Russia: Ural breeders registered a high-yielding variety of gooseberries

Published Nov 2, 2021

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A new gooseberry variety "Avangard", bred by scientists from the South Ural Research Institute of Horticulture and Potato Growing (author Vladimir Sergeevich Ilyin), a structural unit of the Ural Branch of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, is included in the State Register of Breeding Achievements and is recommended for cultivation in the Ural region (9). The berry crop is mainly distinguished by its high yield - from 3 to 7 kg per bush, more than 20 tons per hectare.

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In addition, the new variety has an excellent sweet and sour taste - according to experts, it received 5 out of 5. Berries are large (3.3-6.5 grams with a standard size of 2-3 grams) for universal use - can be eaten fresh, and also use for processing (compotes, jams, preserves). Variety "Avangard" was obtained by crossing the varieties "Slava Nikolska" and "Slaboshipovaty 2". The work on its breeding lasted about 20 years. In the early 2000s, Chelyabinsk breeders identified the variety as promising, and in 2010 it was transferred to the State Variety Test. During this time, gooseberry seedlings were studied in the Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk regions, as well as in the Shushensky state fruit and berry variety testing site in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Republic of Khakassia and the Republic of Tyva. And everywhere the culture received decent reviews. “Gooseberry is one of the most popular horticultural crops, which is actively cultivated in the Urals. Scientists of our institute ...
Source: AgriNews
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