- Authors: USA, Arkansas
- Taste: Sweet, balanced, with small sourness
- Tasting evaluation: 4,6
- Weight berry, g: 7-9
- Berry size: Large
- Berry color: Blue-black
- Period of fruiting: from mid-July, lasts 4-5 weeks
- Yield: 4-5 kg with bush
- Frost resistance, ° C / winter hardiness: winter hardy, up to -20 with
- The presence of spikes: No
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Blackberry Apache is already known for quite a long time. But for many gardeners it is very useful to find out the main nuances about it and about its cultivation. Also worth paying attention to the ripening period.
History of removal of varieties
Culture appeared in 1988. Then the American breeders managed to cross the Navajo variety, who was then a star in the world of blackberry, and an experimental hybrid, who didn’t even have a name, but there was only a conditional Ark index. 1007. Developers managed to achieve the perfect ratio of genetic signs. Both ancestors turned out to be exceeded by such important parameters as the size of the berries and the quality of the fruit.
Foreign Analog Title – Apache.
Description of varieties
Pretty powerful plant with reprehensive stripped shoots that do not have spikes. The height of the bush varies from 2-2.5 to 3 m. Green leaves, three-sand. White flowers, diameter – 4 cm.
Timing of ripening
Crop maturity comes from mid-July. Fruit collection time takes 4 to 6 weeks. Therefore, culture is classified as late (compared to other types of blackberry).
Plant material suppliers declare that the plant can give at least 4 kg on the bush. Under favorable conditions, this indicator reaches 5 kg. There are no special problems with achieving such parameters.
Berries and their taste
Bluette-black apacha berries look very attractive. They are characterized by a sweet taste having a good balance. Oval fruits in shape close to the cone. The pulp of them is juicy, has a small acids. The mass of berries ranges from 7 to 9 g, they usually assign a tasting rating of 4.6 points.
Features of cultivation
The best time for landing in the southern regions is autumn (before the beginning of October). In places with a colder climate and frosts to -15 ° C, only a spring landing is recommended (March).
Choosing a place and soil preparation
Apache is perfect in half. Sometimes the sections are shaded by agricultural or other grids, but it is rather semi-meter. Distance between individual shrubs should be 1-1.5 m. The gap in a large row may increase to 1.7-2.5 m. I will certainly need to mulch the root zone by a layer of at least 0.1 m.
Start it always with the formation of bushes. Mostly blackberry form so that it is easily retracted for the winter. We are talking about the sepure at 0.4-0.45 m on vertical shoots. Then the branches should be used horizontally. An annual cut allows you to remove the fertilizer and deformed shoots; Competent trimming guarantees excellent harvest even on a limited area.
Watering and feeding
With a lack of natural precipitation, the Epacha blackberry is needed during flowering. The same applies to the moment of formation of the barriers and intensive formation of berries. In the southern regions of Russia, it is advisable drip irrigation. The best option for its organization is the use of polypropylene pipes. Feeding, if the blackberry was filled with landing, spend again on the second or third year as needed.
In the spring, on 1, the plant is introduced into the soil bucket (10 kg):
Frost resistance and preparation for winter
Apacha’s blackberry is able to survive winter cold up to -20 degrees. But since they may be even stronger, it is better to rebuild. The need for shelter is missing only in the Black Sea coast. In all other areas, even in the vicinity of Stavropol, it is necessarily. To cover the bush can be agriched, and cardboard, and even just straw.
Diseases and pests
It is possible to use the variety of apaches, almost without fear of its damage to diseases, including rust and anthracnose. However, it is necessary to beware of excessive moisture. It can lead to the formation of gray rot. The methods of struggle are the same as the defeat of the blackberry of other varieties. It should be noted that the finally the biological resistance of culture to pests and disease has not yet been studied to the end, and therefore any gardener must be morally ready for unexpected surprises.
For this purpose, it will be quite good for the root offspring and the tops of the shoots. But young seedlings will need to be thoroughly removed from drafts that can destroy the rapid piglery. Still need to constantly control whether the landing well is hearing. Improve rooting help “heteroaceuxin” and “corneser”. The advantage of Apache is the increased survival rate of cuttings in comparison with other varieties devoid of spikes.