The best varieties of early raspberry - photos, descriptions, tips on care

Gardeners began to engage in wild raspberry breeding more than four centuries ago. And since then have received many of the most incredible varieties of this berry. Today there is a large-fruited raspberry, remontant, high-yielding, of different colors and ripening terms ...

It is precisely on the last characteristic that we dwell on and consider the most successful and interesting raspberry varieties among its early maturing representatives. Yes, if you did not know, you can already enjoy this fragrant berry from your own plot at the beginning of summer! You just need to know what kind of raspberry of domestic or foreign breeding to plant in your country house - each variety has its advantages and some disadvantages. The choice, as always, is yours.

The best early raspberry varieties

Early ripening raspberry varieties, depending on the territorial location of your region, may begin to bear fruit at the end of May. At the same time, some varieties bring berries for so long that inexperienced gardeners may mistakenly rank them as repairmen. The berries of most of the representatives of this group have very high commodity qualities. However, they have common drawbacks. For example, most early raspberry varieties have a slightly reduced fruiting volume, compared with their more “late” counterparts, which does not prevent them from being favorites of private gardeners, but makes them unsuitable for cultivation with the aim of selling or industrial production.

We present you our TOP-7 best varieties of early raspberry.

Raspberry News Kuzmina

This early ripe raspberry belongs to the varieties of the oldest domestic breeding - it was bred, you won’t believe - back in the 1880s in the Nizhny Novgorod region! And still News Kuzmina - one of the most common and favorite varieties in our country.

News Kuzmina

Forms an upright semi-sprawling shrub up to 2-2.5 m in height with an average number of weakly studded shoots covered with greyish waxy bloom. The flowers are large, white. The leaves are medium in size, dark green, slightly wrinkled, with soft, few miniature thorns on the bottom surface. The variety has a high level of self-fertility. Fruiting - about 50 days. Productivity - up to 1.5 kg from a bush (50-60 c / ha).

Ripening: medium-early. In the middle lane begins to actively bear fruit in mid-June.

Fruit: weighing 2-4 g, crimson, dull, dull-conical shape, with long stalks, with a faint aroma. The taste is excellent - "classic raspberry", sweet with a sour-sweet aftertaste. The flesh is juicy, well separated from the stalk.

Features of growing: the variety is very unpretentious and hardy, extremely winter-hardy. This raspberry is not fastidious to soils, although it prefers fertile sunny areas protected from cold drafts. Pinching of young shoots and a garter is necessary. The main requirement for care is regular abundant watering, without which the berry shrinks dramatically. The variety is poorly tolerant to fungal and viral infections, to pests, but the berries have time to ripen, even with a noticeable defeat of the bushes. The berry is poorly transportable, it cannot boast high keeping quality either.

Malina Meteor

This domestic variety is bred in the Bryansk region on the basis of News Kuzmina. He did not inherit the large size of the "parent", but can boast the same wonderful taste and earlier ripening.

Meteor

Forms an upright weakly sprawling bush up to 2 m in height with an average number of weakly studded shoots, covered with a weak waxy coating, in adult condition drooping tops. The variety has a good level of self-fertility. Fruiting friendly, lasts about 15 days. Productivity - up to 2 kg from a bush (50-80 c / ha).

Ripening: early. In the middle lane begins to actively bear fruit in early June.

Fruit:weighing 2-3.5 g, ruby, hemispherical shape, with a pronounced aroma. Taste is sweet, sweet with a little sourness. The flesh is juicy, but rather dense.

Features of growing: the variety is unpretentious and very winter-hardy; raspberry is resistant to most fungal diseases and raspberry mites, but is affected by spider mites, shoots gall midges, and purple spots. Not resistant to sprouting. Can do without garters. With favorable weather forms the autumn harvest on the tops of annual shoots. Berry is well transportable.

Malina Beglyanka

This variety of early raspberry, which is very popular with our gardeners, was bred all on the same Kokinsky VSTISP reference point in the Bryansk region, and by the same famous breeder Kazakov, who gave a lot of magnificent raspberry varieties.

Fugitive

Forms a medium erect, slightly sprawling shrub up to 2 m high, with an average number of straight-growing shoots almost without thorns. The leaves are medium-sized, green, wrinkled, without pubescence. Fruiting - about 50 days. Productivity to 2 kg from a bush (50-75 c / hectare).

Ripening: medium-early. In the middle lane begins to actively bear fruit in late June.

Fruit:weighing 2-3 g, golden-apricot color, rounded-conical shape, with a delicate aroma. Taste harmonic sweet-sour. The flesh is tender.

Features of growing: the variety is moderately resistant to heat and drought, but extremely winter-hardy. Resistant to major fungal diseases. Sensitive to spider mite, raspberry mosquito and mycoplasma overgrowth. Prefers well-lit areas, protected from the wind. Berry poorly transportable.

