Viburnum vulgaris is of interest as a fruit crop. When fruitful, slightly bitter varieties appeared, viburnum began to grow for the sake of fruit, the yield from a bush reaches more than 8-10 kg. All fruit varieties of viburnum were obtained in Russia, many in Barnaul (VNIISS named after M.A.Lisavenko), as well as in Leningrad (Pavlovskaya station of VIR), Tambov region (Michurinsk, VNIIS) and in the Urals (Chelyabinsk):
Zarnitsa. Light red fruits of an ellipsoidal-pointed shape. Weight 0.6 g. In fruits 110 mg% vitamin C, 7.7% sugars. The taste is bitter-sour, slightly bitter in processed products. Tasting score 3.7 points. Productivity 5-10 kg per bush. Medium-sized bush. The autumn color of the leaves is crimson and golden. The cultivar is self-fertile, other cultivars are required for pollination.
Ulgen. This fruitful variety was selected from the seedlings of the Viburnum vulgaris, the name of the variety is translated from the Altai language as "good spirit". Brightly-red fruits are round in shape with a dense skin. Weight 0.64-0.78 g. Fruit cluster with 35-50 juicy drupes. In fruits 130 mg% vitamin C, 560 mg% P-active substances, up to 13% sugars, 2% organic acids, 7% pectin. The taste is sweetish, slightly bitter. Tasting score 4 points. Productivity 5-10 kg per bush. The bush is high, up to 4 m. Resistant to diseases and aphids. Ripening period is late. Responds well to irrigation.
Taiga Rubies. Dark red fruits are round in shape, 9.5 mm in diameter. Weight 0.5-0.6 g. In a brush up to 40-65 drupes. In fruits 133 mg% vitamin C, 670 mg% P-active substances, 9.6% sugars, 1.6% organic acids. The taste is sweet-sour with bitterness. Tasting score 3.5 points. Productivity 5-10 kg per bush. Vigorous bush (up to 4 m), with smooth light gray shoots. Weakly resistant to leaf-eating pests. The leaf blade is densely pubescent on the underside. The autumn color of the leaves is purple. Fruit ripening period is average.
Vigorovskaya... The variety was obtained by crossing the varieties 'Taezhny Ruby' and 'Ulgen', named after Professor L.I. Vigorov - the founder of medicinal gardening. The fruit is bright-red spherical, 9 mm in diameter. Weight 0.5 g. Fruits contain 46 mg% vitamin C, 14% sugars, 1.6% organic acids. The taste is bitter-sour, slightly bitter in processed products. Tasting score 4.2 points. Productivity 6-10 kg per bush. Bush up to 3 m high.
Maria. The variety is named after Maria Plekhanova, who was actively involved in breeding. Light red fruits are round in shape. Weight 0.6 g. Taste sweetish-sour, with a slight astringency. Tasting score 4.2 points. The fruit cluster is compact. Productivity is more than 3 kg per bush. The bush is vigorous, with thick shoots. Disease resistant, affected by pests up to 3 points. The leaf blade is glabrous, convex and wrinkled. The autumn color of the leaves is crimson and golden.
Red Bunch. Bright red fruits of a rounded shape. Weight 0.74 g. Taste is sour-sweet, with a little bitterness. Tasting score 4 points. Productivity is more than 2.5-4 kg per bush. The bush is medium-sized, with straight, not thick shoots. The leaf blade is large, dark-green. The autumn color of the leaves is scarlet and crimson. A variety of medium ripening. For amateur gardening.
Shukshinskaya. The variety is named after the Russian writer and director V.M. Shukshin, who was born in the Altai Territory. Puntsovo-red fruits of a spherical shape. Weight 0.57 g. In fruits 56 mg% vitamin C, 10% sugars. Highly digestible sugars are composed of glucose (58%) and fructose (42%). The taste is slightly bitter. Tasting score 4 points. Productivity up to 5-7.5 kg per bush. Vigorous bush, 3 m high, with thick shoots. Relatively resistant to diseases and pests. The leaf blade is pubescent on the underside. The autumn color of the leaves is bright. Fruit ripening period is average.
Garnet bracelet... Fruits are maroon, oval, with dense skin. Weight up to 1 g. The taste is pleasant, slightly bitter. In fruits more than 750 mg% P-active substances. The brush is very dense, spherical. Productivity is more than 12-15 kg per bush. The bush is medium-sized, spreading.The variety is late ripening, not affected by aphids. Universal purpose.
Souzga. Received with the participation of Sargent viburnum. It has a characteristic "marble" color with red dots and strokes on a yellow background. Fruits are almost spherical, 20 mm long, weighing 0.65 g. Acidity and bitterness are felt in the taste. Fruits contain 138 mg% vitamin C, 580-750 mg% vitamin P, up to 11% sugars. Productivity 7-12 kg per bush, 58-80 centners / ha. The variety is recommended for fruit processing.
Zholobovskaya. The variety was obtained in the same place, named after the breeder Z.P. Zholobova. The bush is compact, the shoots are smooth, light gray. Fruits are slightly elongated, weighing 0.57 g. The pulp is juicy, slightly bitter, with an almost sweet taste. Tasting score 4 points. They contain 116 mg% vitamin C, 720 mg%. vitamin P, up to 12% sugars, including 4.8% glucose, 1.7% organic acids, up to 18.5% dry matter. Productivity 25-40 kg / ha. For universal use.
Elixir. Received in Michurinsk. Fruits are dark red, fragrant, moderately bitter, sour-sweet taste, weighing 0.8 g. They contain 58 mg% vitamin C, 9.6% sugars, 1.9% organic acids, 1010 mg /% pectin. Tasting score 3.9 points. The variety is resistant to aphids. Productivity up to 152 kg / ha.
All varieties of viburnum are extremely hardy and bear fruit every year. Yielding varieties of viburnum can take their rightful place on a personal plot and bring a harvest of useful fruits. They are decorative at any time of the season; subject to all the requirements of agricultural technology, they can become a decoration of the site.