Currant Selechenskaya and Selechenskaya 2: characteristics and growing conditions


Currants, along with raspberries and gooseberries, are a regular in the gardens, notable for their bright fruit taste and the exceptional aroma of young leaves. The early ripening varieties of black currant Selechenskaya and Selechenskaya 2 have long won the love of gardeners. Growing this fruit and berry shrub will not cause difficulties if you understand the nuances of each subspecies in advance.

Description of varieties

Blackcurrant varieties were bred at the All-Russian Research Institute of Lupine and are recommended for cultivation from the North-West to the East Siberian regions. Despite their common name, the only similarity is their early maturity.

Currant characteristics (comparison table)

Criterion / GradeSelechenskayaSelechenskaya 2
Shrub heightup to 1.5 mup to 2 m
Bush shapeSlightly spreadingSemi-spreading
Branches, shootsWeakly pubescent, have a beige-grayish tint, strongly leafyBranches are colored brown with a grayish tint
LeavesThe leaf blade is dull and has five lobes, finely serrated along the edge. The leaf is slightly convexLobes (three) leaflets are pointed-elongated, coarsely serrated along the edge. Dark green leathery leaf plates folded in a boat along the main veins
InflorescencesThe inflorescence is of the brush type, with a slightly curved axis and consisting of 8–12 flowers. The size of the flowers is characterized as mediumThe flowers in the brush are medium, have a purple tint with a red tint. 8-14 flowers are collected in the inflorescence on a slightly curved axis
FruitBlack color of medium-dense skin. The weight of the berry reaches 2.5–5 g. The fruits are round, with a rich taste, and sweet. Easily detached from the stemThe skin of the black fruit is dense, glossy. Berry weight: 3.5–5.5 g. Sweet. Separation from the stalk dry
Yield2.8 kg / bush4 kg / bush
Ripening termsEarly
Winter hardiness, disease resistanceAverage indicators of resistance and immunityExcellent resistance to frost and spring frost. Resistant to powdery mildew, bud mite and anthracnose

Berries of the Selechenskaya variety

Berries of the Selechenskaya variety 2

Black currant varieties Selechenskaya 2: features (video)

Advantages and disadvantages

"Pros""Minuses"
The fruits are impressive in size;Are prone to shallowness with irrational agricultural technology;
Ripe fruits remain on the branches for a long time;Regular watering is required;
High resistance to low negative temperatures (frost, short-term spring frosts), as well as an indicator of heat resistance above average;Possible defeat by anthracnose;
High productivity;In the absence of proper care, a sharp decrease in yield is possible;

Landing features

Selecting a seedling, planting location and timing

The key to a successful planting is a properly selected seedling. For planting in the garden, choose healthy one- or two-year-old seedlings. When buying, you should pay attention to the integrity of the roots and the condition of the kidneys. Plants on which mechanical damage is found should not be considered for purchase.

The root system of quality blackcurrant planting material should have 2-3 large roots, reaching 0.2 m in length.

When choosing planting material, special attention is paid to the condition of the roots and shoots.

Planting a seedling is carried out in several terms: spring or autumn. In this case, the most preferable is the autumn planting period, namely the beginning to mid-September.

For the successful cultivation of black currants, it is necessary to select a site with light, nutrient-rich soils with a groundwater depth of at least 1 m. The shrub prefers neutral soil acidity, but cultivation on substrates with a slightly acidic reaction is acceptable.

Currants do not tolerate open sunny space, as well as strong exposure to wind, therefore it is recommended to plant it near fences, walls of a house or in the southern part of the garden.

The bushes planted in partial shade can boast of the largest fruits.

Areas with a leveled topography are preferable for growing currants. Before planting, it is necessary to fill in the pits and depressions, and to tear off the hills.

Autumn planting stages

Preparatory stage:

  • Three months before the date of the proposed planting, the soil on the site is dug up. Up to 9 kg of organic matter (rotted manure), 0.2 kg of superphosphate and 0.04 kg of potassium sulfate are introduced into it. The acidic reaction of the soil is neutralized by liming: 1 kg / m2. In the process of incorporating nutrients, it is recommended to remove the root systems of perennial weeds;
  • For planting currants, a planting pit of 0.4 * 0.4 m is prepared in advance, where it is necessary to add 7 kg of rotted manure, 0.12 kg of superphosphate granules, 0.03 kg of potassium sulfate and 0.3 kg of wood ash to reduce acidity.

Directly landing:

Annual plants and weakened plants are planted in pairs directed in opposite directions.

