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Experienced gardeners know the best varieties of large-currant. This berry is red, white and black. This plant can be found in almost any garden. This berry can be eaten fresh or made from it delicious jam, pasta or jelly. The fruits are rich in vitamin C, which the body needs.
What is the berry of black currant larger
When choosing one or another type of this berry, gardeners take into account the following factors:
- pest resistance;
- frost resistance;
- the height of the bushes.
Blackcurrant with large fruits is most valued. The most demanded are the following large-fruited varieties of currant:
- "Belarusian sweet";
- "Tatyana's Day";
- "Black Pearl";
- "Leningrad giant";
"Pygmy" refers to large-fruited berry. The size of the fruits reaches 7 grams. They are sweet, fragrant and have a thin skin. All this makes this type of berries indispensable for the elderly, who can not eat hard fruits with a thick skin. This variety is distinguished by high productivity. With rational care from 1 bush, you can collect up to 6 kg of ripe and juicy berries. "Pygmy" tolerates low temperatures and is resistant to many pests.
Large-currant: choosing a good variety
No less in demand is Exotica. The advantages of this type of berries include the following:
- high productivity;
- early bearing
- bush power;
- juicy and sweet fruits.
This is a tall species of blackcurrant. The Aleander has excellent characteristics. Its bushes are very spreading and strong. The foliage is dark green in color, large and somewhat wrinkled. The disadvantages of this variety include instability to kidney mites. This variety is suitable for regions with a temperate climate, as hot weather negatively affects yield.
Venus is in great demand, which is characterized by relative winter hardiness, resistance to dew and ticks. The bush is not very tall. Fruits weigh up to 6 grams. They are round and have a thick peel. Venus is great for desserts. Venus is a mid-season variety.
Well proven black currant "Gulliver". She is not afraid of drought and cold. Its bushes are wide and tall. The mass of fruits is up to 3.3 grams. They are round in shape with a shiny surface. Taste characteristics are very high. "Dobrynya" is one of the best types of currants. Large fruits are distinguished by "Simbilla" currant. Its peculiarity is that the fruits contain few seeds and a lot of pulp.
The largest red currant
Some prefer to grow not black, but red currants. Its fruits are rich in the following substances: potassium, iron, ascorbic, malic and succinic acids, pectin. Red fruits are smaller than black fruits, but no less tasty. The most large-fruited are the following varieties of red currant:
- "Ob sunset";
- "Ural Beauty";
- Yonker Van Thets.
Currant "Yonker Van Thets" bred in the Netherlands. The bushes of this plant are dense. The branches are straight. The leaves are five-lobed, large, rounded, dark. Saucer-shaped flowers. Fruits are large, weighing up to 1.5 grams, red, pear-shaped or round. The peel is very dense, which ensures good storage and transportation resistance.
Fruits contain several large seeds. This can be attributed to disadvantages. This type of berry is perfect for processing into jam or for fresh consumption. The plant rarely suffers from anthracnosis and is affected by a tick. This variety tolerates frosts well. From 1 bush per season, you can collect up to 6.5 kg of berries. The main advantage of the variety is early maturity.
The largest white currant
Large-fruited varieties of white currant are not so numerous. The best types of this crop are:
- Ural White;
Almost ideal is the Ural White berry, which is not afraid of diseases and low temperatures.
Bushes of medium size, not very sprawling, but dense. With regular watering and feeding from 1 bush, you can get up to 6 kg of berries. In taste characteristics, this currant is superior to most other species. Fruits can weigh up to 1.1 grams. They are large, yellow and juicy.
How to care for currants
In Germany, the berry of the Dessert variety was bred. Its fruits are white with a yellow-pink hue, large. The fruit tastes sweet and sour. Bushes in the garden do not take up much space. They differ in average sprawl. Thus, today there are a large number of different types of this berry crop on sale.
When making a choice, it is necessary to take into account not only the size of the fruits, but also other characteristics of the plant. The yield and size of the berries depend on the care. The latter includes regular watering, spraying the bushes to protect them from pests, loosening the soil, weeding, fertilizing. If you properly care for the plant, you can enjoy delicious berries all summer, and in winter there is jam or pasta.