Yoshta does not bear fruit: why it happens and what to do
A couple of years ago, they planted a yoshta at the dacha. The seedling was purchased in the nursery, where we were promised a harvest in a year, but we never saw the berries. Tell me, what could be the reason? Why Yoshta does not bear fruit?
Among gardeners, selective hybrid crops are gaining more and more popularity, which are characterized by improved positive qualities of parent plants. One of the most famous fruit and berry hybrids is yoshta with leaves like gooseberries and fruits like currants. Powerful bushes with an average height of about 2 m have absolutely no thorns, give little root growth and have stronger shoots, besides, they will delight you with large black berries of a sweet and sour taste. Resistance to most parental diseases and frost is another advantage of the shrub. However, sometimes yoshta leaves gardeners perplexed: after planting, a year passes, the second, and the berries are never seen. What could this be connected with??
The reasons why yoshta does not bear fruit may be a violation of growing recommendations, namely:
- lack of pollination;
- lack of moisture;
- lack of food.
How to increase fruiting?
In general, yoshta is a partially self-fertile plant. Its yellow inflorescences with a slight sweet scent attract insects, but sometimes this is not enough. If the shrub blooms, but there is no ovary or there is little, experienced gardeners advise to plant parent crops in its neighbors – currants and gooseberries. This will improve the quality of pollination and, accordingly, yield..
Lack of moisture
One of the conditions for the good development of the bush and fruiting is a sufficient level of moisture in the soil. It is especially important to regularly water the yoshta in the summer, when the air temperature is high and precipitation is rare. Under an adult plant, you need to pour at least three buckets of water and make sure that the ground under the bush does not dry out. If this happens, yoshta will not only grow poorly, but also bear fruit..
In order to avoid rapid evaporation of water, the trunk circle should be mulched with humus, in addition, the mulch will not give a chance to weeds and will provide the shrub with nutrients.
Yoshta’s nutritional problems
The hybrid has a tenacious disposition and is able to survive almost everywhere. But if the purpose of planting is not only to get a decorative hedge, but also useful berries, the yoshta must be periodically fed.
Particular attention should be paid to the owners of plots with poor soil – it will be very difficult to achieve good fruiting without fertilizing there..
It is necessary to apply fertilizers under the bush during the entire growing season, namely:
- in the spring – humus, compost;
- in the summer – phosphate preparations;
- for the winter – potash fertilizers.
Adhering to the basics of proper yoshta care, you can feast on large and tasty berries over the next 20 years.