Irga: planting and caring for berry bushes
Irga, whose landing and care is rarely of interestgardeners, many are perceived as a normal weed. This plant most often appears on the site spontaneously. But the igra (landing and care of which in Western countries are made purposefully) can be an excellent decorative culture. She has a number of undeniable advantages: tasty and healthy fruits, lush flowering in late spring (which makes her look like bird cherry bushes), beautiful foliage of all shades of yellow in the autumn months.
This plant causes a lot of associations. With bird cherry blossoms during flowering. In England, the berries of irgi are considered similar to small dark grapes. In Russia they call the wine berry, and in Provence - "bringing honey". Irga Canadian, planting and caring for which - one of the usual activities of North American farmers, is called "Saskatoon". The plant is from the family of Rosaceae. In nature, it feels good in a thin undergrowth, on forest clearings, on low, well sunlit slopes. Irga can grow at a height of up to two thousand meters, this makes it well adapted to the conditions of the tundra.
Irga: landing and leaving, photo
This undemanding culture still haspreferences. For example, she responds very gratefully to the high moisture content of the soil, good illumination of the plots. If you comply with these conditions, you can get high berries. The latter have sour and astringent taste, they are very fond of children. Due to the high content of organic acids, vitamins C, P and A, as well as the presence of iodine, they are very useful for enhancing immunity. Irga, planting and caring for which are similar to caring for other berry bushes (gooseberry, currant), should grow on well-moistened soil in order not to lose its decorative appearance. It must also be mulched with peat or humus. After the bush has taken root, it must be regularly cut with a good sharp pruner. No need to spare weak shoots - in the future they will only worsen the appearance of the bush. You can propagate by grafting cuttings on seedlings of mountain ash. Irga annually gives a harvest. Delicate fruits with the flavor of cinnamon can be used for making home-made beverages, compotes, candied fruits, jams. They have a lot of pectin, so you can also make jelly.