Precious Dessert: Amber Gooseberry
Gooseberry Amber belongs to the well-known proven varieties. Its berries are sweet with sourness and a honey smell. It tolerates frosts. An adult bush is able to give a large bucket of berries. He has few thorns ... and many virtues.
Gooseberry Amber was obtained by M. A. Pavlova in the 50s of the twentieth century. by sowing seeds from free pollination of the variety English yellow in the Timiryazev Agricultural Academy in Otradnoye. Since then, Amber has spread throughout Russia. It is grown in the Republic of Belarus and in Ukraine.
Amber fruit gooseberry bush
It is interesting that Catherine the Second, having first tried gooseberry jam, awarded the cook with an emerald ring. Since then, gooseberries have been called the royal berry.
In our country there are many nurseries that sell Amber seedlings. But this variety is not registered in the State register of selection achievements of Russia. Gardeners must decide for themselves whether to buy seedlings of a variety not registered in the State Register.
The answer is mixed. If the gardener intends to buy two or three seedlings, then he should rely on the opinions of specialists and the reviews of gardeners. If we are talking about industrial cultivation, then you should refuse to purchase in favor of registered varieties.
Description of Amber
Amber bushes about 150 cm high, sprawling, with elegant bright green leaves and yellow-orange berries. The shrub looks very decorative. There are few thorns. But a lot of berries. The variety is fruitful. An adult bush gives up to 10 kg of fruit. By weight, the berries reach 6 grams. Their taste is dessert, but they are perfect for processing. In terms of ripening - Amber is the earliest of all known varieties of gooseberries. But the ripened berries hang on the bushes for a very long time and do not fall.
The ripened Amber berries do not fall from the bush for a long time
Useful tea from gooseberry leaves. It tones up well, eliminates constipation, acts as a diuretic, removes radionuclides, eases the state of tuberculosis, and relieves excess cholesterol. Such tea with honey helps with anemia, vitamin deficiency, and the common cold.
Amber is unpretentious to the soil. It grows well everywhere. Exception: strongly acidic, swampy soils and excessive soil moisture. The landing area should be sunny, the distance from the walls and fences is at least one and a half meters. The area of nutrition of the gooseberry bush is approximately 150x150 cm. From this, one must proceed when planting. The variety is self-pollinated, and will give the first berries in the second year.
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Amber berries have a bright yellow-orange color with white veins, weight up to 6 grams, over time remain large
It tolerates harsh winters with forty-degree frosts. Does not die with prolonged drought. But the fruits without watering are smaller. Another great feature: it does not suffer from powdery mildew and is little susceptible to fungal diseases. Amber with good care is able to bear fruit in one place for up to 40 years, while the berries do not grow smaller.
Features of planting and care of the variety Amber
Basically, landing and caring for Amber does not differ from standard ones. The peculiarities include special variability of sunflower variety. When choosing a planting location, it is advisable to place the bushes so that even the shadow from the fruit trees does not fall on them.
When planting in the hole, 2 buckets of humus, a complex fertilizer according to the instructions and a glass of wood ash are necessarily introduced. In the future, organic and mineral fertilizers should be applied annually, it is imperative to loosen the soil under the bushes and monitor its moisture during the ripening of berries.
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Amber Gooseberry Variety Reviews
This year I planted Amber from Search. I also want yellow, transparent and sweet gooseberries. Such grew up with my grandmother in the village.Julia
I really want Amber, but real, selection by M. A. Pavlova, however, I also want Moscow Red for her selection.Sherg
I have Amber, last year's landing. This year it bears fruit for the first time. Apparently - it corresponds to the grade.pogoda
I recommend paying attention to such varieties as Spring, Amber, Ural grapes, Kuibyshevsky. Their fruits are large, fleshy with a thin skin, very sweet. The dignity of the variety is resistance to powdery mildew. All of these varieties are practically unshipable.Olga Filatova
Amber is one of the few varieties of gooseberries that can boast such a solid set of advantages. This variety was grown by our grandfathers. And it seems to continue to be popular.