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Ezhemalina - the best varieties for the Moscow region

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The best varieties of raspberry have good winter hardiness. Due to the fact that the plant was obtained from raspberries and blackberries, it acquired good resistance to cold and unpretentiousness in cultivation.

Popular varieties for the Moscow region are:

  • Loganberry. Creeping shrub mostly with small thorns. There are also thornless specimens. This is the very first variety of raspberry, obtained by chance in 1881 in the USA. The first specimens were not very productive and did not have high taste characteristics, but by now the Loganberry variety has been significantly improved. The fruits are elongated and red-violet in color. The taste of the fruit is sweet, pleasant, refreshing.
  • Tayberry. A creeping shrub that needs to be secured to a trellis. The berries ripen in late summer. The fruits are elongated and dark red in color. The taste of the fruit is pleasantly sweet. Productivity is good. The variety is resistant to diseases and pests.
  • Cumberland. A low shrub up to one and a half meters with good winter hardiness. Has characteristic thorns. It is practically not affected by diseases and does not sprout. The berries are round in shape, more like raspberries, but have a black color.
Despite the fact that Ezhmalina tolerates winter well, in regions with little snow it must be covered. The shelter must be made of safe materials that allow air to pass through well. Before the start of winter, the bushes are removed from the trellis and laid on the ground. Old branches need to be pruned.

Important: It is not recommended to get too carried away with covering the raspberries, since the created greenhouse effect will provoke damping off of the buds.

Raspberry varieties for the south of Russia

The following varieties of raspberries are suitable for the south of Russia:

  • Boysenberry. The shrub is quite popular among gardeners due to the excellent taste characteristics of the berries. Medium ripening variety - the fruits ripen from the end of July. The berries are medium-sized, fragrant and similar to raspberries, dark cherry in color. Subsequently, the fruits darken. New improved bushes of this variety do not have thorns, but their yield is significantly lower.
  • Texas. The creator of the variety is Michurin, who took the Loganberry variety as a basis. The resulting shrub can reach up to 5 meters in height. The variety is distinguished by long thorns. The berries are large, elongated, dark crimson in color. The variety has good yield.
  • Loganberry. The variety is also well suited for the south of the country.
  • Tayberry. A popular variety for the southern region.
  • Silvan. Shrub with creeping shoots. Has thorns. Fruiting is early - from the beginning of July. The berries are black, large, and sweetish. The variety is well suited for the southern regions. The yield of the variety is high.
Most raspberry varieties are suitable for cultivation in the southern regions. American varieties have the greatest drought resistance. The plant can be planted both in autumn and spring. You don’t need to cover the raspberries for the winter; you just need to lower them from the trellis to the ground. In hot climates with insufficient rainfall, it is recommended to water the plant as needed, especially during the formation and ripening of fruits. Mulching the soil will prevent premature evaporation of moisture and help get rid of weeds and pests. Mulching is carried out with mowed grass, sawdust, manure or peat.

Ezhemalina - varieties for Siberia

When choosing raspberry varieties for Siberia, it is necessary to take into account good winter hardiness and early or medium ripening of fruits.

Suitable varieties for Siberia:

  • Darrow. An erect shrub up to 3 m. The variety is productive, but the fruit size is small. The berries are red-violet in color and have a sweet and sour taste. The variety has good winter hardiness.
  • Tayberry. Frost resistance is lower than that of Darrow, but with additional shelter it is possible to grow this variety in Siberia.
Despite the fact that Ezhmalina is poorly adapted to cold winters, it can be grown in Siberia. The place for planting the raspberries must be chosen on the south side. The site should be sunny, windless and unshaded. If there is a lack of nutrients, the raspberries are fed with manure, phosphate fertilizers and potassium sulfate. Dosage and frequency will depend on the age of the plant and soil composition.

In the fall, the raspberries need to be prepared for the winter cold. To do this, the branches are removed from the support and laid on the ground. For shelter, you can use straw, leaves, spunbond and other materials. After precipitation, the plant can be covered with a snowdrift.

In spring, you need to remove the shelter only after establishing a stable temperature of at least 10°. If the cover is removed too early, there is a possibility of flower buds freezing, which leads to loss of yield.

Ezhemalina Cumberland - description of the variety

A description of the Cumberland raspberry variety will be useful to those who decide to grow this crop on their site.

Cumberland is a hybrid of raspberries and blackberries of American origin. The bush is medium-sized with characteristic thorns. The dark green leaves have a rough texture. The flowers are small, white and collected in thyroid racemes. Flowering begins in June.

Tip: The variety requires the use of a trellis, which greatly simplifies harvesting.

The berries are small and do not fall to the ground when ripe. The fruits tolerate transportation well. The black berries are very aromatic and sweet. The productivity of the variety is high. The berries are consumed fresh and used in cooking. The acid content in them is less than in raspberries, so they can be eaten even by people with high stomach acidity. Berries boost immunity, improve digestion and prevent the development of cancer.

The variety has good winter hardiness and does not require shelter for the winter. Also has good disease resistance.

Ezhemalina Loganberry – care

Caring for Loganberry raspberries is quite simple and does not require special skills. This variety includes characteristics of raspberries and blackberries, which results in a small number of thorns or their complete absence, as well as high yield and unpretentiousness.

Ezhemalina can grow on almost any soil, but it is better if it is fertile, loose soil. For planting, you need to choose high-quality seedlings. It is best to buy them from a nursery to get healthy material with a high survival rate. Such seedlings will produce a good harvest and have increased resistance to diseases.

Growing Loganberry requires a trellis to secure the stems. If you do not tie the shoots to the supports, but let them run along the ground, it is recommended to pinch them when they reach a length of 2 m.

Water every day for raspberries as needed. The plant is easy to care for and if it’s a rainy season, you don’t have to water it at all.

Feeding is applied once every 3 years, after which the soil is mulched. In autumn, pruning and preparation for winter are carried out. To do this, the stems are pressed to the ground and covered with special material.
In general, the shrub has high productivity and good frost resistance.

Ezhemalina is not as popular as its ancestors, but it has no less advantages, and the variety of varieties allows you to make the right choice.