Peach plum is an amazing tree that came to our region from France. Housewives make excellent jams from plums, which can be enjoyed in winter. In addition, trees make a great decoration in the garden.
- What are the features of the variety?
- What are the health benefits of peach plum?
- Where to plant the peach plum? What is the best place to choose?
- What should be the care?
What are the features of the variety?
So, once in France, breeders bred an amazing variety of peach plum. Gradually, trees began to be transported to other countries, and today they can be found in many gardens. Plum does not grow tall, it loves fertile soil that contains enough moisture. The tree easily tolerates frost, it can survive even after a harsh winter. After planting, it will take about 6 years, after which fruits will begin to appear on the plum. They are located on bouquet branches.
Initially, the tree does not bear many fruits, but it is worth be patient, because after 15 years, about 50 kg of the crop can be harvested from one plum. When the fruits ripen, they practically do not crumble. Ripening occurs at the same time, it begins at the beginning of August. It is during this period that you should expect the appearance of delicious and juicy peach plums.
The shape of the fruit is round, slightly flattened. Ripe plums turn yellow with a green tint, and one side turns red. One such fruit can grow large, and its weight is about 50 grams. Its surface is covered with whitish dots and a blue waxy bloom. But inside was hidden a fragrant and dense pulp. It tastes sweet with sour notes. It does not take much effort to separate the bone, as it is easy to do. The peach plum is often called the pride of the garden.
The description of the variety is a clear confirmation of this information. For pollination to occur, experienced gardeners advise planting near the Vengerka or Renklod Altana varieties.
If this is not done, then growing the tree will be difficult. If you use this recommendation, adhere to all the rules of care, the peach plum can easily take root in the garden. She will thank the owners for the attention with excellent fruits of amazing taste, which, by the way, are quite useful. They are used to promote health.
What are the health benefits of peach plum?
Peach plum tastes amazing, but these are not all of its benefits. These fruits are packed with beneficial properties. The plum contains the following useful components:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B2
Each person needs these vitamins and minerals. But few people know that it is the peach plum that is the leader regarding the presence of vitamin B2 in the composition. This useful component is able to normalize the exchange of carbohydrates, remove carcinogens from the body.
The value of these fruits was also appreciated by doctors. They advise using them if vascular and heart diseases appear, when a person is faced with problems with the intestines. Peach plum is a gentle laxative that can lower blood cholesterol levels and normalize metabolism.
Where to plant the peach plum? What is the best place to choose?
If a person decides to grow a peach plum in his garden, he should understand that a finicky plant awaits him. This southerner prefers to develop in places where there are no drafts, but there is a sun. She loves areas that are well warmed up by the sun's rays. It is not recommended to plant this tree near a hedge, as it loves space.
You should not choose a lowland for planting, since in winter in such an area the air will stagnate, which will lead to freezing of the peach plum. Having chosen a site, you should pay attention to the soil. It should be fertile and well hydrated. But too much moisture can harm the drain. If the soil is flooded, the tree will stop growing, the foliage will begin to turn yellow, and the top will dry out.
What should be the care?
After planting, it is necessary to pay attention to the seedling, since further success in the development of the tree depends on this. It was said above that peach plum is preferred to moist soil, so it is worth watering often. But you need to be careful, as waterlogging will harm. Water the tree well in late spring and early summer when it begins to bloom and sprout. When the fruits ripen, the roots grow actively, then it is also necessary to increase watering.
This happens in August-September. After that, it is necessary to loosen and mulch the soil. For peach plums, soil is considered a source of minerals. Therefore, it is recommended to carry out top dressing in order to get a good harvest. This procedure is worth doing in the autumn. First, 10 kg of mineral fertilizers are applied per 1 square meter. When the tree is more than 5 years old, the number doubles.
In the spring, a year after planting the seedling, the crown of a peach plum is formed. It is a finicky tree, but with a little effort it can get a good harvest. Those who began to grow peach plums long ago enjoy delicious and juicy fruits every year. And in winter, at any time, he can treat his friends with original jam.
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