Grapes Pretty woman, once derived by agronomist E. Pavlovsky, refers to the table sort with early maturation. By his appearance he is obliged to cross not the species themselves, but only the forms of fruits: in this case the particles of Victoria, the European-Amur species and their pollen. This variety has an excellent ripening of grapes. Appearance is also good enough. It looks great not only on the bush, but also on the table, in the vase.
Juicy pulp, melting in the mouth, a pleasant sourish taste, a soft refreshing aftertaste - all these qualities are the hallmark of such fruit as Grapes Pretty.
The photo of a bunch of this sort really confirms its attractive appearance. The average size of each torn brush is about four hundred grams. Grapes variety Pretty Woman has a very juicy fruit, richly pinkish-blue with a coral hue. They feel both increased sugar content and acidity. This is the reason that Pomegranate grapes are used for making dried fruits and juices.
History of creation
Since the study of this variety began relatively recently, the specialists still can not say exactly how the effects of colds and various climatic anomalies affect it. At the moment, studies of the influence of fruit and berry pests on the Pretty Woman grapes, a photo of which exists in any special literature, are still ongoing.
His bush is characterized by a multi-level deep system of rhizomes, thanks to which the plant not only grows rapidly, but early ripens its fruits. In order to bring out this culture on the site, you need to study and see in the literature beforehand how the Pomegranate grapes develops, the variety's description, photos, reviews. You do not need to cross the culture yourself, you can just try to plant a few seedlings from the big bush. From this, the plant does not lose its uniqueness, and the first fruits obtained from new plants will not differ from the maternal form.
Features of the variety
This table view, which early ripens, has medium-sized bushes. His flowers are bisexual. The weight of each berry reaches, if the agrotechnical conditions are met, up to seven grams. They have an elongated shape with a slightly sharp tip. The skin of the fruit is easily eaten, sometimes, depending on the degree of maturity, it can burst. Grapes Pretty woman, a description of the variety, photos and all the necessary conditions for proper growing of which can be seen in the special literature, has an impeccable presentation. There are practically no seeds in its berries.
Advantages and disadvantages
Although the resistance to cold in this variety has not yet been investigated, experts have already found out: Grapes Pretty, whose reviews are mostly positive, has an average resistance to mildew and a stable yield.
One hundred and ten days after the very first bud is blossoming, it is already possible to start collecting beautiful brushes with dark berries. Advantages of this species, according to experts, are the decorative appearance of its bunches, beautiful grapes that have unobtrusive flavor of muscat, and their excellent commercial qualities.
Deficiencies, which are characteristic of the Pretty grape variety, reviews of gardeners are called medium resistance to certain diseases, as well as the fact that in the rainy season of ripening fruits can crack, and sometimes completely burst.
The variety is considered sun-loving and light-loving. However, this property is characteristic of all kinds of grapes. For the Beauty is suitable for any soil, but it is necessary to choose a site on which there is an excellent drainage. The acidity of the optimal soil for planting should be moderate.
For the grape cuttings, the southern and south-western slopes of the gardens are excellent. In the northern regions, it is better to cultivate Grapes of Krasota cultivar along fences or walls. You can not plant seedlings in areas where cold air stagnates. Sand and chernozem soils are considered ideal for planting this variety, as well as rocky or stony soils. It is on this land that the quality of the berries will be on top. Do not plant grapes Pretty on heavily saline and marshy areas, as well as in the terrain where groundwater rises to a level of one hundred and fifty centimeters from the surface.
Before the beginning of the work, gardeners need to prepare the soil in advance: dig a site, make liming of acidic soils, fertilize with manure and humus. It is necessary to introduce a complex of vitamins of fertility in poor places. Those who are going to grow this variety in their garden, it is worth exploring how to properly plant grapes Pretty Woman. Photos, characteristics of this species, as well as its agrotechnical features are in each manual for vipogorodstvu.
Experts advise to plant a pit in order to improve the quality of the soil and its aeration to make rubble, which must be mixed beforehand with soil and sand. In the soil, which contains phosphorus, including in heavy chernozem, it is better to add superphosphates.
How to plant properly
Saplings need to be planted to a depth of fifty to sixty centimeters. This is necessary to protect the system of rhizomes of grapes from winter frost. Planting cuttings in the ground, gardeners need to be very careful to ensure that the place of grafting, if, of course, there is such, was located slightly above ground level. Put the bush in the soil must be tied to the support, inserted in advance in the pit. After planting, the plant is watered at the rate of three buckets per one cutting, and then mulched to maintain moisture.
Near the walls or fences, bushes are planted one from each other at a distance of one hundred and twenty centimeters, and in open areas - at intervals of not less than 1.5 meters. The most optimal time for planting is the time until the buds bloom.
Grow grapes Pretty woman, despite its insufficient knowledge, judging by the reviews, it's quite simple. This class needs timely watering and mulching, as well as mandatory shelter for the winter. Equally important and the measures for pruning, as well as the introduction of fertilizing and protection from pests or diseases.
