Perhaps among the many varieties of raspberry, the most popular among gardeners are varieties bred by the master of raspberry farming - the famous breeder I.V. Kazakov. His contribution to the development of domestic breeding is truly invaluable. Many varieties bred by him back in the distant 70-80s of the last century are still able to compete in many respects with modern foreign and Russian raspberry varieties. For example, the raspberry Shy by Kazakov himself is mentioned in the list of the best varieties of the average ripening period. She has many advantages, although it was not without flaws. Description of the raspberry variety Shy with photos and reviews of those who grew it on their plots, you can find in this article.
History of creation and description of the variety
In the late 70s a group of breeders of the Kokinsky stronghold, located near Bryansk, under the leadership of I.V. Kazakova was cultivated a raspberry variety Shy by crossing two varieties: Ottawa and Rubin Bulgarian. Back in 1982, the variety was accepted for state variety testing, and only after almost 10 years, in 1990, it was included in the State Register of Breeding Achievements of Russia. This raspberry variety differs in that it was recommended for cultivation in most regions of Russia:
- Central Chernozem;
- North Caucasus;
- Middle Volga;
- West Siberian.
This was made possible due to the fact that raspberry is different, on the one hand, with high winter hardiness, which allows it to grow in the north. Good drought tolerance, on the other hand, is favorable for growing raspberries. Shy in the hot and dry conditions of the southern regions.Comment! Raspberry Skromnitsa, as mentioned above, belongs to the varieties of average ripening time - the berries begin to ripen from the beginning of July (in the south) to the second decade of July (in the middle zone).
The bushes are formed very well - they are distinguished by an average growth force (they reach a height of no more than two meters), they branch well, but they are not spread widely in different directions. Shoots tend to grow straight. The big advantage of the raspberry variety Modest is the almost complete absence of thorns on the shoots. Only at the very bottom of the shoots are observed medium length, thornless, greenish hue spikes.
Raspberry shoots Shy also covered with intense wax coating, which is able to prevent excessive evaporation of moisture, due to which the bushes are characterized by high drought tolerance.
During the season from 7 to 10 shoots are formed on the bush. This is also very convenient, since raspberries do not scatter much to the sides, while for reproduction it is quite possible to gather enough planting material.
On average, about 2.2 kg of raspberry can be harvested from one bush. In favorable conditions, the maximum yield per bush was 3 kg. The yield may not be the most outstanding, but it is stable from year to year. You can also note the friendly ripening of berries, which are collected literally in one or two times. In industrial cultivation, the productivity of raspberries. The Prudent is estimated at 80-90 to 120 centners of fruit per hectare.
With regard to resistance to diseases, the raspberry Modesty is not at all affected by one of the most common crimson ailments - anthracnose. It also shows high resistance to raspberry mites, but it can suffer from spider mites.
Important! Susceptibility to gray rot is quite high, so preventive treatment of bushes is desirable.
But the snowless winters and frequent thaws raspberries of this variety are able to survive quite calmly due to the fact that the bark at the base of the shoots has good resistance to decay.
About frost resistance varieties have already been said, we can only add that in almost all the above-mentioned regions of Russia raspberry varieties Skromnitsa can be grown without shelter for the winter.
Raspberries of this variety are also known for their drought tolerance, so even without much watering, the berries on the bushes will still be there. But for maximum yield, it is better, if possible, not to torture the bushes and water them abundantly, especially during flowering and fruit formation. In this case, the return will also be good.
Characteristics of berries
Variety Shy fruits are distinguished by the following characteristics:
- The fruits have a standard round-conical shape;
- The size of the berries is small - the weight of one berry varies within 2-4 grams;
- The color of the fruit is also standard - pink and crimson;
- Berry separability from fruit is medium;
- Tastes are estimated at 4.2 points, berry dessert taste, with a slight sourness;
- The flavor of the berries is absent;
- Fruits contain 8.8% sugars, 22 mg / 100g ascorbic acid;
- Berries have a high density, do not crumple and do not flow during storage - are well transported;
- The purpose of the berries is universal - they make tasty and healthy compotes, jams, jams and other preparations.
Advantages and disadvantages of the variety
The raspberry variety Modest has many advantages that allowed it to be popular in many regions of our country for several decades.
- Raspberry variety Skromnitsa suitable for mechanized harvesting under industrial growing conditions.
- The lack of thorns makes the care of raspberries and the harvest of berries very convenient.
- High transportability of berries and their excellent presentation.
- Winter hardiness, resistance to decay and drought tolerance.
- Complete immunity to anthracnose.
Among the disadvantages of the variety can be noted its susceptibility to gray rot and spider mites.
Raspberry Skromnitsa causes positive feedback from all owners of home plots, where it grows, primarily due to its unpretentious and stable fruiting.Vladimir, 59, Lipetsk Region In recent years, many gardeners have been chasing new products and trying to plant as many different varieties of garden crops as they can in their attempts to get a bountiful and steady crop. As for raspberry, large-fruited and remontant varieties have become fashionable. But not everyone knows that such varieties require full and competent care in order to get the desired harvest from them. I have been growing raspberries for over 30 years and during this time several hundred varieties have passed through my hands. Among them there are those who, without proper regular care, quickly thicken, the berry is crushed, and the bushes can completely leave you without a crop. There are also varieties that are so unassuming in the care that even the bushes left unattended will be guaranteed to supply you with raspberries every year. These varieties include raspberry and modest. Yes, the berries and hers are small and more attractive to the taste, but her yield is quite acceptable, she is resistant to diseases, she does not need regular watering and she will grow and please you with her berries even in areas where raspberries are usually grown under shelters Olga, 45 years old, Bryansk, on my site raspberry A modest woman has been growing for more than 10 years - my mom planted her. I never bother with her bending down and shelter for the winter, she always grew on her own. I only watered occasionally during hot periods of summer, and occasionally threw various plant residues on top of the roots — usually in the fall. Of course, after fruiting, I necessarily pruned all the shoots that were in the current summer with berries. There was no more care for her. And the Shy Girl every year pleases me and my family with its rather large and tasty berries. They are well collected and stored. Its productivity completely satisfies me. It does not grow much either. A couple of times digging shoots, gave to friends and acquaintances. The only drawback is that if you linger on picking berries, you may crumble, so this process needs to be controlled. Valentina, 49 years old, Tomsk. Not everyone can grow good raspberries in our area. So I tried several new products, but all of them didn’t match their characteristics very well, and in frosty years they froze. They advised me to purchase the Raspberry variety Skornitsa because of its frost resistance, and, in general, simplicity. The berries tasted already in the first year - beautiful, tasty. It has been growing for the third year already - while the winter is going through quite successfully. I didn’t even harbor her, only in the fall I threw in more plant residues in the root zone, and in the spring I trimmed off the slightly frozen tops of the shoots. The variety is really very unpretentious - I recommend it to all working gardeners, who have little time to dig in the garden.
Raspberry Skromnitsa does not have outstanding characteristics, so if your goal is to surprise your neighbors and acquaintances, then look for some other more suitable variety. But for gardeners, who for various reasons can not pay much attention to their plant pets, this raspberry will be an excellent choice. Even in the most unfavorable years, you most likely will not be left without a raspberry crop.