Gardeners and gardeners are happy to grow raspberries on their plots. She deservedly became the favorite of many. Today there are a huge number of varieties of this delicious berry. Among them you can find early and late varieties, large-fruited and traditional. They all have their own merits, but practically do not differ in appearance. In this article, we will learn about a variety that stands out from others due to its color. Raspberry "Golden Autumn" has received many positive reviews from gardeners who have already grown it on their plots. Therefore, it is worth considering the description of the raspberry variety "Golden Autumn".
Characteristics of the raspberry variety
This variety belongs to remontant large-fruited raspberries. The berry is yellow with a golden hue. Raspberries are quite large and each fruit can weigh up to 5 grams. Individual berries from the first harvests weigh about 7 grams. The shape of the fruit is conical, the drupes are tightly interconnected. It is noteworthy that the berries are very dense. This makes transportation much easier.
This raspberry is referred to as dessert. It has a light raspberry aroma, quite juicy and sweet. Raspberry yield is consistently high until frost. Berries are eaten fresh and after heat treatment. They make excellent jam and compotes. In the middle lane, the berries begin to ripen towards the end of August. Below you can see a photo of the Golden Autumn raspberry.
Attention! The raspberry variety "Golden Autumn" has a high winter hardiness.
Since the raspberry variety tolerates frost well, it can be grown without fear in the northern regions of the country. But bushes should be planted only on the south side. To do this, select areas covered from the north by buildings. Of no small importance is the choice of soil for growing raspberries "Golden Autumn". The soil should be loose and fertile. Areas with high soil acidity are not suitable for this purpose. Plus, raspberries love good lighting. Therefore, there should be no tall trees or other bushes near the raspberry bushes.
The variety does not require complex care. It is necessary to regularly loosen the soil, watering, fertilizing and pruning. Detailed instructions for caring for this variety will be described below. Raspberries respond well to mineral fertilization. In the first months of summer, when the green mass is actively developing, fertilizers containing nitrogen should be used. Then, whole complexes of minerals with potassium, phosphorus and nitrogen are added.
Attention! The bush can grow up to 1.5 m in height.
Preparing for landing
Yellow raspberries "Golden Autumn" are planted mainly in September and until mid-October. This is the ideal time for the seedling to take root and strengthen the root system. As a result, you can get an excellent harvest of ripe berries.
It is very important to choose quality planting material. At the same time, special attention is paid to the appearance of the shoots and roots. The shoots on the bush should be straight, without any damage or flaws. The roots cannot be dry and lifeless. On sale you can find specimens with a closed and open root system.
Next, you need to decide on a place for planting bushes. As mentioned above in the description of the remontant raspberry variety "Golden Autumn", such a site should be located in a well-lit place, without drafts and northern winds. Groundwater can occur at a depth of about 1 meter from the surface of the earth. Raspberry "Golden Autumn" grows well in areas where peas, mustard and tulips were previously grown. But after potatoes, tomatoes and peppers, the yield of berries may decrease.
To prepare the beds, it is necessary to dig up the earth, simultaneously introducing organic fertilizers into it with the addition of mineral complexes. For this, humus and any mineral supplements for raspberries are suitable. They take about a bucket of organic matter and 0.3 kg of mineral fertilizers per square meter of the site. If the soil is acidic, it is imperative to lime it.
Important! For high yields, it is imperative to carry out top dressing. Raspberries bear fruit only in fertile and light soil.
There are many ways to plant raspberries. For this, long trenches or separate holes are dug. Between the rows of bushes there should be at least 1.2 m, and between the raspberries itself about 0.7 m. The depth of the hole is determined individually for the height of the bush. The main thing is that the root collar is on the surface of the soil.
Bushes with a closed root system must be watered abundantly with water so that it gets wet and the seedling can be removed. Then the bush is lowered into a prepared hole, covered with earth, tamped a little and watered well with water. After that, it is necessary to mulch the soil with peat.
Seedlings with an open root system are planted in the same way, only before that, the bush needs to be dipped in a solution of water and growth stimulants for a couple of days. The gardeners' reviews confirm that the Golden Autumn raspberries bear fruit perfectly only if they are properly cared for and planted.
