|Decoration form||leaves, fruits|
|Density on 1 m2||1|
|Annual growth||1-2 m|
|Frost hardiness||5 - 9 Zones 5 - 9|
A hardy, strong-growing cultivar. Large, deep pink fruit are gathered in small bunches.
WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Fruit quite large, deep pink, gathered in small bunches; ripening at the end of IX. Leaves large, decorative, dark green, turn beautiful yellow in autumn. Flowers unassuming, yellow, always female; open in VI.
HOW IT GROWS: A climber using tendrils for support. Moderately strong-growing, reaches 10 m – 2 m per year.
WHERE TO PLANT: A sunny and warm site required. Soil should be humus-rich, rather fertile, moderately moist of neutral or slightly acidic Ph. Disease resistant. Hardy (zone 5–9).
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). Frost insulation recommended for ground-grown plants.
HOW TO APPLY: Suitable for amateur cultivation, recommended for training along large garden constructions eg. arbours and pergolas.
ORIGIN: Russia. The cultivar was introduced by Mitshurin in 1919.