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Honeysuckle is a wonderful plant that is perfect for growing on the site. This plant is not only a valuable source of vitamins, whose fruits are very healthy and have excellent taste, but also very beautiful.
There are many different varieties, honeysuckle, among which you can pick up a lot of options for your site.
Variety classification and plant description
Honeysuckle has a huge variety of varieties, from which you can choose the one that suits you according to its properties and characteristics. There are a variety of classification options for varieties.
- Low-growing varieties having 1-1.5 m in height: Nizhny Novgorod early, Gzhel late, Lulia, Gourmand, Violet, Gerda, Ramenskaya, Julia, Souvenir, Kamchadalka.
- Medium height (1.5-2): Gzhel early, Gzhelka, Kyshka, Kingfisher, Kuminovka, Korchaga, Princess Diana, Kucha mala, My Joy, Ulyana, Shakhinya, Cinderella, Bakcharskaya, Tomichka, Azure.
- High grades: Kingfisher, Nymph, Violet, My Joy, Gourmand, Late Gzhel, Moskovskaya-23, Ramenskaya.
- Sweet with sourness: Nizhny Novgorod early, Gzhel late, Kuminovka, Korchaga, Gzhel early, Princess Diana, Kamchadalka, Bakcharskaya, Tomichka, Korchaga Kucha is small.
- Sweet without sourness: Azure, Kingfisher, Ramenskaya.
- Sweet with a strawberry flavor: Cinderella, Volkhova.
- Sweet with a pronounced sourness: Gzhelka, Lulia, Moskovskaya-23, Gourmand, Kyshlka, Wiliga, Nymph, Ulyana, Violet, Omega, Souvenir, Blue spindle, Gerda, Shakhin, Fortune, Kyshlka.
In addition, the decorative types of honeysuckle, valued not so much for their fruits as for their beautiful appearance, have two groups:
- Creepers: curly, Brown honeysuckle, honeysuckle, Hector and Telman honeysuckle.
- Upright bushes: golden honeysuckle, Alpine, honeysuckle Maak, Korolkov, Maksimochvich, ordinary honeysuckle, Tatar, cover.
The most common types of honeysuckle (photo)
Sibiryachka is an early ripening variety. This is a bush of medium growth, which has curved branches and a rounded crown shape. The leaves of the shrub are elongated-oval in shape, there are also elongated drop-shaped very large fruits with a tuberous surface and a pointed apex. The taste of the berries is sweet and sour, the yield is 2.5 kg from the honeysuckle bush.
Variety Fire Opal
Variety Fire Opal is very frost-resistant, and even to spring frosts. Shrubs of low size, with a spreading crown, straight shoots. The leaves of the honeysuckle are dark green, slightly pubescent on the back of the leaf, as well as along its edge. The berries of Fire Opal are large, smooth. Due to the fact that the fruits have a small bitterness, they are often used to make jam. This type of plant has a high yield, giving about 6 kg per bush from the ninth year of life. The fruits ripen every year, their taste is quite pleasant and refreshing. In addition, the bush is resistant to disease and is rarely attacked by pests.
Morena is a universal variety, vigorous, with large, fragrant, sweet and sour berries, completely lacking bitterness, which very distinguishes the variety from others. They have an elongated cylindrical shape.
The bush is resistant to colds, diseases and pests.
Narym honeysuckle is a dense bush with a rounded shape, which has large dark purple fruit with wax coating. The stem of the plant is thin and green, the fruits have a good, sweet and sour aftertaste and a light aroma. Ripens early, but stretched. It has high winter resistance, as well as drought, pests and diseases. It begins to bear fruit from the second year of life after planting.
The berell variety is also characterized by winter tolerance, non-susceptibility to diseases and pests. The fruits have excellent taste, do not crumble, do not have bitterness. Its fruit is well attached to the peduncle. The fruits of the berel are dark blue, large with a waxy coating. The fruit has a fibrous pulp and a dense skin. The berries have a sweet and sour taste with barely noticeable bitterness. Therefore, berries are recommended for creating natural juice, compote or food coloring from them. The variety is self-fertile, and therefore it must be pollinated with the help of varieties of Kamchatka honeysuckle, as well as its seedlings.
It tolerates severe Siberian frosts blue spindle variety. It is not exposed to diseases and is resistant to frost in the spring. It has an early ripening period. It is universal in application, has sweet-sour fruits with a small bitterness.
Honeysuckle variety “Sorceress”
Honeysuckle Sorceress has an average maturity. She has large berries that have a dessert flavor. The variety tolerates drought and a hot climate, but the berries crumble a little after ripening.
Gerda is a winter-hardy and mid-early variety that resists diseases and pests well. The variety also tolerates Siberian frosts well. The plant brings its first fruits for 3-4 years of its life. Seedlings after ripening do not crumble, the fruits are universal in application: they can be consumed fresh or processed.
One of the largest varieties of honeysuckle is Lenita. They ripen late, but the berries in the bush are very sweet and do not crumble. The bush has sprawling branches with red curved shoots and drooping tops. The leaves of the shrub are green and medium in size. With careful and proper care, the variety is characterized by productivity - 1.5 kg of berries from the bush. Shrubs are consumed fresh, and after technical processing.
Variety of honeysuckle Barkcharsky
The basis of northern gardening is the Barkcharsky variety, which has an average ripening time. The bushes are very compact in shape, medium-sized, the branches are loose. All this makes it very convenient for harvesting. Berries have a pear-shaped form, which is well preserved during collection, do not have bitterness, sweet and sour. Such fruits are good fresh and frozen, because they do not become sour after melting. We recommend reading the article on the preparation of ornamental shrubs for winter.