  1. The landing pit spills 10 liters of water;
  2. A seedling at the planting site is arranged with an inclination angle of 45 degrees, while it is necessary to ensure that the root collar is located in the soil at a depth of 5–7 cm;
  3. The roots are gently straightened along the bottom of the pit, after which the seat is covered with soil and compacted;
  4. A small earthen embankment is formed along the perimeter of the pit, into which a couple of buckets of water are poured;
  5. After the moisture is absorbed, the surface of the pit is mulched with any organic material (straw, sawdust);
  6. A young plant is cut in such a way that 3-5 large, developed buds remain.

The black currant seedling should be tilted 45 degrees, and the growth point should be deepened by no more than 7 cm

Planting step: rows at a distance of 2–2.5 m, between bushes in a row - at least 1 m (when creating a ribbon from currants - at least 0.7 m).

Basic rules for planting a black currant seedling (video)

Plant care

The varieties Selechenskaya and Selechenskaya 2, like many others, tend to decrease yields with irrational or insufficient care. Seedlings and young shrubs require especially careful attention.

Watering and processing the trunk circle

Black currant varieties Selechenskaya and Selechenskaya 2 make increased demands on soil moisture.

Irrigation of plantings is carried out with clean water, at 1 m2 3-4 buckets are used.

There are three main watering periods:

  • The first is made during the formation of ovaries and fruits. During severe drought, additional soil moisture is required so that the berries do not fall off prematurely;
  • After harvest;
  • Before winter (at the beginning of October), the last watering is carried out;

The introduced water should be evenly distributed around the perimeter of the trunk circle

A bad neighborhood for black currants promises a trunk circle overgrown with wheatgrass. In order for the shrub to develop normally, it is necessary to remove perennial weeds from the root, while weeding is carried out extremely carefully, since the currant has a superficial root system. Loosening of the soil is allowed to a depth of no more than 7 cm.

To retain moisture and slow down the growth of weeds in the near-trunk circle of the shrub, it is worth regularly updating the mulching material - straw, wood shavings.

A thick layer of mulching material will not only reduce moisture evaporation from the soil, but also delay the growth of weeds

Fertilization

Lack of nutrients in the soil can lead to the fact that the productivity of plants is greatly reduced or the crop will be absent altogether. The main principle of feeding currants is regularity.

TermSubstancenumberMethod of application
Spring1-3 yearsUrea40 gEmbedding in soil
from 4 years old25 g
  • Swelling of leaves;
  • End of flowering;
  • Fruit ripening period;
  • After harvest;
Poultry manure and water slurry (1:10)10 l / bush
Spilling the trunk circle
Manure infusion on water (1: 4)
FallCompost, rotted manure4-6 kgEmbedding in soil
Potassium sulfate0.015 kg
Superphosphate0.03-0.04 kg

Pruning

The formation of a black currant bush takes three years from the moment of planting. Pruning is carried out in two periods: in early spring or late autumn, while dry branches are allowed to be removed at any time.

  1. The year following planting, when pruning, it is necessary to leave 5–6 of the most developed skeletal branches. To stimulate lateral branching in the second half of July, the tops of young shoots are pinched onto two buds;
  2. In the next two years, the pruning scheme is almost the same: it is necessary to keep 3-5 of the most developed shoots, and last year's are shortened by 2-4 buds;
  3. In the future, sanitary and anti-aging pruning is carried out. Shoots that have reached the age of six are cut completely, and all damaged branches must be removed. Formative pruning follows the pattern of previous years.

Pruning currants in spring (video)

Preparing for winter

Currant is an extremely frost-resistant crop that can withstand temperatures as low as -30 ...- 32 degrees.

The key to a good wintering is the fulfillment of all the rules of agricultural technology: timely and high-quality watering, sufficient feeding and rationally pruning.

Be sure to cover young plants for the winter, planted in the ground in the fall, to prevent freezing.

In addition, it is recommended that at the very first precipitation (with sufficient snow cover), pour a layer of snow of at least 10 cm over the mulch, thus covering the base of the bush. It is recommended to tie currant bushes in the upper part for the winter, which will preserve the fruit buds, protecting them from mechanical damage during strong winds.

Tying black currant bushes will prevent damage to fruit buds during strong winds

With the arrival of the first spring thaw, you should not dig out or untie the bushes, as sudden frosts can strongly “hit” the future harvest.

Diseases and pests

The black currant varieties Selechenskaya and Selechenskaya 2 enjoy great respect among gardeners for their unprecedented resistance to fungal and viral diseases, as well as their weak susceptibility to insect colonization.