Raspberry Scarlet Sails

And again the product of selection of the Kokinsky stronghold is unpretentious, winter-hardy with a wonderful taste of berries.

Scarlet Sails

forms a powerful upright semi-sprawling shrub about 2.2 m in height with a large number of straight-growing weakly studded shoots drooping tops in adult condition and prone to branching. The leaves are large, green, wrinkled, with a bright bottom surface. In the autumn at the top of the bush, they become bright purple. Yield up to 1.7 kg from a bush (50-65 c / ha).

Ripening: early. In the middle lane begins to actively bear fruit in early and mid-June.

Fruit: weighing up to 2.7 g, ruby-colored, rounded-conical shape, with a faint aroma. The taste is classic, balanced, sweet with a sour-sweet aftertaste. The flesh is tender, with small, very soft bones.

Features of growing: the variety is extremely winter-hardy; in severe winters, when the main bud is freezing, it produces a crop by axillary. Resistant to major fungal and viral diseases. May be affected by raspberry and spider mites, sensitive to mycoplasma overgrowth. Berry medium transportable.

Malina Lyashka (Laszka, Laska, Lyachka)

And this raspberry variety of the Polish selection of 2006 is notable not only for its early ripening, but also for its high yielding and early ripening.

Lyashka

Forms an upright semi-sprawling shrub up to 2-2.5 m high with an average number of hard shoots covered with brown wax bloom and with numerous small, almost non-splitting green spikes. With age, the tips of the shoots droop. Fruits on two-year shoots. Fruiting stretched, about 60 days. Productivity - up to 5 kg from a bush (150-200 c / ha).

Ripening: medium-early. In the middle lane begins to actively bear fruit in mid-June.

Fruit: very large, weighing 4-10 g, dark red, dull, elongated conical shape, with light pubescence, with a delicate aroma. Taste is sweet, sweet, almost sour. The flesh is firm and elastic.

Features of growing: the variety is very winter-and drought-resistant, resistant to most diseases. Productivity may weaken due to aphids or spider mites, and uncircumcised stems become habitats for the raspberry beetle and the raspberry flower beetle. In winters with little snow requires shelter. Differs in high resistance to death of shoots and diseases causing fruit rot. Needs garter shoots. Failure to comply with the appropriate soil moisture leads to diseases that weaken the fruiting. Berry perfectly transportable.

Raspberry patricia

Another variety of large-fruited early raspberry Russian breeding, this time bred in Moscow in 1986.

Patricia

Forms an upright semi-sprawling shrub up to 1.8 m in height with light brown drooping biennial stems and purple almost besypisnye annual shoots with a waxy bloom. The leaves are medium in size, light green, slightly wrinkled, slightly pubescent. Peak fruiting reaches the third year. Fruiting - about 40 days. Productivity - about 5 kg from a bush (150-200 c / ha).

Ripening: medium-early. In the middle lane begins to actively bear fruit in early and mid-June.

Fruit:large and very large, weighing 5-12 g, bright purple, with a velvety surface, truncated conical shape, with a bright aroma. Prone to deformation. Taste is saturated, sweet. The flesh is juicy, "melting", with large bones, well separated from the stem.

Features of growing: a variety moderately winter-hardy, in harsh climates in winter requires bending down shoots under the snow. The presence of a particular gene makes the variety immune to raspberry aphid. It is also resistant to most diseases, including didimella, anthracnose, botrytis. Susceptible to phytophthora and requires regular measures to combat it. Does not tolerate overmoistening of the soil. Requires regular pruning and garter shoots. Berry poorly transportable.

Malina Sun

"Products" of the same Kokinsky stronghold already familiar to us, selection of the 90s of the last century and based on the same "immortal" variety News Kuzmina.

Sun

Forms a powerful upright weakly sprawling shrub up to 1.8-2 m in height, possessing an insufficiently high capacity for sprouting. Stems are strong, erect, with a small number of unsteady light thorns, changing color from green to beige-brown or reddish with a pronounced wax bloom with age. The top of an adult bush of the drooping type, arcuate and characteristically curved. The yield is about 1.5-2 kg per bush (70-80 c / ha).

Ripening: early. In the middle lane begins to actively bear fruit in early and mid-June.

Fruit: weighing 3.5-4 g, purple, wide obtuse form, with a rich aroma. The taste is very bright, balanced, dessert, sweet with delicate sourness. The flesh is tender, transparent, with small bones.

Features of growing: the variety is unpretentious, moderately winter-hardy. It is resistant to anthracnose and raspberry mite, but is affected by mycoplasma overgrowth, purple spot, and shoots gall midge. Berry is quite transportable, suitable for all types of processing.

With the development of such a science as breeding, numerous and diverse varieties of raspberries, favorably differing from their wild forest counterparts, have been obtained. Today you can easily get the first harvests of this beloved culture at the beginning of summer and enjoy them almost to frost. early ripe raspberries - do not be disappointed! Or do you already have your favorites from the early ones? Then share tips in the comments.

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