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Currant Lazy bewitches with its pearl scattering. The berries are very large, glossy black. Their size varies from 0.7 to 1.5 cm.
The currant tastes very sweet. The pulp is dense, but juicy. The bush is powerful and sprawling. The average bush size is 150-180 cm. The shoots are straight and thick. The leaves are bright green and slightly wrinkled.
The advantages of the variety include harvesting. Due to the dense peel, the berries can be picked not only by hand, but also by mechanical means. Also, the pluses include:
- frost resistance;
- high productivity;
- the versatility of berries;
- resistance to pests and diseases.
The main disadvantages of the variety are the non-simultaneous ripening of berries, a low level of transportability and the uneven size of the berries.
Blackcurrant Lazybones belongs to the late varieties. The fruiting period of the bush falls at the end of July and mid-August. A detailed description of the variety greatly simplifies the principle of growing and caring for the bush to the gardener.
Blackcurrant: variety selection
Features of planting black currant
To plant blackcurrant, select a well-lit area, this will favorably affect the taste of currants. If berry crops were the forerunners of currants, then the bush will be significantly slower in growth, therefore, it is considered the optimal site for blackcurrants if legumes were grown in the soil.
Blackcurrant variety Lazybones prefers sandy, slightly acidic and loamy soils. Excessive humidity can lead to the death of the bush, so take care of the drainage.
To quickly plant seedlings, it is necessary to clear the land of perennial weeds. Then, rotted manure should be added. The depth of the landing fossa should be within 40-50 cm. The distance between the bushes should not be less than 1-1.5 cm. First pour 2 buckets of water into the pit, then lower the seedling and spread the roots in different directions. Fill the currants with soil and fertilize with manure. As mulching material, you can use rotted manure or straw.
Blackcurrant Lazybones needs timely watering, pruning and feeding. In case of violation of the norm of irrigation, the fertility of the soil decreases, which negatively affects the fertility of the bush. With abundant watering and high soil moisture, foliage and shoots begin to grow rapidly, thereby weakening flowering. Excess moisture leads to disruption of air circulation, lower temperatures and a slow growth of the root system. Watering must be carried out as the earth dries.
There are several ways to water currants. The most common is the sprinkling method. You need to water the bush after sunset. Such irrigation has its drawback - tamping the soil.
The second method of watering is flooding the furrows. In the root zone, you need to dig grooves with a depth of 15-20 cm., Along which watering is carried out. This method is best used on a perfectly flat area.
Properly cut black currants protect the bush from pests and diseases. Trim the bush before budding or after harvesting. The first pruning is carried out immediately after planting. In this case, a trunk with 2-4 kidneys is left on the surface. The principle of autumn pruning is to remove all weak, small and underdeveloped shoots. The main task is to create a skeleton of a bush.
Three-year-old bushes are cut so that the 5 strongest branches remain, thereby providing the bush with an opportunity for development and growth. All subsequent circumcisions are performed to rejuvenate the bush.
A very important component in the care of blackcurrant is soil fertilizer. It is best to feed currants with nitrogen fertilizers. In the fall, organic fertilizer, double superphosphate and potassium sulfate can be added.
For the winter, the bush must be tied so that it does not break under the weight of the snow.
The wintering place of the bush should be thoroughly cleaned of plant debris, which may contain insects and other pests.
As snow accumulates, currants must be earthed up throughout the winter until the bush is completely covered with snow.
As a rule, blackcurrant Lazybones are resistant to disease. Despite this, the bush must be processed for preventive purposes. Spring treatment of the bush will save the plant from many pests and diseases. After the snow has fallen, you can pour currants on hot water. Do not be afraid to harm the plant. Such a procedure, on the contrary, will help currants wake up from the winter and improve their health. In addition to hot watering, you can pollinate bushes and soil with wood ash.
How to plant currants
Reviews on Currant Lazybones
Currants of Exotica, Lucia and Lazybones grow in the garden. So, Bummer is the most delicious variety. This year, he was more than ever pleased with the large size of the berries. True, it matures 10 days later than expected. Bushes are powerful and high-yielding. The berries are very sweet and large.
For a long time I was looking for sweet black currants. I tried Selechenskaya, the Summer Resident and the Vigorous, all wrong. I read reviews about Lazybones and decided to plant. I was pleased with the result. The berries are actually very sweet and large. The name of the variety speaks for itself, lazy berry. So be prepared to wait for the currant to ripen.
Angela, Rostov on the Don.
Grew up Nuclear and Bummer. So, Nuclear pleased both with a crop, and taste, and the Lazy dog on the contrary. The bush is huge and big-leafed. The berries had to wait a long time. Currants are tasty, but very few. She thought she was mistaking her. The following year, she paid maximum attention to the bush, but the result is the same. So I deduced.
Sergey, Nizhny Novgorod.
I love blackcurrant and tried almost all varieties. I can say that Idler is an amateur. There are pros and cons. Currants are not bad, but you should not limit yourself to Lazybones.
From Lazybones delighted. All neighbors have harvested black currants, and Lazybear is still bearing fruit. The berries are large, so harvesting is easy. Does not require special care.