Raspberry berries ripen at each site the very first and are considered to be heralds of the onset of summer. Unfortunately, they are also the first to fade, leaving gardeners only aftertaste, passing on to other fruits. Modern works of breeders largely corrected such shortcomings and created varieties of red raspberries that can bear fruit until the cold. There are a lot of them. One of the best in this category is considered the repair raspberry Atlant (description of the variety, photos, reviews and other useful information below).
This berry is considered the brainchild of domestic breeder Kazakov, who has already presented many other improved varieties to gardeners. It is successfully grown almost throughout the country, changing only some of the conditions of care.
A raspberry bush can be found on almost every garden. Today, it is Russia that is the world leader in the cultivation of this berry, and its name has long been used in speech as a synonym for sweetness and expressiveness.
External culture description
Raspberry Atlant (variety description, photos and reviews will be presented in the text) with the right agrotechnology can give berries weighing up to 10 grams and measuring up to 4 cm. Their shape is conical, and the color is bright scarlet. Externally, the berries may seem quite dense, but in the mouth they just melt. Each fruit is ideal for fresh consumption, giving sweetness and a sour aftertaste.
The raspberry bush itself does not grow above 1.5 meters, which greatly facilitates the harvest from it. The spines of the shoots are located mainly in the lower part, where the berries are not formed, so getting hurt when collecting fruits is quite difficult. The leaves of the plant have a dark saturated green color and are covered with culture-specific wrinkles. Berries are located on the top half of each shoot. The universality of the fruit has already been proven by many reviews.
Large raspberries are perfect both fresh and in processed form:
- in compotes
- in the jam,
Raspberry Atlant (description of the variety, photos and reviews can be found in the article) is quite resistant to diseases and frost. Indeed, this species tolerates very cold weather, since with the one-year method of cultivation it is completely cut from the fall.
Many are attracted by the large raspberry for their transportability, because the berries retain their presentation for a very long time. In addition to this advantage, it should be noted that culture bears fruit to the very cold, when Atlanta simply has no competitors. All this gives a huge advantage to the berries in terms of profitability.
A positive quality of the variety is the ability to self-pollination, which means that the presence of insects and pollinators at the site does not at all affect its productivity. Also, the plant is very resistant to common diseases of raspberry, because its flowering and fruiting just do not coincide in time with the activity of the main pests and infections.
Care of the bush is facilitated by a small number of shoots and spines located at the bottom of the shoots.
Ripe berries do not crumble for a very long time and are able to hang on the branches for another week without loss of taste. The taste of the fruit does not spoil with the onset of cold weather. The yield of raspberries from one bush with all the agrotechnical rules can be up to 2.5 kg of berries.
Lack of variety
Some believe that absolutely all remontant varieties have lost their aroma in the process of crossing, therefore they are slightly inferior in taste to ordinary berries. Of course, for the sake of a high harvest, you have to sacrifice something, but many still believe that Atlanta is not inferior to ordinary varieties in taste.
Another negative feature of Atlant Raspberry is the increased demand for soil and care, but for large berries in time, this is the main condition for growing.
It is simply impossible to grow remontant raspberries from seeds at home, therefore they propagate it:
The division takes place in the fall, when the otter-bearing bush is dug, divided and planted. It is possible to prepare a plant for reproduction from spring. To do this, you can awaken a major shoot to tilt to the ground and sprinkle it with part of the earth. This place should be watered regularly, and in the fall there formed their own roots. This method is often used in reproduction and other cultivated plants.
Breeding cuttings can be green or root. The first ones after cutting are rooted in greenhouses or greenhouses, and the second ones can be dropped in at a permanent place of growth, the main thing is that there are white dots on the roots. If for the season a bush has independently formed a sprout, then with the onset of cold weather it is possible to plant it. Of course, remontant varieties rarely exhibit such properties, and for their reproduction it is necessary to practice the methods listed above.
A young raspberry leaves in a new place in the fall. Only then can you get a harvest from it for the next season.
In order for the berries to delight the grower with their size and taste, one should carefully choose a place for the future raspberries. It is usually planted for several years in the most lighted and windless stretch. It is best to do this in the fall. Planting pits for bushes or trenches must be dug up to 0.5 meters in depth, despite the fact that the roots of the plant are superficial. Such depth is needed to prepare the fertile layer. Compost is laid on the bottom of the depression, and humus and wood ash are laid on top of it.
After that, the roots are straightened, distributed in a hole and sprinkled with earth, leaving the root collar on the surface. After that, all shoots are cut at the root, and the bush is watered abundantly. In general, care Raspberry Atlant requires careful in terms of abundance and regularity of watering the entire season. Are required and fertilizing culture during growth.
The impression of continuous fruiting throughout the season provides alternate formation of berries on the shoots first last year, and then new ones. To this end, only old shoots are cut from the autumn varieties in the repair varieties, while the new ones that were driven out this season are left for the first harvest next year.
