The taste of berries, their size and quantity are considered to be the most valuable qualities of raspberries. Today, there are a lot of imported varieties and hybrids that meet all the listed requirements. One of the latest developments of foreign breeders was raspberry Tadmor. In addition to the excellent taste and strong berry aroma, the variety boasts the fact that its fruits are very large, even gigantic. This is not to say that Tadmor raspberry is a good option for beginners or inexperienced gardeners. This hybrid is more suitable for connoisseurs of elite berries and, of course, for farmers who grow raspberries for sale.
A detailed description of the latest varieties of raspberries Tadmor with photos and reviews of domestic farmers - in this article. It will talk about the strong qualities of the variety and some of its shortcomings. In addition, the one who first encounters a large foreign hybrid, below will find brief recommendations for growing such crops.
Work on the cultivation of a new raspberry variety in New Zealand began in 1990. Breeders from the Institute of Horticulture and Food Research have crossed two technical hybrids Orus 576-47 (parent-seed) and 86105N4.4 (parent pollen).Attention! The right holder of the variety is the New Zealand concern The Horticulture And Food Research Institute Of New Zealand Limited.
Later, the Tadmor variety was tested in the UK, after which it was recognized as a strong player in the European raspberry mix market. Researchers highly appreciated the combination of late fruit ripening and the excellent taste of berries. Tadmor also has an excellent ability to take root in different climatic conditions, which makes the variety versatile and unpretentious.
The right holder gives the following description of the Tadmor raspberry variety:
- fruiting at raspberry later - the berries ripen only in the third decade of August (according to research data, Tadmor bears fruit later than the latest popular varieties);
- the berries ripen on the shoots of the last year (fruiting on two-year shoots makes it possible to classify the variety as the so-called summer species);
- Tadmor shoots are long, can grow up to 230 cm, their average thickness;
- annual shoots anthocyanin shade, thorns on them a bit, they are soft and mild;
- two-year branches are red-brown in color, their spike is weak, spikes are short and few;
- shoots of substitution this raspberry gives a lot, therefore difficulties with reproduction of a variety do not arise;
- it is very characteristic of Tadmor that the spring growth of this raspberry is one of the first to be shown, although the variety is late;
- leaves are large, complex, wrinkled, whitish on the reverse side;
- The bushes are not very leafy, so it is very easy to pick berries;
- the shape of the berries is conical, elongated;
- Ripe raspberry is colored bright red, more than a light shade;
- even when overriding the fruits do not darken;
- the average weight of the berries is 6.9 grams, and often “giants” weighing 9-10 grams;
- fruit length, on average, 4 cm (raspberry Tadmor is larger than the more famous Tulamine);
- the berries are shiny, with dense, but juicy pulp;
- the drupe of the fetus adheres well, does not crumble, provides the fruits with strength and keeping quality;
- the taste is very good, dessert, sweet-sour, with a pronounced berry aroma (however, there are several similar varieties whose fruit has a more refined taste);
- in accordance with the evaluation of taste, Tadmor, rather, can be called an industrial variety with a dessert slant;
- Tadmor berries are very marketable: fruits do not crumple, do not flow, tolerate transportation, can be stored for up to four days;
- fruits are not baked in the sun;
- New Zealand Raspberry is resistant to many diseases, such as gray mold, fungal and viral infections, dangerous RBDV virus;
- Tadmor has good winter hardiness - no worse than other varieties common in Russia;
- raspberries withstand temperatures up to -30 degrees without shelter;
- the yield of foreign raspberries is high - about three kilograms per bush (this is quite enough for successful cultivation on an industrial scale).
Important! The variety is suitable for machine harvesting, but the copyright holder warns that as a result of gathering on the sprouts, unripe fruits may remain (as the berries are very well coupled with petioles).
Advantages and disadvantages
There are still very few reviews about the raspberry variety Tadmor, and it is still difficult to find a complete description of this culture. Therefore, it is not possible to talk about the clearly expressed pros and cons of this culture. Domestic farmers are just beginning to get acquainted with a new raspberry, even those who have already planted a variety on their plot have not yet received a full harvest. Therefore, the quality of the New Zealand raspberry can be considered conditional, not tested in the realities of the Russian climate.
Tadmor Raspberry has the following advantages:
- dessert taste with a good balance of sugar and acid;
- high yields, sufficient for both private and industrial cultivation;
- very large sizes of berries, which can not fail to attract buyers;
- the density of the fruit, allowing to store the crop for several days;
- fleshy and aromatic pulp;
- average frost resistance;
- immunity to viral and fungal diseases;
- a sufficient number of shoots and strong growth of the bush, responsible for the simple reproduction of Tadmor.
