Currant Emerald Necklace

  • Authors: T.IN. Zhidekhina, O.WITH. Rodyukova, S.BUT. Magomedova, VNIIS them. AND. IN. Michurina
  • Appeared when crossed: 13-5-146 (Ojebyn x Black Pearls)
  • Timing of ripening: middle-variety of ripening
  • Type of growth: middle-resistant
  • Yield: High
  • Purpose: Universal
  • Mass of berries, g: 1.1-1,2
  • Tasting evaluation: 4,7
  • Epishers: Wearing – thick and medium, straight, grayish color, with golden blush, shiny
  • Sheet: Piathable, large and medium, green, naked, weakly shiny

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Together with the main species there are rare varieties of currant, having multi-colored fruits. No matter how paradoxically sounded, but there is black currant with green berries. We are talking about a grade emerald necklace.

History of removal

Unique greenoplodic culture has become the result of a selection carried out by VNIIS specialists. Michurina under Tambov. Above the new variety worked the leading breeders of the center T. IN. Zhidekhina, O. WITH. Rodyukova, S. BUT. Magomedova. They carried out hybridization of the Siberian subspecies of the black pearl with the Scandinavian subspecies of the black-fed currant Ojebyn, thanks to which the resulting berry and painted in a green tone.

However, the goal was different – the creation of frost-resistant currants, which also resistant to diseases and pests. But still the idea associated with the color, also attended. Breeders wanted to get a berry that does not possess allergenic properties inherent in black currant.

All these tasks were successfully solved by scientists. Since 2009, the grade is at variety. According to research, greenoplodic berry is absolutely hypoallergenne.

Description of varieties

The bush of the described culture is a reprehensive, height is 1.2 meters. Cornishness average. Delicate green foliage, with light glitter. 5-blade leaves, sizes can be both medium and large. Tight brushes hanging, from 6.5 to 10.2 cm, long and medium. Purple flowers, glazing, small.

Characteristic of berries

Fruits unusual for currant, green and yellow. Transparent soft skin, there are lumens, minor seeds. Large berry sizes, weight is up to 1.2 g.

Taste qualities

The taste of fruits of greenoplodic currant sour-sweet, berries fragrant. But these are the benefits of berries are not limited. They are also very useful, since they contain many biologically active substances, such as polyphenols and ascorbic acid. Green berries are a source of potassium and calcium, useful in cardiovascular diseases.

Ripening and fruiting

Culture Middle Power. Ripe berries are collected in August.


Emerald Necklace – Extreme Products. 9.6 tons of fruits receive with 1 hectare. And one bush brings 2.9 kg of useful green berries.


Greenoplodic currant in the process of its growth needs good lighting. For landing, you need to choose a place, characterized by openness, penetration of sunlight, while it is possible to light shading. However, in complete shadow, fruiting will deteriorate, berries will not be so sweet. Perfect landing option – South corner of a garden, protected from wind and cold drafts.

Although the emerald necklace demonstrates good frost resistance, the spring cold air can damage flowers. And also desirable lack of nearby groundwater. As for the soil, culture prefers a weakly alkaline soil, and it should be loose and fertile.

If several varietar currant bushes are planted, the distance between them should be from 1.2 to 1.5 meters. Interestingly, a plant with green fruits will feel very well next to grapes, and it can also be planted under fruit trees: peaches, cherries and pears.

Landing recommended to carry out in the fall. But if you manage to avoid freezers, you can plant and spring. However, then the regular watering of young shrubs will be required throughout the first months.

Growing and care

One of the most important elements of the care of the varietal culture is the right watering. It is necessary to water the culture quite often, especially the first couple of weeks after disembarking: 2-3 watering for 7 days. So that the soil moisture in the soil remained as long as possible, the foot of the bush should be mulched. And it is also necessary to regularly remove weeds, and it is desirable to do it manually. This is due to the fact that this currants have surface roots, and they are easy to damage. So that the air masses are correctly circulated, experts are sometimes recommended to pierce the soil near the trunk.

Resistance to adverse climatic conditions

Emerald Necklace – Very winter-resistant grade. Since the culture was developed specifically for regions, where there are often harsh winters, she does not require shelter.

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