Diseases of black currant: control measures and prevention (table)

NameSignsProcessing timeControl measuresPreventive measures
AnthracnoseFungal disease that manifests itself in the form of brown spots. Leaves in the lower parts of the shoots are affected first. Over time, the affected leaves dry out and fall off. The disease develops most aggressively in wet summers.Leaves bloomingCuprozan, Phthalan
  • Digging the trunk circle in early spring or late autumn;
  • Removal and destruction of fallen leaves on which spores of the fungus winter;
  • Cutting and burning severely affected shoots.
An exception! During fruit settingBordeaux liquid 1%
Immediately after harvesting the fruitCuprozan, Phthalan
Powdery mildewA fungal disease characterized by the appearance of a grayish coating on the leaves and shoots. The disease affects the growth point, which is why growth processes are disrupted in the shoots. The leaves of infected bushes are deformed, shrinking. The set berries either fall off or are covered with a characteristic bloom. The bush can die during the season or freeze out in winter, without having time to prepareEvery 4-7 days until the signs of the disease completely disappearFundazol, Topaz, Vitaros
  • Control over the application of nitrogen fertilizers, as well as regulation of the irrigation regime;
  • Thinning of thickened plantings;
  • Periodic complete replacement of the top layer of the soil or its preventive treatment;
Sunny, dry, calm weatherTraditional methods:
  1. A solution of baking soda with soap (for 3 liters of water, 30 g of soda and 10 g of soap);
  2. Whey solution (1 part serum to 10 parts water) - spraying three times every 4 days;

Gallery of diseases

Black currant pests: control measures and prevention (table)

NameSignsProcessing timeControl measuresPreventive measures
Leafy red-gall aphidA pest insect leading a colonial lifestyle. It parasitizes on the underside of the leaf. The infected leaf deforms, becoming covered with dark red or cherry bumpsEarly in the spring, before bud breakAktelik, Sumicidin
  • Cutting out damaged shoots;
  • Regular weeding of weeds;
  • Attraction of entomophages to the site;
  • Spilling shrubs in spring with boiling water.
Kidney currant miteA pest that manifests itself in the form of severely swollen and enlarged kidneys. In spring, the difference in the speed of shoot development is noticeable. Leaves emerging from infected buds are deformed and very poorly developed. Some kidneys do not open at all.The first treatment is the period before flowering (the beginning of the migration of ticks), then within a month (every 10-12 days)Phosphamide, Rogor-S, Nitrafen, EnvidorThorough checking of the planting material before purchasing; Checking the mother plant before cutting cuttings; Disinfection of the inventory and the premises where it is stored;
Cutting of heavily infested shoots and their destruction or complete destruction of bushes inhabited by a pest

Pest gallery

Harvesting and storage

Black currant varieties Selechenskaya and Selechenskaya 2 ripen from July to early August.

It should be remembered that the harvest harvested in dry weather will keep fresh for longer.

A cool (1-3 degrees Celsius) and relatively damp storage area will keep the berries for up to two weeks. Frozen or dried fruits will be stored longer without losing their beneficial qualities. Fresh berries, ground with granulated sugar, can be stored in the refrigerator for a long time.

Selechenskaya and Selechenskaya 2 varieties are extremely suitable for conservation due to their rich taste. In addition, they have proven themselves excellently in baking and any other dishes that require heat treatment.

Gardeners reviews

The high resistance of varieties Selechenskaya and Selechenskaya 2 to pests and most diseases of currants, as well as exceptional taste, justify their popularity among gardeners. With proper care, currant bushes planted on the site will delight owners with a bountiful harvest for many years.


Different varieties of black currant are grown by many gardeners. The berries of this fruit shrub contain a large amount of ascorbic acid, many other vitamins, minerals and a number of active substances.

Therefore, collecting large harvests of these berries is the dream of any summer resident. Currently, there are many varieties of this berry shrub, bred not only by foreign, but also by Russian breeders. This article will talk about the Selechenskaya 2 black currant, bred by specialists from Russia.


Advantages and disadvantages

Currant has advantages and disadvantages:

Benefitsdisadvantages
Large berries that separate well from the stemImproper care reduces yields and leads to a decrease in berry size
Berries tend to be stored for a long time after ripening.Requires constant moisture in the soil
The variety tolerates low temperatures and is resistant to diseasesFertilize regularly
Good taste
High yield

The Selechenskaya black currant will be an addition to any garden and, with proper care, will delight you with a harvest every year.