Proper care of raspberries
Based on the above, it becomes clear that the remontant raspberry "Golden Autumn" loves moderately moist fertile soil. Accordingly, caring for her provides for the creation of such conditions. Loosening of the soil plays an important role. As you know, this procedure gives the roots access to oxygen.
The first loosening is carried out before the buds begin to swell. As a result, the plant will be saturated with oxygen and grow. In parallel with loosening, weeds should be removed from the site. At the same time, the soil is plowed to a depth of no more than 8 centimeters. Further, the soil is loosened as needed, taking into account the state of the topsoil.
Advice! If a crust has formed on the surface, then it's time to loosen.
The next important step is watering the raspberries. For convenience, gardeners often use a hose. Water for irrigation should not be cold. It is desirable that watering is abundant. The soil should be soaked to a depth of about 30 centimeters. It is not necessary to irrigate the soil very often, once every 7 days is enough. If summers are very hot and dry, you can do this more often.
Next, let's talk about feeding the bushes. If the planting of seedlings was carried out according to the scheme described above, then the next 2 years it is not necessary to feed the raspberries. The fertilizers used will be quite enough for this time. Top dressing begins in the third year of the growth of the bushes.
The following fertilizers are used as feed:
- In springtime, it is necessary to apply nitrogen fertilizers to activate the growth of raspberry seedlings. For example, "Nitroammofoska" is suitable for this. The best time to feed is early spring (as soon as the snow melts).
- Water the raspberry bushes with mullein solution two or three times per season. To do this, mix a liter of fertilizer and 10 liters of clean water.
- In autumn, raspberries are fed with fertilizers, which include phosphorus and potassium. They are prepared according to the instructions.
Repaired raspberries bear fruit from young shoots. Therefore, it is cut at the root. This is a very important and crucial stage in plant care. Bushes are usually pruned in the fall after harvest or in the spring when the snow melts.
It is best to prune the shoots in the fall. In the spring, when young branches appear, it will be possible to re-prune. In this case, the weakest or most damaged shoots are cut off. If you want to get a good harvest of raspberries next year, be sure to cut the bushes in the fall and by the spring the raspberries will sprout new shoots.
It is not necessary to build a shelter for this variety. Description of the raspberry "Golden Autumn" shows that the bushes are quite winter-hardy. But in some northern regions, winters are so severe that you have to cover the raspberry bushes so that they do not freeze. Most often, gardeners in such an area immediately build a raspberry tree.
If it is not possible to build a room for growing raspberries, you need to cover the bushes yourself. This is done as follows:
- If the bushes were not cut off for the winter, then they should be bent to the ground and fixed with metal rods.
- Then the raspberries are covered with a special non-woven material.
- The roots are additionally covered with sawdust, leaves or hay.
Attention! The yellow remontant raspberry "Golden Autumn" is growing rapidly. Young seedlings can be used as planting material.
This article reviewed the description of the raspberry variety "Golden Autumn", as well as its photos and reviews of gardeners. As you can see, this is a wonderful variety with delicious berries and an unusual appearance. In addition, it has a high yield and tolerates frost well. Caring for the bushes is not difficult, and even inexperienced gardeners can cope with growing such a berry. We hope that the description of the Golden Autumn raspberry helped you make a choice, and you will definitely plant it on your site.
Maria Pavlovna, 43 years old, Voronezh
I found a photo and description of the Golden Autumn raspberry variety on the Internet and really wanted to plant it at home. I bought seedlings, planted them in the fall and waited for the raspberries to grow. Unfortunately, the winter that year was very cold, so I was worried if the young bushes could survive. Surprisingly, not a single seedling was damaged. The raspberry has grown tall and sprawling. The berries are very sweet and juicy. I really liked the jam made from it, it looks very unusual in jars.
Sergey Pavlovich, 52 years old, Samara
I have heard a lot of positive reviews about the “Golden Autumn” remontant raspberry. Once I decided to grow bushes myself on my site. For 4 years now I have been collecting a wonderful harvest of delicious berries. I have never regretted that I planted this raspberry. Every year I expand the garden by planting young seedlings.