Description of Blueberry Pink Lemonade
Blueberries Pink lemonade is the result of a complex hybrid of three varieties: Eshi, Darrow, Shchitkovaya. The painstaking work of cultural selection for 10 years was carried out by American scientists. In the resulting hybrid, the characteristics of the Ashi variety prevail. What features the plant received and how to grow it - we will tell further.
Blueberries Pink lemonade in large quantities distributed in their homeland, in the United States. Here it can be found on the humid mountain slopes of the south-eastern part of the country. Although the plant loves moisture, it calmly tolerates the hot and dry periods characteristic of the region.
Did you know? During the Second World War, one of the main dishes of British pilots was blueberry jam. It increased visual acuity at night.
Blueberries Pink lemonade is significantly different from other plant varieties. The color of berries makes it unusual - bright pink. There are other features in the description. The bush is powerful, tall: 2–2.5 m with a width of 1.3–1.6 m. It is formed by numerous shoots that make it very thickened.In spring, it is covered with white-pink small flowers resembling bells.
The root system of all tall varieties of blueberries is fibrous, densely branched. Root hairs are absent. The roots spread close to the surface, occupying the area around the bush about 60–70 cm in diameter. Moreover, in depth they go no more than 40 cm.
The leaves are oval or elliptical, lanceolate. While they are young, they have a bright green color. With the advent of autumn, the leaves turn yellow, and then light orange. This is another feature of this variety of blueberries. The surface of the leaves is smooth, shiny. Sitting on short petioles.
Important! Due to the unusual color of the leaves and bright berries, pink lemonade bushes can be used to decorate the site.
The name of the variety Pink lemonade is translated from English as pink lemonade. And not surprising, because the fruits are bright pink in color, and their aroma is sweet-floral. The berries are small, 5–7 mm in diameter. Their pulp is hard. Late variety, peak ripening occurs in August-September. Fruits can be consumed fresh, used to make desserts.From one bush you can collect 3-4 kg of fruit.
A landing place is selected according to the following criteria:
- plenty of sunlight (partial shade is possible, but the harvest will be poorer);
- protection from strong winds;
- moist, drained soil;
- the earth is rich in organic matter;
- soil acidity - pH in the range of 3.8–5 (acidic);
- soil type - light sandstones, sandstones;
- groundwater no deeper than 50 cm.
Did you know? Blueberries are covered with a bluish coating, similar to dust. Its presence is a sign of a healthy plant, since this is a protective mechanism.
The seedling bought in the container should be immersed in water for 10-15 minutes so that the soil softens and the bush can be easily removed. The roots are freed from the ground, neatly straightened and placed in the hole. The plant goes deeper into the soil by 5–7 cm. The shrub is watered and mulched with a layer of sawdust of 5–8 cm.
After landing care
In caring for the culture, the main thing is to adhere to the schedule for all necessary manipulations.
Watering and feeding schedule
Watering pink blueberries is carried out once or twice a week. After each irrigation procedure, you need to loosen the soil to a depth of 8 cm. Fertilizers are applied twice a season: in the spring, before the sap flow, and in June. Mineral fertilizers are used. Be sure to weed the beds with shrubs. For young plants, weed is fatal.
Video: care and planting blueberries
Also, care should be taken in a timely manner, removing sick, damaged, old branches. It is desirable to thin out small growths of bushes, leaving 5-6 strong shoots on them.
Important! In order for the plant to survive the winter better, its shoots must be bent to the ground and sprinkled with plenty of snow.
Blueberry Pink lemonade is quite an attractive crop for growing in a summer cottage.It can be used as a fruit and ornamental plant. In leaving, she is not very capricious.