Advantages and disadvantages

Selechenskaya has the following advantages:

  • high frost resistance
  • high temperature resistance
  • berries are large
  • fruits separate well from the stalk
  • berries are stored for a long time without loss of characteristics
  • fruits after ripening do not crumble
  • early maturation
  • high yield
  • sweet taste.

  • due to improper care, the size of the berries and the yield are reduced
  • needs regular irrigation
  • high demands on the soil, which forces the gardener to regularly introduce fertilizers into the soil
  • average resistance to diseases and pests.

Berry composition

The berries contain the following components:

  • vitamins C, K and group B
  • pectin
  • phytoncides
  • acid
  • tannins
  • essential oils
  • minerals including sodium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, iron and magnesium.

Nutritional value per 100 g of berries:

  • carbohydrates - 7.3 g
  • proteins - 1 g
  • fats - 0.2 gr.

100 grams of fruit contains 38 kcal.

Application

The black currant of the Selechenskaya variety has a wide range of applications. Berries are used in the following areas:

  1. In cooking. Berries are used to make stewed fruit, juice and jam. They are also used as pie fillings or baking decorations. The fruits are suitable for drying and freezing. Fruit of the Marmaladnitsa variety can also be dried.
  2. In folk medicine. Here they use both leaves for making medicinal tea, and fruits for decoction, infusion, tincture. Due to its healing properties, the plant increases the body's defenses, which allows it to resist various viruses and bacteria. In addition, black currant has a positive effect on the state of the cardiovascular system, joints, digestive and circulatory systems. For this reason, the berries and leaves of Selechenskaya are recommended for the treatment of the corresponding pathologies. Doctors also recommend the Beloved variety.
  3. In cosmetology. Black currant neutralizes the action of free radicals, therefore it is used to prepare face products in order to slow down the aging and rejuvenation processes. Masks made from the fruits of this type of currant for the face help get rid of rashes, age spots, dry epidermis, small wrinkles and excessive greasy skin. How to use laundry soap from aphids on currants is indicated here.


Planting seedlings

Under the currants of the Selechenskaya 2 variety, holes are dug 35 cm deep and 40 cm in circumference. Given the growth of the bush, 1.5-2 m of space is left between the holes. They are planted in early autumn so that the root system has time to take root - the survival of the plant in winter depends on it. In spring, planting is carried out only in regions where it is long, warm and humid.

If the soils on the site are poor or too clayey, then the soil intended for filling the root system must be cultivated. Depending on the problem, sand, humus, lime, vermiculite are added to it.

The prepared seedlings are shortened by half, and before planting, their roots are dipped in a bowl with a chatterbox prepared according to the following recipe (for 10 seedlings):

  • 2 l of water
  • 1 sachet of root formation stimulant Kornevin
  • 3 g of insecticide "Aktara" to protect the roots from gnawing pests
  • 0.5 kg of clay and humus.

Modest, but generous in vitamins and sweet-sour juice, black currant is an indispensable inhabitant of Russian gardens. Plant Selechenskaya 2 at home - it works great on any soil and with the busiest owners.


Diseases and pests

With untimely care, the Selechenskaya and Selechenskaya-2 currants may be affected by various diseases and pests. Although these varieties are quite resistant to bud mites and powdery mildew. Subject to the basic principles of care, and spraying shrubs with special means, currants will delight with good development and productivity.

