Apricot Success at their summer cottage
The border of growth of apricot in the north runs along the Voronezh region. Until recently, summer residents of the middle lane had only to envy their southern colleagues. Today, fruitful winter-hardy varieties are at the disposal of gardeners, including the apricot Success, which survives, blooms and bears fruit even in the suburbs.
Apricot is considered by gardeners to be a capricious plant that needs constant attention and competent agricultural technology. In fact, thermophilic trees easily take root and delight with the harvest, if the variety is chosen correctly..
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Characteristics of the apricot variety Success
Breeding work on obtaining hardy frost-resistant varieties in our country began as early as I.V. Michurin. The varieties bred by him can still be found in gardens throughout Russia. They, for example, the varieties Tovarishch and Michurinsky the best, are used for further breeding. The seedlings obtained with their help and the European variety Luise gave summer residents the apricot variety Success, appreciated for the quality of the fruit and resistance to frost and disease.
Apricots enter the garden as two- or three-year-old seedlings. By the age of 5-6, they enter the season of fruiting. By the age of 10, the yield reaches the optimal indicators for the variety..
Apricot Success forms a tree of medium height, up to three meters, with a rounded pyramidal shape. The variety is characterized by weak branching. Strong skeletal branches and young annual shoots are covered with smooth brown bark with a red tint. Branches are covered with smooth, ovoid foliage with pointed tips, jagged edges and short colored petioles.
The trees of this variety are among the first to produce crops, while flowering also begins quite early. Medium-sized pinkish-white corollas are formed on short bouquet branches. According to the description of the apricot variety Success, ripening in the middle lane occurs in the last days of August or early September. In the Central Black Earth Region, you can taste sweet apricots weeks earlier..
Fruiting and taste of apricots Success
With proper care and the right planting site at the age of 5-6 years, up to 35 kg of fruit can be obtained from a strong tree. In addition to yield and endurance, the excellent quality of apricots deserves attention..
The fruits of the variety, which sit tightly on the branches, are not among the largest. On average, their weight does not exceed 20-25 grams. Apricots have success, as in the photo:
- rounded shape;
- thin skin with amber-yellow base color;
- light reddish pink blush;
- dense, low-fiber, juice-rich pulp.
According to experts, the taste of this variety deserves a score of 4-4.5 points. This is a good indicator for a culture that does not grow in the south of the country, but in its center, for example, in the Non-Black Earth Region..
At the same time, Uspek apricots are equally good as a fresh dessert and as raw materials for all kinds of preparations. Rich in carotene, organic acids, sugars and pectins, the fruits in the hands of the hostess will turn into excellent jam, compote, marshmallow and preserves.
Planting an apricot Success and care of fruit trees
The main value of the variety is its high resistance to frost, adaptability to a short and not too warm summer in the middle zone and a high yield for the region. As follows from the description of the apricot variety Uspek, plants under the cover of snow and natural barriers can survive without serious losses at temperatures up to 35 ° C.
At particularly low temperatures, the mouth and flower buds are primarily damaged. But thanks to good annual growth, trees restore productivity in a short time..
If the tree is in danger, it is from thaws and subsequent frosts, as well as from sunburn in winter. Therefore, in autumn, the bole is carefully covered with air-permeable material, and closer to spring, next to the tree, a snow crust is broken and loose snow is thrown to the boom..
To simplify the care carried out after planting the apricot Success, a well-lit place with reliable protection from cold winds and blowing snow cover is chosen for the garden. Fruit crops need light, air and moisture permeable soil with a slightly alkaline or neutral reaction.
If the soil in the area is acidic, an annual application of dolomite flour or another additive that neutralizes the increased acid content will be required..
While fruit plantings are small, they need special protection from pests, among which aphids and leafworms cause the greatest harm. When it is time for fruiting, an attack of moths is possible..
It is possible to eliminate this and other threats by using chemical control agents, as well as strictly observing the rules of stone fruit crop farming. The gardener needs:
- maintain the cleanliness of the trunks;
- carefully cut the root growth;
- cut out dead or damaged branches, as well as shoots that make the crown unnecessarily thick;
- water and feed the garden regularly to keep it from weakening.
If the winter hardiness of the apricot is not in doubt, then in order to get a harvest from this crop, you need to know that the variety is practically self-sterile. To see the placers of sweet amber fruits on the trees, you need pollinators planted next to the apricot Success. Their choice depends on the flowering time of the plantings and the adaptability of the plants to the growing conditions. In the middle lane, the variety Severny Triumph, Lel, Michurinets can be used as pollinators, as well as the Manchurian, universal for a temperate climate..
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