Description currants varieties "Sibylla"

Description currants varieties "Sibylla"

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Each summer resident has a desire to grow large fragrant berries on his plot. Sibylla currant variety is the most famous of the early varieties of blackcurrant. It is distinguished by versatility, good productivity, excellent taste (for all 5 points) and the aroma of berries. And the bushes look so beautiful that they are often used to decorate garden plots.

Grade description

The Sibylla variety was obtained at the South Ural Institute of Horticulture by crossing the Seedling Golubka and Bredthorpe varieties and is intended for cultivation in the Far Eastern and Central regions of the country. The variety lived up to expectations: it is characterized by an early ripening period, high winter hardiness (withstands frosts down to -30 ° C), good productivity (on average up to 3 kg per bush and 4.3 t / ha).

Sibylla is self-fertile, it can be planted in single bushes. It has excellent resistance to powdery mildew and other diseases that affect currants.

In 2008, the variety was included in the state register of selection achievements.

The berries of blackcurrant with the exotic name of Sibyll are one-dimensional, large, round, without ribbing. The color is brown-black, in the stage of technical ripeness has a reddish tint. Fruit weight - 2-5 g. The pulp is fragrant, sweet and sour. The number of seeds is average.

Sybil Currant: Flowering

An equally important characteristic of currants is its high transportability, which is not very characteristic for early varieties. This is due to:

  • pronounced skin thickness;
  • dense pulp;
  • dry separation of berries.

The variety is suitable for mechanized harvesting.

The universality of Sibylla is that the fruits are consumed fresh, they can be frozen and used in various preparations (jam, jams, syrups, etc.).

Judging by the reviews of gardeners, the advantages of this variety are also drought tolerance and unpretentiousness. However, the description of the variety will be incomplete if we do not mention the only minus of the plant: susceptibility to mite, septoria and anthracnose.

As already mentioned, this black currant has a beautiful appearance. Openwork bushes grow up to 1.5 m. They are semi-spreading, compact, medium-leafy. The shoots are long, curved, of moderate thickness.

The leaves are small, five-lobed, green or light green in color, shiny, concave, wrinkled, with a concave plate. The base of the sheet has a medium or deep recess. The teeth are medium sized, sharp. Petioles of leaves thin, long.

Sibyll currant blooms with narrow-balky pale yellow flowers that have a light pinkish tinge. Single curved brushes have an average length (4-6 cm).

Care and reproduction

Sibylla variety grows well in the sun and partial shade. Soil prefers moist, fertile, loamy or sandy loam. Many gardeners and summer residents say that Sibylla grows well in the most humid areas.

Currants are propagated in two ways:

  • cuttings;
  • layering.

Due to its compactness, the Sibylla bush does not have a large number of horizontal layering, therefore the first method of reproduction is preferable.

The best time for planting seedlings is autumn or early spring. Care is no different from caring for other representatives of blackcurrant: weed removal, watering, top dressing, shaping (pruning) and pest control.

Fans of Sibylla - and there are a huge number of them - highly value this variety and claim that there is no tastier blackcurrant. It has an unusual dessert flavor, delicious aroma and large size. And with proper care, yields can significantly exceed average values.

Currant: planting and care

When choosing currants for your plot, you need to consider the climatic conditions in which it is recommended to grow it. We remind you that Sybil focuses on the Central region and the Far East. In other areas, she will need additional care, and high rates of the variety can be reduced.