Table: diseases and pests of currants and methods of dealing with them

Disease / pestSigns of defeatPreventive measuresControl methods
AnthracnoseFungal disease.
The bark loses its elasticity and cracks. Small tubercles appear in the cracks. The branches dry up
Periodic thinning of the planting, digging the soil under the bush, collecting fallen leavesSpraying the bush with copper sulfate (for 1 liter of water, 4 g of sulfate). Consumption rate for an adult bush is 2 liters. Using the drugs Cuprozan or Phtolan according to the instructions
Yellow veined mosaicA viral disease manifested in a yellow pattern at the veins of leavesUsing healthy planting materialSpraying the bush with a 1% solution of Bordeaux liquid after flowering. With a large defeat of the bush, its uprooting and burning
Terry (reversion)Viral disease. The leaves become smaller and become purple, the berries are not tiedRegular application of phosphorus and potassium fertilizers, as well as foliar dressing with trace elementsAffected bushes are uprooted and burned
Drying of shoots (tuberculariosis)The bark peels off, the shoots die off entirely from the topPruning damaged shootsSpraying the bush with a 1% solution of Bordeaux liquid in early spring, after flowering and in autumn
Leaf gall aphidA small insect about 2 mm long pierces the leaves from the underside and feeds on their sap. The leaves acquire characteristic swellings, curl and wither. Shoots with affected leaves dry outPlanting next to currants onions, dill, garlic, parsley, mint, marigolds. Spraying foliage with infusions of tobacco, wood ash, onion husks, soda ash, liquid soap. Destruction and burning of damaged shoots and leavesTreatment with Karbofos according to the instructions for the preparation before bud break and immediately after the appearance of the leaves
Spider miteThe usual time for the appearance of a pest up to 0.5 mm in size is May. Leaves turn reddish, from the bottom surface in a cobwebBurning fallen leaves, loosening the soil and removing weedsTreatment with insecticides like Vofatox before bud break according to the instructions for the preparation. Applying a colloidal sulfur solution a few days before flowering
Kidney miteThe presence of a mite in the buds of a plant manifests itself in their abnormal large size. The leaves of their buds will be small and pale. Productivity is decliningRemoval and burning of diseased kidneys, and with intense tick damage, and whole branches. Planting next to currant, garlic and onion. Using healthy seedlings when plantingSpraying during the flowering period with an infusion of mashed garlic (150 g per 10 l of water)
Currant glassThe glass moth larvae develop under the bark, and their caterpillars penetrate the middle of the branches and find food there. The branches dry and dieRegular loosening of the soil. To destroy caterpillars and pupae of the glass in May and June, sprinkle the ground under the bushes with a mixture of ash, tobacco (200 g each), ground pepper and mustard (1 tablespoon each). The consumption rate of the mixture is 2-3 tbsp. spoons on the bush. Cutting and burning diseased branches. Timely cutting of branches over 5 years oldTreatment with Fitoverm or Iskra preparations according to the instructions for them
Blackcurrant berry sawflyThe larvae of the pest penetrate the berries and feed on the seeds. Berries shriveledCollection and destruction of diseased berries. Burning fallen leaves, loosening the soil and removing weedsTreatment with Ambush or Etaphos preparations according to the instructions for them after flowering

Photo gallery of diseases and pests of black currant

The difference between a healthy kidney and a mite affected kidney is clearly visible.

Leaves in aphids have characteristic bulges

Caterpillar and butterfly of currant glass

The sawfly larva feeds on currant seeds

Anthracnose develops especially in rainy weather.

With a strong defeat by doubleness, flower brushes turn into thin branches with scales instead of flowers

Drying of shoots is one of the specific diseases

Yellow veined mosaic is a viral disease, upon detection of which the affected plants should be uprooted and burned


So that the yield level of currant bushes does not decrease over the years, there are several basic agrotechnical care techniques that must be adhered to. It is better to plant Selechenskaya currants in the fall, around the end of September. It is especially important to choose the right area with favorable soil.

Seat selection

Choose areas that are lit by the sun or with little shade. It should also be taken into account, despite the fact that currants love moisture, they do not tolerate the proximity of groundwater poorly. The crop is grown along fences or buildings to protect it from strong wind gusts.

Black currant "does not like" soils with a high level of acidity. To protect your garden from constant disease damage, do not plant bushes in highly shaded areas, with swampy or sandy soils.

Pit preparation: fertilization, drainage

Site preparation begins in advance. In about a month, it needs to be cleaned of weeds. Then dig holes about 40 cm deep. The distance between the holes should be 1 m, and between the rows - 1.5 m. Fertile soil, which remained when digging holes, is mixed with 5 kg of humus, 200 g of wood ash and 150 g of superphosphate. All this is laid in the recesses. So that the mixture is evenly distributed, it is poured with 3 buckets of water.

Planting seedlings in the ground

Currant seedlings are planted in the ground to a depth of 0.5 m. Then a hole is filled in and a small earthen embankment is formed around. The bushes are well watered, and the soil near them is mulched with dry grass. At the end of planting, the shoots are cut with pruning shears so that shoots with three buds remain above the ground.

In order for young bushes to grow root shoots faster, the seedlings must be placed in the ground at an inclination of 45 °.

Like any other garden plant, currants require a special approach. If you do not take care of the bushes, then the yield can significantly decrease. The Selechenskaya variety is quite demanding in care and loves moisture.

Therefore, it must be watered at least once a week. But when the berries ripen, you should refrain from frequent and abundant watering, even in dry weather. This can cause cracks in the berries.

