|Decoration form||leaves, fruits|
|Density on 1 m2||1|
|Annual growth||1-2 m|
|Frost hardiness||5 - 9 Zones 5 - 9|
A valuable, plentiful cultivar of various applications. Dark berries of raspberry flavour are suitable for making home wine as well as fresh fruit.
WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Medium-sized fruit, round, dark blue, of subtle but pleasant taste, suitable for making home wine; ripening at the beginning of IX. Medium-sized, compact bunches. Medium-sized leaves, 3-lobed; turn red in autumn. Flowers unassuming, yellow, opening in June.
HOW IT GROWS: A climber using tendrils for support. Strong-growing, reaches 10 m – 2 m per year.
WHERE TO PLANT: A sunny and warm site required. Soil should be humus-rich, fertile, moderately moist of neutral or slightly acidic Ph. Moderately hardy (zone 5B–9).
HOW TO PLANT AND MAINTAIN: Before planting immerse the plant container in water for 10-30 min. Place the root ball in a 40 x 40 x 40 cm hole with a 10 cm layer of well-rotten manure or compost, 0.5-1 cm deeper than it was before. Fill the hole with fertile soil. The plants should be spaced at least 30 cm from other plants or from a wall. Prune moderately. To encourage high quality yield, the yearly pruning should be performed (usually in winter, around the second half of February).
HOW TO APPLY: Suitable for amateur cultivation, recommended for training along large garden constructions eg. arbours and pergolas.