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Apricot "Pogremok" refers to the varieties of medium-late ripening, and harvesting, depending on weather conditions, occurs in late July or early August. The name of the variety was given because of the peculiarity of a small bone. It easily separates from the dense and ripe juicy pulp and quietly "rumbles" inside the fruit.
The variety was developed by specialists of the Rossoshanskaya Zonal Experimental Station. "Rattle" is not very demanding on soil conditions, but grows and bears fruit in the best way when grown on well-aerated soils containing a sufficient amount of lime. The fruits are consumed both in fresh and in processed form, are a valuable therapeutic and dietary product.
Variety Description and Characterization
For the large-sized "Pogremyok" formation of plants with a sparse and round crown is characteristic. Trees of medium vigor. Apricots are formed very large, with an average weight of 58-62 g. They have a round-oval shape, slightly compressed on the sides. The surface of the fruit is greenish-yellow without a blush, but with a pronounced and quite thick pubescence. The pulp of ripe fruit is quite dense, orange-yellow in color, with a sweet and very pleasant taste. At the stage of full ripening of fruits, the bone completely lags behind the pulp.
The variety has a number of advantages that make "Pogremok" popular in home gardening:
- the presence of partial self-fertility;
- stable large-fruited;
- regular and high productivity;
- increased winter hardiness and drought tolerance;
- excellent taste of the fruit;
- the possibility of universal use of ripe apricots.
The advantage of the variety can also be considered good transportability of the harvest and high rates of keeping fruits.
When cultivating this variety in regions with severe winters, it should be remembered that young fruit trees and recently planted apricot seedlings do not have high frost resistance and need shelter for the winter period.
How to grow apricots in the middle lane
Nutritional value and shelf life of fruits
The chemical composition and indicators of the nutritional value of apricots largely depend on the conditions for growing fruit stands and the duration of storage of the crop, as well as the degree of maturity and agricultural technology used. On average, 0.9 g of protein, 0.1 g of fat and 9 g of carbohydrates per 100 g of fruit are produced with a total calorie content of no more than 44-45 kcal.
The fruits of apricot "Rattle" contain a significant amount of fiber, which in combination with low calorie content of the product makes it ideal for dietary nutrition. Ripe apricot pulp is rich in sugars, the total amount of which can reach 27%. Most fruits are sucrose, and glucose, fructose and maltose are contained in a smaller volume.
According to experts, a significant sugar content is a contraindication for the use of apricot in people with diabetes. You should also carefully and gradually try apricots for diseases of the liver and gall bladder.
Juice from the fruits of ripe apricot is very rich in biologically active substances that have a positive effect on cardiac and vascular activity, as well as the main processes of blood formation.
Apricot with the unusual name "Rattle" does not need special attention. Nevertheless, Young and already fruiting garden plantations are recommended to be properly prepared for winter:
- in order to prevent diseases and damage by wintering pests, it is advisable to spray the stems and skeletal branches of fruit trees with a solution based on iron sulfate;
- to protect the branches of young plants from breaking due to the sticking of heavy wet snow, they are recommended to be tied with a rope;
- the branches and bases of all skeletal branches must be covered with a special garden whitewash, and young apricot plants can be subjected to such a procedure as a whole;
- Even before the onset of severe frosts, shallow loosening of the soil in near-stem circles is carried out, followed by mulching with organic matter.
Experienced gardeners recommend installing special shields in areas with fruit stands that will perform a snow retention function in winter and allow apricot trees to winter with minimal loss.
The fruits of the Pogremyk apricot are very popular and are widely used for the preparation of dried fruits. According to most gardeners and according to the description of the variety, "Pogremok" is characterized by a very high yield.
Apricot spring pruning
The disadvantages include the partial autonomy of fruit stands and the need to plant pollinating varieties with similar flowering and fruiting periods on the plot. In addition, gardeners note that during a period of abundant productivity, premature fall of unripened fruits can be observed. However, timely fruit collection completely solves this problem.