The plant needs not only to be watered, but also to be fed. In the spring, before the currants "wake up", 40 g of urea must be added to the soil.

In summer, a solution of 1 kg of chicken manure and 10 liters of water is used as fertilizer.

In the fall, the feeding process is carried out using 20 g of potassium sulfide and 40 g of superphosphate. You can replace these substances with 200 g of wood ash.

After fertilization, the soil near each bush must be mulched with humus.

Disease and pest control

Currant bushes are resistant to many dangerous diseases and insects. But still, your plantation is not immune from ailments, which often become a serious threat to plants.

Therefore, it is necessary to regularly apply certain preventive measures:

  1. Columnar rust... It appears as yellow spots on the leaves. Bordeaux liquid or "Nitrofen" is used to combat it. To prevent the onset of the disease, you need to regularly loosen the ground and burn dry leaves.
  2. Anthracnose (the bark cracks and the branches dry out). For prevention, it is necessary to loosen the soil, thin out the plantings, and collect dry leaves. In case of infection, "Kuprozan" and "Ftalan" are used.
  3. Terry... The absence of the smell characteristic of currants and the appearance of sterile flowers are the first signs of the disease. To avoid this, use only healthy planting material. The affected bushes should be dug up and burned, as the disease is viral and can infect the entire area.
  4. Gray rot (brown spots can be seen on the leaves, and a gray bloom appears on the berries). You can improve the plant by treating the soil and bushes with copper sulfate. To prevent infection, it is better to treat the bushes with Bordeaux liquid before opening the buds.
  5. Yellow veined mosaic... Around the veins on the leaves, you can see a pattern of bright yellow color. Such bushes are uprooted and burned. Therefore, it is better to pre-treat the area with anti-sucking pests - for prevention.

In addition to diseases, insect pests pose a threat to your plantation:

  1. Biennial leaflet... The larvae of this butterfly settle in the cracks of the bark for the winter, and in the spring they eat the flower buds from the inside. This causes them to dry out. To get rid of it will help drugs "Actellik", "Antio". To protect your garden from the appearance of a pest, it is recommended to treat the bushes with Bordeaux liquid before budding, and in the fall - to dig deep into the soil.
  2. Currant glass... The larvae of this butterfly settle under the bark and eat away the core of the branches. Therefore, when the flowering period passes, the bushes die. The main method of prophylaxis against the parasite is adherence to the dose of feeding. In case of defeat, use "Rovikurt", "Karbofos".
  3. Spider mite... It settles on the lower part of the leaf and feeds on the sap of the plant. When the plant attacks with a tick, light spots appear on the leaves and the leaves acquire a marbled color. To get rid of the insect, the currants are treated with colloidal sulfur. And so that the tick does not appear at all in the beds, you need to regularly remove weeds and loosen the soil.
  4. Fruit sawfly... In the ovaries of the currant, female insects lay eggs. When the larvae develop, they eat away the seeds of the fruit. They can be noticed by the fact that such berries become ribbed and ripen ahead of time. They struggle with sawflies using the preparations "Etafos", "Ambush". And also you need to carry out prevention using peat for mulch and getting rid of dry foliage.
  5. Leaf gall aphid... These are small insects whose larvae drink the sap of plants. When infected with these pests, the tops of the branches twist and dry out. In this case, use "Sumicidin", "Actellik". To prevent the problem in the spring, the bushes should be treated with the Karambida solution.

Pruning and shaping the bush

In order for the bush to develop well, it is necessary to prune the shoots. The procedure is carried out in such a way that 5 of the strongest branches remain on the bush. The remaining shoots are also pruned, leaving 3-4 buds. In the future, only sanitary pruning is carried out - damaged, dry and six-year-old shoots are removed.

Wintering

Selechenskaya currant is frost-resistant and can withstand temperatures as low as -32 ° C. Bushes on the eve of winter are advised to tie "in a bunch", so you will protect them from wind damage. And when the first snow appears, snow mounds are made on top of the mulch. This will provide additional protection for plants from frost.

Harvesting and transportation, keeping berries

The ripening time of the crop begins around mid-June. The berries are dense and have a high shelf life. Therefore, they can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks without any problems without losing their taste. Also, the fruits are great for freezing and preserving.

Selechenskaya currant may seem quite capricious and demanding. But the result is a high yield of fragrant berries that will justify your efforts. If you adhere to the cultivation technique, pay due attention to the shrub, the plant will thank you with tasty and healthy berries. Selechensky fruits rightfully occupy the first places among experienced gardeners and receive the highest marks from tasters.



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