Honeysuckle Kamchadalka: advantages and disadvantages

The vegetable garden is a place not only for physical work, but also for moral rest and relaxation. Plant something with your own hands, look after it and observe the process of growth - what can be more interesting and pleasant?

Most recently, many gardeners of our country were struck by the fact that on its site it is possible to grow cultures that were previously considered wild, that is, growing in forests, in fields and meadows.

One of such cultures, won the recognition and love of Russian gardeners, is honeysuckle - a resident of forest impassable thickets.

This culture has many varieties, both edible and decorative. One of these varieties will be discussed in our article. So, meet - the honeysuckle Kamchadalka. Description of the variety, reviews and tips on growing are given in our article.

History of deducing

To derive a new species or subspecies of culture, it is necessary to spend a lot of time and effort to study and study this issue. Therefore, creating varieties is a long and laborious process, but very exciting and interesting.

Honeysuckle varieties Kamchadalka belongs to the authorship of two experienced breeding scientists Tkacheva AT and Gidzyuk IK Experiences of gardeners were started many years ago. In 1984, the newly bred variety was submitted for state testing, and nine years later it was widely distributed in all regions of the Russian Federation.

Selection of the variety took place at the stronghold of northern gardening in Bakcharsky, with the support of the Scientific Research Institute of Horticulture in Siberia. Honeysuckle Kamchadalka was derived from the honeysuckle of Kamchatka, through free pollination of this type of choice form.

Let's pay attention to some features of the presented variety.

Advantages of using in gardening

Honeysuckle Kamchadalka (the description of which will be given below) has great advantages in using it in suburban areas. First of all it is:

- Abundant harvest of delicious aromatic berries.

- Rich in vitamins and other useful substances product.

- Effective decoration of the personal plot landscapes.

If you are interested in the design of a roadside plot in front of a house or villa, then the following photos are just for you.

As you can see, so that honeysuckle harmoniously and effectively fit into the personal interior, you should arrange a hedge in accordance with your wishes, without forgetting to carefully and carefully care for the plants.

Kamchatka, honeysuckle. Bush description

This kind of suburban flora grows mainly in the form of compact shrubs with a dense narrow crown.

Honeysuckle Kamchadalka, the description of which should be of interest to many gardeners, has thick branches, knots and straight, and dull green leaves. They are oval in shape and have elongated edges.

What is the height of the honeysuckle of Kamchadalka? The description of the variety, of course, would be incomplete, if not to mention the given magnitude. The height of shrubs usually reaches one and a half meters, so this kind of honeysuckle is best planted separately from trees and other bushes.

How not to be mistaken when buying Kamchatka? It should be remembered that the shoots of this variety are straight, thick and short, light green in color. The kidneys are large, and the ovaries are bare, the shape of a small oval.

Description of fruits

How does the honeysuckle of Kamchatka flourish? Inflorescence of the bush consist of two flowers of a small yellow color.

Berries, on the contrary, are blue-blue in color and are quite large in size (length - up to 2.7 cm, diameter - 1 cm). The shape is reminiscent of an elongated oval, pointed upward. The weight of each fruit reaches about one gram.

Any Kamchatka berry has a smooth surface and a dense, but thin skin, covered with a wax coating.

The flesh of the fruit is tender, having a fibrous consistency.

What taste will please its owner Kamchadalka? Honeysuckle has an unusual pleasant taste. This variety has a delicate, sour-sweet aftertaste, as well as a special rich flavor.

Taste properties of this species were tasted by the State Evaluation Service and received a worthy mark from 3.8 to 4.6 points, depending on the geographical place of growth.

Composition of berries

The chemical composition of each honeysuckle fruit Kamchadalka is a biologically active substance of P-active action (anthocyanins, kakhetins, leukoanthocyanins, generally about 200-1800 mg /%), ascorbic acid (60-80 mg /%), vitamin B1 (30-40 Mg /%), vitamin B, pectins, a combination of sugars, organic acids, as well as tanning and coloring substances.

In accordance with such a rich mineral composition, Kamchatka's berries are used for medical purposes at increased pressure (as a vasoconstrictor) and in disorders of the gastrointestinal tract (as a diuretic and restorative drug).


According to some reports, the yield of Kamchadalka reaches 3.5 kg from the bush, although the average varies from 1.2 to 1.8 kg per bush.

Honeysuckle Kamchadalka is considered a representative of the middle (and even late) maturation period. So do not expect the appearance of ripe fruits at the beginning of the season.

It is also not worth hoping for Kamchatka's fruit soon after its planting. The appearance of a good crop is possible only after three to four years after planting.

Maturation conditions

Honeysuckle Kamchadalka is considered to be a frost-resistant and drought-resistant plant, however it does not like sharp contrasts in air temperature and fructifies well under moderate climatic conditions. Therefore, it is recommended to plant Kamchadalka in open sunny areas.

According to the State Register, this type of honeysuckle is best planted in the West Siberian region (Kemerovo Region, Omsk Region, Novosibirsk Region).

Without damage to the crop, the plant can withstand forty degrees with a minus mark, and with its flowering and ovaries can safely transfer the temperature drop to minus eight degrees. (These values are indicated in accordance with the Celsius table).

Honeysuckle Kamchadalka is immune to various diseases and all kinds of pests, so growing it is very easy and pleasant.

It should also be mentioned that this plant is self-fertile. How then produces honeysuckle (variety Kamchadalka)? Pollinator (more precisely pollinators) of this species is the honeysuckle of varieties of Cinderella, Roxana, X, Blue spindle, Gidzyuk's memory and others. Therefore, we advise you to plant these species near by, so that they, by pollinating each other, bring an abundant and delicious harvest.

Honeysuckle. The Kamchadalka variety. Reviews

Recently, the plant has won universal love among gardeners and truck farmers. He is appreciated for unpretentiousness and disease resistance, taste and medicinal properties.

Very soon, the honeysuckle of Kamchadalka (the reviews can be read below) will take a worthy place in every Siberian courtyard and front garden. However, when planting, it is worth considering not only its advantages, but also drawbacks.

Here's what the reviews say about Kamchatka:

  • Kamchatka blooms in autumn. It has tasty and fragrant fruits.
  • Ripe berries do not crumble. And this is a big plus. It is very difficult to follow the pollination of Kamchadalka honeysuckle. It should be noted that this is best with the X-sort.
  • The berries are quite large, the harvests are good. True, there are some flaws in this variety - berries are very difficult to break, often with a peduncle. At the same time they are well kept. But the pulp is very juicy, and its juice is difficult to remove from the fabric surfaces. Honeysuckle is the ideal raw material for a delicious and healthy jam.

Interesting details about honeysuckle

- Kamchatka fructifies once a year.

- On a bush berries can be a long time, not fading and not drying up.

- There is almost no need to look after fruit bearing honeysuckle (if we are not talking about its use for landscape design purposes).

- Kamchatka was used in selection work. Thanks to her, a new variety of Commonwealth was bred.

Tips for trimming

To trim the honeysuckle Kamchadalka is necessary in the autumn, after the fall leaves, and only those plants that have reached the age of five. It is necessary to get rid of the numerous root shoots. You can not touch the tops of young shoots, where the largest number of color buds is observed. It is necessary to remove only the infertile and weakened branches, and also those that grow inside.

After pruning, you should fertilize the shrub with organic fertilizer - humus or mature compost.

Tips for planting honeysuckle

- The size of the landing pit should reach 40 cm in length, width and height.

- The earth needs to be watered abundantly, and on the bottom lay the humus and potassium salt.

- The root neck of honeysuckle should be placed at the soil level.

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