Raspberries in the fall begins to bear fruit only on new shoots. Their bloom falls on the active phase of summer, and the beginning of the ripening of berries in August. As soon as all the berries from the branches are harvested, their upper part, actively fruiting, will die off. Only the radical parts of young shoots remain to winter on the bush. With the onset of spring, they are the first to enter the flowering phase and give the harvest of juicy berries already in the middle of summer. The newly formed shoots repeat the cycle.
This growing pattern is relevant in the warm regions of the country, where sunny summer days are enough to ripen both generations of the crop in one season.
In the northern regions, in practice, this scheme does not bring the desired effect, and gardeners have to grow a crop from their own experience. The fact is that the first berries of the season are too small in comparison with the stated size, and their juiciness leaves much to be desired. The second crop at the same time simply does not have time to ripen, because the cold comes too early. In order not to divide the efforts of the plant into 2 waves of the crop, it is recommended to combine them in the northern regions.
For this raspberry Atlant (variety description, photos and reviews are discussed in the article) is grown in the format of a one-year crop. Since the fall of absolutely all of its shoots are cut out at the root. In the spring, expelling new branches, the plant spends its strength only on their formation, so that the full harvest of berries ripens in August. Of course, for raspberries in general, this is a late term, because its first berries are all used to try at the beginning of summer. To satisfy your taste preferences in the usual mode, it is recommended to plant on the site several varieties of berries with different ripening terms. Then the gardener will be happy to harvest for a long time.
Absolutely everyone who already grows raspberries of this variety in their plots, was pleased with its taste and immunity. It is precisely because of its late ripening that the berry creates the impression of continuous fruiting throughout the season, especially if there is another, earlier variety. As an advantage, many note the versatility of the fruit. Of course, not without negative reviews, which are mainly aimed at the need for special care for the plant. Raspberries require abundant watering and regular fertilizing, but you can not do without it. In the absence of proper care, the culture is not able to give the grower large and juicy berries.
Each raspberry variety is unique in its own way, and for some, one is considered ideal, while for the other, the same type will simply be unacceptable. In many ways, the situation depends on the characteristics of the climate and the ground, but there is a wish of the gardener himself. Only true connoisseurs of this berry can appreciate its ability to late fruiting. But be that as it may, in order to get a good harvest of berries, raspberries need to be properly and timely taken care of.
The Atlanta feels most well in a temperate climate in areas of the middle belt. Berries varieties "Atlant" have about 5-8 gr. weight, but under favorable conditions and appropriate care can grow up to 11 grams. Fruiting begins at the end of summer and lasts until frost. During the month you can get up to 2.5 kg of raspberries from the bush.
It is worth mentioning the unpretentiousness of the "Atlant" variety, and the excellent resistance to diseases inherent in other raspberry varieties.
- Shrub reaches a height of approximately 2 meters, has a developed root system and rarely needs tying,
- Unlike other varieties, it tolerates drought perfectly, without the need for watering and special care,
- Weakly susceptible to diseases characteristic of raspberries and resistant to damage by pests,
- Provided with a moderate number of shoots, which contributes to the accurate spread,
- Berries have a long period of stay on the bush, while not losing their taste.
Shrub raspberry variety "Atlant", can be described as extremely prone to the formation of new shoots, not subject to excessive manifestation raskidistosti. The fertility zone captures more than half the length of new shoots. Annual shoots have sufficient thickness and are painted in shades of green. The main number of thorns is concentrated in the lower part of the branches, and on the fruiting part they are quite rare. The leaves of "Atlanta" have a large size with inherent in all varieties of raspberry wrinkles and have a dark shade of green.
In raspberries, this variety has large berries, which have a bright color, their size is approximately the same. The fruits are shaped like a cone and have a dense structure. Their excellent quality can not be changed even under adverse weather conditions.
In addition to these characteristics, the berries do not tend to fall early, but during the harvest they are easily separated from the bed. Berries "Atlanta" have a wonderful fresh taste, but can be used for processing. The fruits have a pronounced sweet taste with a slight sourness. The flesh is juicy and tender with homogeneous and small bones.
The average fruit weight is about 5 grams. They have a fairly dense structure, contributing to their transportation over fairly long distances.
Every bush brings about 7 shoots for replacement, due to this there is no great need for reproduction in other ways. If necessary, it is possible to grow Atlant raspberry from seeds. In the box with the prepared soil, in late autumn you need to plant the seeds. And spring raspberry seedlings will appear. They must be looked after until the beginning of autumn, after which they can be planted in the ground, to strengthen the root system until the first frost.
Landing raspberry "Atlant" can be carried out in the spring and autumn. Planting is carried out in a row, keeping a distance of about a meter between the roots and about 2-3 meters between the rows. When landing in the place protected from wind, installation of additional support is not required.
For open places with strong winds, it is necessary to fasten raspberries with stakes or trellis, due to the large total weight of the fruit, the bush can break from strong gusts of wind.