During the first year, grapes should be watered constantly. On cloudy or rainy days, the rate of water addition is once in seven days, but when the summer begins and the heat comes, the terms are reduced to two days. Since the second year, two types of regular watering are used: vegetative and water-charging. A week before the final ripening of berries, the water supply stops completely.
Mulching and sheltering
This is an obligatory measure for grapes. Mulching helps to retain moisture in the soil, stops the development of weeds and strengthens the process of nitrification - the accumulation of nutrient nitrogen compounds that are formed as a result of the vital activity of soil beneficial bacteria.
You can enrich it with straw or manure, or with humus. Mulching enhances the growth of the Pretty grape and increases its yield. In the case of using a straw gardener, you need to take into account that some rodents, for example, mice, may appear in it.
Grapes Pretty woman, whose description of the variety is given in the article, experts advise to hide the severe frosts. This is especially true for regions with snowless winters. To do this, around the bush, you need to make a small depression, the trunk is covered with earth and a layer of sawdust (approximately in the amount of one bucket) for reliable preservation of heat. The trimmed vine should be collected and tied into a bundle, which reliably hides in the ground. From above it is covered with cardboard, for this purpose a corrugated box of cookies or sweets is also suitable. The edges of the shelter should be sprinkled with sawdust or earth. A box of grapes is removed only after the snow falls, and not earlier than April.
Formation of a bush
Pruning the vine is done to improve the harvest. In the first year after planting cuttings only the tips of the shoots are removed. This should be done in the first half of August. After the leaves fall on the vine, it leaves three or four kidneys, and everything that is located above is cut off. In the second year in the fall, the four most powerful branches are chosen on the grapes, on which everything is removed above the fifth eye. So do and with weak and dry branches. On the third year of plant growth during the October pruning, one thickest shoot is left on the vine, which is cut off into five buds. Four-year-old grapes "Pretty Woman" should have four fruit branches.
Variety Grapes Pretty Woman, like all plants, also needs fertilizer. In the first year after planting, fertilizing is not needed, since the bush will feed on useful elements introduced during the laying of the cuttings. In different periods of vegetation the plant needs different amounts of fertilizers. For example, when early spring there is an intensive development of the root system, as well as shoots and green mass, then the grapes require more nitrogen fertilizing.
During the blossoming and ripening of berries variety, Pretty Woman needs to introduce potassium and phosphorus, which will improve the process of accumulation of sugar in grapes and will promote better ripening of shoots. Once in three years, at the same time, with an autumn digging into the soil, organic matter is introduced - peat, manure or compost. As for mineral fertilizers, they - in liquid or dry form - are needed every summer. In the spring, before removing the shelter, under the bushes are added ammonium nitrate, as well as superphosphates with potassium salt.
Grapes Pretty woman is fed a month before the beginning of its flowering, in late May. Mineral fertilizers must be added by first diluting them with water. Pour the solution into shallow grooves, which should be scooped out between rows in advance.
Protection against pests
Grapes Pretty woman needs periodic preventive measures, which will protect him from wasps, mildew, gray rot, etc. Insects can hit bunches very much. Although there are many chemical preparations to protect against them today, they, in addition to positive results in combating wasps, can also harm a person who will eat berries.
The simplest and safest way is to consider gauze bags, which gardeners can easily sew themselves. They are pulled on bunches, as a result, grapes are preserved unharmed.
Powdery mildew, or mildew, manifested as whitish spots on the upper parts of leaves, extends to the greens, including the ovary, which then dries and falls. Fight it with special solutions, including "Amistar" or "Radomil", which you can buy in the store. Gray mass is also affected by gray rot. Especially great is the risk of its appearance in the rainy season. For protection against rot, grape leaves are treated three or four times each season by spraying with fungicides.
In the opinion of many, the variety Krasotka completely justifies its name. Many gardeners who decide to plant a grape crop on their site, stop their choice on it. Some cuttings are given by friends and acquaintances, but many have to buy seedlings in specialized shops, on the market, etc. Today, varieties grown in the Samara region, in the Kinel Grapes farm, have become very popular. Beauty, care of which does not require any special agrotechnical skills, is one of the most sought after products of this enterprise.
The fruits of this variety have a very rich and harmonious taste. Even the floral aroma and shades of vanilla and sweet cherry are well-felt in it. The flesh of Beauty is thick enough, and the skin of the berries is very tender. Gardeners and specialists do not advise long leave the ripened harvest on the bushes, as it can be spoiled by wasps and bumblebees. And this, perhaps, is the most important drawback, which has Pretty Woman grapes, the reviews serve to confirm this.
Its heavy clusters, the elongated shape of the grapes and the pinkish-violet tint attract attention to the bushes. And their fleshy muscat taste will not leave indifferent any person. Those who planted on the site of the Pretty Grapes already know that it is resistant to sunlight and frost. Even twenty degrees of cold will not be dangerous for him if the bush is safely hidden and sheltered for the winter. Confrontation to some diseases, for example, mildew, anthracnose or oidium, gardeners are estimated at seven points.