Despite the fact that in practice, gardeners of the north and south have not yet had time to check the viability and durability of the Tadmor variety, based on the characteristics of this raspberry, we can draw the following conclusions:
- farmers from the southern regions of the country with a hot and arid climate should prepare for regular and abundant irrigation of raspberries (it is better to use drip irrigation systems);
- Farmers from the North will have to cover raspberries for the winter, pre-tying and bending the bushes to the ground.
Summing up, we can conclude: Tadmor is an excellent variety for growing in small and medium-sized farms. This raspberry is often an empty niche, because in the late summer and early autumn it is very difficult to find fresh berries. Late ripening periods, the presentation of large berries and their dessert taste are sure to be the key to the successful realization of a considerable harvest.
Tip! An amateur gardener can also try growing Tadmor, because this raspberry is not capricious, and there shouldn't be any difficulties with its cultivation. But the late harvest of giant berries will precisely bring variety and will become the envy of all neighbors.
To grow raspberries Tadmor, in principle, you need the same way as other "summer" varieties, bearing fruit on last year's shoots. Agrotechnology for such cultures has been worked out over the years and is known even to the novice summer resident.
First of all, for a raspberry cake choose the right place. The Tadmor variety requires the following growing conditions:
- nutritious and loose soil;
- sufficient spacing between adjacent plants;
- excess sun;
- protection from strong winds and drafts;
- elevated area where moisture will not stagnate.
Attention! Dense and poor soils are not suitable for vigorous raspberries with large berries - in such conditions Tadmor will die.
Planting and care
It is possible to plant raspberries both in spring and in autumn - the choice of a specific planting time depends on the climatic and weather conditions in the growing region. It is important to plant Tadmor saplings at a time when buds have not yet budded or leaves are already missing.Tip! In view of the late fruiting of Tadmor raspberry, it is better to plant it in spring. After the return of the harvest, the bushes will not have time to recover and to gather up the cold forces necessary for the formation of roots and engraftment in a new place.
Saplings are recommended to be placed with an interval of 70-100 cm between adjacent bushes. To plant tall raspberries with a large number of shoots not thickened, no more than 5-7 plants should be placed on each square meter of the plot. More dense planting of raspberries will lead to a rapid depletion of the soil, shallowing berries, the deterioration of their taste.
Experienced farmers recommend installing supports near Tadmor bushes. So the bushes will not bend under the weight of the crop, the plants will be better ventilated, the branches will not break. The optimum height of the support is 200-220 cm, the first wire is tensioned at a level of 150 cm from the ground.
After planting raspberries and installing supports it remains only to wait for the first harvest. In the period of development of the bushes must be mandatory care
- Mulching the soil around Tadmor bushes using peat, humus, straw, sawdust or dried leaves. The protective layer will save the earth from draining and prevent the roots from overheating.
- Watering Tadmor during periods of drought needs to be regular and abundant. In order not to lose money with water, it is better to install a drip irrigation system. If the summer was not very hot and rainy, additional hydration of large-fruited raspberries is not required.
- It is necessary to fertilize Tadmor grade a bit more often than regular raspberries. If the supply of the bushes is not enough, it will greatly affect the size and number of berries. Organic and nitrogen-mineral complexes are well suited as food.
- Tadmor bushes should be trimmed just like other biennial varieties. The escaped shoots are completely cut, the young ones are cut by about one third of the height (the correct pruning is shown in the photo below).
- If the climate in the growing region is cold, for the winter the raspberry jam with Tadmor will have to be sheltered. For these purposes, you can use fir branches, agrofibre, improvised building materials.
FeedbackIgor Viktorovich I ordered several Tadmor bushes over the Internet last year - now I am waiting for the harvest! Before buying, I tried to find as much information about the variety as possible, but it only turned out to "scrape together" bit by bit a few facts. I plan to grow Tadmor as well as another two-year-old raspberry from my garden. A friend living in Poland that summer sent me a photo of bushes with berries and the fruits themselves - of course, the size and number of raspberries are simply amazing. Prior to that, Tulamen was growing, I liked everything in this variety, except for not high enough yields. I hope that the new Zealand novelty in this regard will not fail.
Tadmor is a new and not yet fully studied variety, but this raspberry clearly deserves the attention of farmers. Growing a crop is not difficult, it is not distinguished by capriciousness, it adapts well to any climate. Tadmor can be called universal raspberries, because it is perfect for private and for industrial cultivation.