The raspberry variety is distinguished by its responsiveness to surface mulching, carried out with the use of organic substances, in this aspect, the “Atlant” variety is no different. The most useful will be mulch from humus, fresh manure, fallen leaves, compost or hay. Quite good results are given by a two-layer mulching. With this method, materials not subject to decay or decomposed over a long period of time are used, for example, old rags, cardboard, paper scraps, and special non-woven cloth. The care carried out in this way interferes with the appearance of weeds at the site, and also creates a moist environment for comfortable reproduction of soil microorganisms that positively affect the growth of raspberries.
It should be borne in mind that the annual shoots of Atlant raspberry should be cut off after the harvest. Sprouts must be burned after cutting, in order to destroy possible pathogens and to exclude pests such as mice in these wintering branches. An additional positive point from cutting raspberry shoots will be the possibility to leave it without insulation for the winter.
Despite the fact that raspberry variety "Atlant" has sufficient resistance to diseases and pests, it is necessary, for preventive purposes, to carry out activities for its processing. The most effective will be:
- use of Aktellika dissolved in water to get rid of stem flies,
- the use of ammonium sulfate to prevent the occurrence of fungal diseases,
- spraying with Rubigan's solution will prevent the occurrence of purple blotch, done in early spring.
According to experts, a positive preventive effect will bring the processing of the shrub Bordeaux liquid. It sprinkles raspberries in three stages. The first time in early spring, use a 3% solution. The second treatment is carried out at the time of the appearance of buds and apply 1% remedy. In the wake of the end of the harvest in preparation for wintering raspberries are processed for the final time.
Summer residents, amateurs and gardeners, professionals cultivating the raspberry variety "Atlant" favorably speak of this variety. Appreciating his consumer qualities. Special praise relates to the unpretentiousness of this variety, as well as exceptional taste. It is also noted that the berries are resistant to long-term transportation, which makes it possible to deliver berries from the dacha with minimal loss of quality.
It is believed that remontant raspberry varieties should produce two harvests per season: in the spring - on the sprouts of last year and at the end of summer - in the fall - on annuals. But now this stereotype is changing. I have to read and view a lot of materials on the gardening topic, including forums, videos and comments under them. According to my observations, more and more amateur gardeners and experts are coming to the conclusion that with such agrotechnology, the yield is reduced, because one root has to provide two waves of ripening berries. But the weather and the quality of care do not always contribute to this. In most cases, in spring and autumn, instead of the declared kilograms, only a few berries grow. Today they begin to grow remontant raspberries for a single autumn harvest, they consider it as a continuation of ordinary summer varieties. This trend is already reflected in the State Register. Thus, in the description of Atlanta, it is indicated that it is necessary to mow all the shoots in the fall in order to get one, but powerful crop on the shoots of the current year.
Collecting and processing harvest raspberry Atlant
To harvest the entire crop of Atlanta, the raspberries will have to be visited several times within a month at intervals of 1-2 days. Many gardeners prolong the ripening period is considered a plus - no need to process a large number of berries at once. All harvesting work can be done quietly, for example, gradually, in portions, freeze the berries, dried or cooked jam. For farmers, of course, this is a minus. After all, in the autumn market raspberries - still a wonder, they are buying it quickly, which means that the harvest is preferable to a friendly one.
Large and dense berry Atlanta is well suited for freezing
The main purpose of raspberry Atlant - fresh use. Indeed, 100 g of its berries contain 45.1 mg of vitamin C, natural sugars (5.7%), acids (1.6%), alcohols, pectin and tannins, anthocyanin.
Raspberry Atlant Reviews
I dreamed of purchasing this variety for 5 years and have not been happy for three years. Очень вкусна ягода, прямостоячие побеги,практически не требующие подвязки, очень урожайный и благодарный сорт.Но,если полив отсутствует-ягода сразу мельчает.
Собирать его — одно удовольствие. Ягода сухая, прекрасно снимается с плодоножки, гляцвевая, ровненькая…. красавица! В лотках смотрится прекрасно. In the market it is dismantled first and then they come and ask: what was it that you had there was so tasty ?! But I did not hurt, and tried to sell it - everything to my family and myself. Freezers clogged precisely Atlanta.
I really like raspberry, but not sour. In my small collection there are such varieties: Summer Raspberry: Lachka, Cascade Delight, Raspberry Remontant Phenomenon: Atlas, Hercules, Firebird, Zyugan, Orange Miracle, Shelf and Himbo Top. All these varieties are for themselves, at least for the market, perhaps except for the Orange miracle, because with transportability he is not very. Well, Hercules is a little bit sour, but very large, fruitful and transportable.
The main thing in growing Atlanta is watering in hot weather and cutting all the shoots in the fall to get only one crop, even though it is a remontant hybrid. You do not have to fight with shoots and thinning bushes, because shoots appear only 5–7 annually. In order for Atlanta to have the strength to plant and grow many large berries, it needs to be fed.