The variety of sweet pepper varieties is increasing every year. In 2011, Sengetna launched a new hybrid variety – pepper Love f1.
- Characteristic of the variety
- Features of the variety
- Description of the bush
- Description of the fruit
- Sowing <
- Care for seedlings
- Planting in open ground or greenhouse
- Loosening <
- Top dressing
Pepper Love – medium early variety, its technical s ripening occurs on 55-60 days after planting. Biologically, the fruit ripens in 75-80 days.
Love is an unpretentious variety for growing conditions. It easily adapts to the conditions of open ground and greenhouses.
Variety resistant to tobacco mosaic virus, tolerates stressful situations (too low and high temperatures, significant fluctuations in soil moisture).
Features of the variety
According to the description, the variety has several features:
- the prevalence of seeds on sale;
- lack the need to prepare seeds before planting;
- a simple planting process, quick seedlings;
- a short adaptation period after planting in the soil;
- the need for a small amount of water;
- unpretentiousness in fertilizer.
Description of the bush
The bush is medium-sized, densely leafy, the stalk is strong, saturated green. The leaves are large, beneath them the fruits themselves may not be visible.
Description of the fruit
Pepper fruits Love is a type of capia. The shape is elongated, their average length is 10 cm. The walls are fleshy, up to 8 mm thick.
Color varies from dark green (technical maturity) to bright red (biological maturity).
The weight of one fruit can reach 150 g, under good conditions – up to 200 g. The taste of the vegetable is delicate, the pulp is aromatic. The variety is stored for a long time. The fruits are ripened unripe, stacked in a cool place where they gain red color, and stored until cold weather (November-December). This quality makes Love a variety suitable for industrial cultivation, transportation and sale. Fruits can be used raw and canned.
Grown and sprouted seedlings are planted in open ground or a greenhouse.Planting and seedling care includes 3 stages:
Light soil is prepared for sowing. A mixture of garden soil (25%), humus (35%) and sand (40%) is best suited. Seeds do not cook. They are simply sown in well-moistened soil.
It is important to maintain a temperature favorable for seed germination – 25-27 ° C. Plantings are covered with foil or raised higher in the room (warm air circulates above).
Care for seedlings
10 days after planting the seeds, they are hardened. The seedlings are kept at 18–20 ° C during the day, and taken out to a room colder than 10 ° C at night: this way the sprouts will get stronger and easier to take in the ground. The period starts from one hour and increases every day.
Plantings are watered with water only at room temperature, provide lighting 10-14 hours a day. Light should come from the ceiling so that the shoots stretch up and have the correct shape
During this period, young shoots are fertilized. A solution of urea and superphosphate is suitable for this. 6 g of urea and 30 g of superphosphate are dissolved in 10 l of water.
Planting in open ground or a greenhouse
A few days before planting, seedlings are fed. 50 g of superphosphate and 25 g of potassium salt are dissolved in 10 l of water.
Vegetables are planted in late May or early July, when the weather is warm. Grooves are prepared, they are well watered.
Seedlings are planted a little deeper to form additional roots. Keep a distance of 40 cm between plants and 70 cm between beds. It is important to monitor crop rotation.
You can’t plant a variety on a site where tomatoes were grown before , pepper, potatoes and eggplant. They have similar diseases, the causative agents of which are able to withstand extreme temperatures and winter in the earth.
After planting, pepper is watered abundantly, repeating the procedure for several days in a row. Then watering is done 2-3 times a week: the soil should not be allowed to dry.
Sprinkle and loosen the plantations as weeds appear, but at least 10- 14 days. Do this with a pointed hoe, not approaching the stem. The roots are close to the surface, they are easy to damage.
It is better to fertilize the plant at the stage of the ovary. This gives the plant and fruit strength. Plants are fed a solution of chicken droppings or mullein. 1 liter of litter is dissolved in 15 l of water. The solution is insisted for a couple of days, then filtered. If mullein is used, 1 liter of fertilizer is dissolved in 10 liters of water. He is also defended and filtered. After fertilizing, it is watered abundantly.
If the bush does not bloom well and little ovary forms, they are fed with potash or nitrogen fertilizer.
Love pepper quickly gained popularity among gardeners with technical and taste characteristics. Unpretentious care makes this variety financially profitable.