Raspberry Krepysh belongs to the varieties of the standard type, which are often called raspberry trees due to the characteristic appearance of the plants. The cultivation of standard raspberries is one of the newest and most promising areas in the field of selection of berry crops, which became known in our country more than twenty years ago.
The first standard plants were bred by domestic breeders of the Institute of Horticulture, WSTISP. The Krepysh variety was obtained by VSTISP specialists in the late 90s, but its description and characteristics are known to a very limited circle of gardeners.
A variety of medium ripening. With high agricultural technology and a favorable climate, each productive bush forms 3.5 kg of berries or more, and the ripened raspberries do not crumble. Fruiting is observed on last year's shoots. The variety does not need the use of supports. The average plant height is 1.5-1.7 m.
The berries are large, weighing 6-8 g, in the form of a truncated cone, raspberry, very pleasant sweet and sour taste. They are used both fresh and for the preparation of jams, pastille, preserves, fruit and berry compotes. Ripe berries are easily separated from the receptacle. Harvest well tolerates transportation over long distances.
Raspberry Krepysh is highly resistant to all pests and diseases, especially to fungal infections. Sufficient frost resistance and good winter hardiness allow the variety to be successfully grown in most regions of Russia.
Raspberry Krepysh: growing and care
Under raspberry trees, it is recommended to allocate flat areas well lit by the sun and protected from the negative effects of a gusty northern wind. It is advisable to plant stem raspberries from mid-September to the last decade of autumn, as well as from the first decade of March to the end of April.
Landing should be carried out in accordance with the established technology:
- the preparation of the site, which is carried out at least a month before planting, involves a deep digging of the soil or loosening of the soil with a motor cultivator to a depth of 20 cm;
- landing pits are made at least 0.6 m wide, which is due to the characteristics of the raspberry root system;
- a bucket of quality humus is added to each landing pit with the addition of 150 g of nitroammophos and a glass of wood ash;
- raspberry seedlings are arranged in a single-row way, making the distance between plants from 0.5 m;
- the root system is covered with soil very carefully: the root neck should be buried no more than 2-3 centimeters;
- after planting, shoots must be trimmed to a height of 25-30 cm;
- the soil around the bushes is mulched with organic matter (peat or humus);
- at the end of the planting, water the plants at the rate of 5-6 liters of water per bush.
Raspberry care, regardless of type and variety, is usually standard. Raspberry Krepysh is able to form high yields only subject to agricultural practices:
- Stamp raspberries are demanding for irrigation, especially at the fruiting stage, so watering is carried out throughout the entire growing season, at weekly intervals, at the rate of 5 liters of water for each productive bush.
- To obtain a high and high-quality crop, the root growth and weeds in the aisles are carefully removed during the entire growing season.
- In the spring, to protect against fungal and bacterial infections, plants are treated with a 1-3% solution of Bordeaux fluid or Topaz, diluted with water at a rate of 1: 1.
- In early spring, plantings are fed with a urea solution or infusion of bird droppings / mullein with the addition of a small amount of wood ash.
- After root dressing, abundant irrigation, as well as shallow loosening and mulching of the soil, are necessarily carried out.
- At the end of the harvest, the deflated, weak and broken shoots are removed, leaving five or six of the strongest and most developed. For winter, raspberries are sheltered only in regions with very severe, frosty winters.
We also suggest that you familiarize yourself with the description of raspberries Orange Miracle.
Stamp raspberries Krepysh, like ordinary varieties, loves well-lit areas with fertile and well-drained soils. Therefore, experienced gardeners recommend placing plants from south to north. According to reviews, the Krepysh variety gives high yields of large berries. The stems of plants are very powerful, without thorns.
The conditions for the successful cultivation of Krepysh raspberries are the same as for any standard raspberry: applying a sufficient amount of fertilizer, timely watering, regular removal of excess growth and competent protection of plantings from pests and diseases.