The raspberry variety Monomakh's cap is a miniature shrub with powerful shoots. Reproduction takes place by growing green cuttings. Ripe bushes have rather large fruits, rich red color.
The weight of one berry is about 7g, but with ideal care, the weight can reach 20 g. In one season, 4-5 kg of berries are harvested from one bush. Raspberry fruits have a blunt-conical elongated shape. The size of the fruits mainly depends on the frequency of watering. The taste is sweet with a slight pleasant sourness.
- Features of the variety
- Reproduction of repair raspberries
- Planting and growing features
Features of the variety
The Monomakh cap variety belongs to new types of repair raspberries. The bottom of the stems is covered with sparse stiff thorns. The fruiting period of this raspberry variety is extended. The first harvest ripens in mid-July, and the second - from mid-August until the first frost. The fruit pulp separates well from the stalk. This variety is very difficult to breed in the traditional way, in a short period of time.
The harvest of the second term is not exposed to worms and other pests. Monomakh's hat is a fairly frost-resistant variety. But if the winter is very harsh, then the shoots of the bushes should be bent to the ground and covered with snow. The main thing is to prevent the appearance of an ice crust on the covering snow.
Reproduction of repair raspberries
In late spring, some of the young shoots need to be cut off a little. This is done when the ground part of them reaches a height of 4-5 cm. Cut cuttings should be immediately planted in the ground, previously watered with water. After the shoots have rooted, they are transplanted to their permanent place. The planted raspberry roots are dug up in late autumn and cut into cuttings, 15 cm each.
The dug cuttings should be stored in dark basements, while not allowing them to dry out. When spring comes, a mixture of wet sand and peat is poured into ordinary boxes. A stalk is placed in the finished box with the mixture, which still needs to be sprinkled with the same composition. Upon reaching a height of 3 cm, cuttings can be separated from the root and planted in the ground.
Video about growing raspberries:
The raspberry variety Monomakh's hat bears fruit only on the shoots of the current year. The main advantage of this variety is the ability to ripen berries on a cut shoot. After fruiting raspberries, you need to cut off the entire ground part of the bush. This is necessary in order to eliminate all diseased and unusable branches that can be carriers of various diseases. Also, with the growth and fruiting of raspberries, there is no need to spray the bushes with pesticides.
This is due to the fact that the phenophases of pests and raspberries simply do not coincide with each other. To get a good harvest, when planting raspberries, you need to follow a few simple rules:
- Planting of this variety should take place exclusively in lighted areas. After all, even a slight darkening can affect the amount and maturity of the crop.
- It is necessary to plant raspberry bushes only from the south side, and the site chosen for planting must be protected from strong winds. In such areas, the snow will melt quickly, and in summer there is a good accumulation of heat.
Planting and growing features
Planting the repair raspberry cap of Monomakh occurs in almost the same way as for ordinary varieties. Seedlings can be planted in spring or fall. If planting takes place in the autumn period of the year, then this must be done in warm sunny weather for the rooting of the cuttings to occur. The bushes are planted in pre-prepared holes, 30 cm deep. The distance between the planted bushes should be at least one meter.
Thus, the bushes will be well ventilated and will not be susceptible to various diseases. Before planting, each hole must be fertilized with organic fertilizing, in the form of humus, manure or peat.
After planting seedlings, each bush must be poured with a bucket of water. The rooting depth of the seedling should be fifty centimeters. Since the raspberry variety Monomakh's cap is a repair one, you can get a harvest of berries twice a season. To get a harvest in the early period of the year, you need to use various covering materials. In the process of growing, raspberries require constant care. First of all, you need to carry out the following work:
- Fertilizing the soil with peat or humus.
- Regular watering.
- Elimination of excess ovary. Experienced gardeners recommend leaving about five plants per square meter of land.
- Thinning of root suckers.
- Winter pruning of shoots to zero.
- Powder of cut bushes with ash and humus.