Gardening

Raspberry variety Glen Fine

The Glen Fine variety was obtained by a Scottish breeder in 1992. Suitable for cultivation in open and closed ground. Raspberry Glen Fine is an improved version of the Glen Ample variety. Outwardly and in cultivation, they are very similar, however, Glen Fine has a higher yield, long-term preservation of the harvest, as well as a prolonged period of fruiting.

Variety description

Glen Fine - raspberry mid-ripening. Shrubs grow massive, each about 5-8 developed shoots. They can be quite tall. The root system is well developed. There are no thorns on the ponds, which greatly simplifies the cultivation and care of the crop. The leaves are dark green, serrated edges. Early flowering. The flowers are bisexual, so the berries are tied well.

Glen Fine raspberry berries are collected in a brush

Interesting! Raspberry Glen Fine in 2009 was recognized as the best variety in the UK.

Berries are collected in brush. They may have a different weight, but a large raspberry comes across very rarely. Most often it is neat berries, weighing about 5-6 g. In shape, they are ordinary, slightly elongated, solid. It is moderately dense, the bones are felt, but not much. The taste is harmonious, sweet. The aroma is strong, pleasant.

Glen Fine Raspberry Characteristics

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Raspberry Glen Fine differs from other varieties in its special characteristics.

  • The grade differs in good transportability and a commodity type of berries.
  • There is good immunity to some diseases, but prophylactic treatments are indispensable.
  • In the first year after planting, raspberries pick up a little, but from the second year the bushes give a full harvest.

    Berry moderately dense, bones are felt, but not much

  • Productivity is very high. On an industrial scale, 30 tons of raspberries are harvested per hectare of planting, and an average of 4.5–5 kg of berries can be harvested from one bush.
  • The shelf life of the harvest about 4 days.
  • High frost resistance.
Interesting! Sometimes the bushes grow dwarf. This is a genetic failure inherent in the variety.

Landing features

Growing raspberries Glen Fayn simple. This variety is undemanding to growth conditions and care. But without proper attention, although the culture is growing successfully, the yield will still be average. Breeding is usually carried out undergrowth, because this variety starts it in large quantities. The place for planting is chosen sunny or dark, but in the shade it is impossible to plant this variety.

Landing is carried out in spring or autumn. It is advisable to do this in overcast weather, then the seedlings will take root faster. The site is fertilized in advance, digging. When planting a single bush, a pit is made, and when planting several bushes, a trench.

The sapling is selected one-year thick a little more than a pencil

The seedling is chosen one-year, the thickness of the main shoot should slightly exceed the diameter of a pencil. Prior to planting, the tops are cut off at the shoots so that the young plant takes root and does not prematurely begin to bear fruit.

Planting bushes at a distance of 50-100 cm from each other. Between the rows leave a space of 1.5 meters. This eliminates thickening and allows the bushes to grow freely. When planting, the root collar should be above the ground surface - it cannot be dug! After planting, the raspberries are watered and mulched with straw, sawdust or peat.

Glen Fine Raspberry Care

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Full care allows not only to harvest large crops, but also to ensure the proper development of the bushes.

  • Watering is needed only moderately when the top layer of soil begins to dry out. If you water the bushes too often, rot may develop! After watering and heavy rains it is necessary to loosen the ground! This raspberry loves only loose, aerated soil.

    Watering is needed only moderately when the top layer of soil begins to dry.

  • Top dressing is carried out every year. Bring the first top dressing in the spring (urea). In the beginning or during flowering, potash salt, superphosphate, or a weak solution of mullein can be added to the ground. This will increase the yield. The last dressing is carried out after harvest. At this time, organic matter is added to the earth, for example, humus.
  • Loosening the soil is carried out regularly. Land in the root zone should always be weeded. This will ensure good aeration, the water will not stagnate, normal ventilation will appear, and root rot will not develop.
  • Growing raspberry varieties Glen Fine is best on the trellis, but in the absence of a trellis, you can use a simple garter. If you do not provide high-quality support, a bandage or a trellis, the pagons will fall, because they are not very strong and may bend.
  • Over time, the bushes grow, shoots appear. If they are not removed, the planting becomes thickened and there will be a risk of rot.

    Growing raspberry varieties Glen Fine best on the trellis

  • Raspberry Glen Fine can root root rot, powdery mildew, blight. In addition, this variety is attacked by pests such as weevil, raspberry beetle, nematode, gall midges. To combat them, 1-2 times a year or more often, treatment is carried out with specialized means. Of the insecticides, Iskra M, Aktellik, and Fufanon are in great demand. And from the fungicides can advise "Horus", "Ridomil Gold."
  • For winter, the ground in the root zone is mulched. And the bush itself bends down and is covered with insulating material.
Important! Raspberry Glen Fine is prone to developing root rot. To prevent ailment, it is necessary to carry out prevention.

Harvesting and processing Glen Fine

Harvesting is carried out as the berries ripen. The first fruits can be collected from mid-June, and the last - closer to the end of July. Despite the fact that berries differ in density, it is impossible to press them very strongly during collection, so mechanical cleaning is not desirable. When collecting it is necessary to use spacious boxes with good ventilation. If the harvest will then be transported over long distances, it is worth picking unripe berries. The boxes are filled no higher than the side edge, and you should not put them one on one so that the raspberries do not choke.

Raspberry Glen Fine is suitable for canning, freezing, cooking desserts.

Interesting! After the ripening of the crop, raspberries can be stored for about a week on a bush, and not deteriorate.

You can store the harvest about 4-7 days. In order for the berries not to spoil, it is necessary to identify them in a room at a temperature of 0 ... +3 degrees. Most later a week after the harvest will need to recycle the crop, but it is better to do it immediately. Raspberry Glen Fine is suitable for canning, freezing, cooking desserts.

Glen Fine Raspberry Farmer Reviews

Raspberry Glen Fine is in great demand with gardeners and farmers around the world.

  • Yevgeny Tolochko: "A good raspberry variety, suitable for growing on large and small plantations. We purchased our bushes in the nursery. They grow well, berries start ripening around June 15. For a whole month the bushes give birth to abundantly. Care is not troublesome, but do not take care of the bushes no, the yield is greatly reduced, and diseases can appear. "
  • Artem Ant: "Malinka is good, fruitful and berries are sweet. I have been growing for more than 3 years. Stems are of medium height, but they need to be tied up. It has a prolonged fruiting period. It differs in average size of berries, beautiful shape. Crop is allowed for jam, jam and fresh the whole family is eating this raspberry. So the variety is good, you should plant it if you can! "
  • Catherine Pavlova: “I grow Glen Fine along with some other varieties of the Glen group (Ampl and Coe). This raspberry is different not only in appearance but also in taste. Productivity is good and high. Most of the problems with root rot. Last year 4 bushes had to be dug out "For the disease. If it goes on like this, you will have to look for more resistant varieties."