Claudio’s pepper was bred by Nunhems (Bayer) breeders in Holland. It has a number of characteristics that have attracted gardeners for more than twenty years. In the article, we consider the features of pepper, the method of cultivation and recommendations for care.
- Description of the bush
- Description of the fruit
- Sowing and planting
- Care <
- Possible illnesses
- Conclusion <
Claudio pepper f1 refers to early ripening: from germination to the time of harvesting, it takes from 75 to 80 days.
The yield of this species is good Peppers ripen almost simultaneously. At the first wave, from 7 to 10 fruits are set in the plant, later the ovary is less plentiful (6-8 fruits).
Claudio sweet pepper. Suitable for growing on open beds, but it can also be grown in film or glass The variety is notable for its good transportability and long shelf life. Claudio F1 is heat-resistant, the fruits are very rarely baked even in the strong sun.
Description of the bush
Description of the bush: plant of a determinant type, semi-spreading. The bushes are quite powerful, of medium height, which ranges from 100 to 120 cm in warm climates. Garter is necessary.
Claudio pepper has many leaves. They are large, have a rich dark green color. Wrinkles are very weakly visible.
Description of the fruit
Characteristics of the fruit: the fruits are large, their weight can reach from 100 to 180 grams (on average), but often reaches 200,250 grams. They have an elongated cuboid shape divided into 4 chambers.
Claudio pepper has a strong glossy surface. Upon the onset of technical ripeness, the fruits have a bright green color, which later (during full ripening) changes to a deep red, even burgundy.
The wall thickness is different, and, depending on the growing conditions, varies from 6 up to 13-14 mm. The pulp is very juicy, fleshy and tasty, bitterness is absent. Pleasant, slightly spicy aroma. Due to this, they are most often consumed raw, but they are also good for making salads, stewing, canning and stuffing.
The advantages of the variety include:
- early ripeness;
- good yield;
- resistance to many diseases;
- excellent taste;
- good transportability and a long shelf life;
- the versatility of fruit use;
- seeds have good germination;
- heat resistance.
Among the disadvantages are the following:
- need for constant comprehensive care;
- high risk of insect damage;
- exactingness to watering.
Sowing and planting
The best seedling method for this variety. It is believed that the seeds of Claudio f1 pepper should be sown in late February – March (depending on the region).
The soil plays a significant role. It should be sufficiently fertile and have neutral acidity. Before planting seedlings, the bed must be well digged up, weeds removed, and also liming it.
Before planting seedlings, it is necessary to harden the seedlings, and in the first 6-7 days after transplanting, you must keep it in the shade and monitor soil moisture. The optimum distance for good plant growth is considered to be 30 x 30 (35 x 35) cm. The soil for planting should be well-heated and well moistened.
Bulgarian pepper Claudio f1 needs regular maintenance. Regardless of the place of cultivation of plants, in open soil or in greenhouses, the correct temperature regime must be observed. During plant growth, you should maintain a temperature of 22 °, and when ripening peppers – increase to 25-26 °.
At the same time, one should not forget about watering and the presence of good lighting. Proper irrigation is considered warm water in the evening. A lack of light can provoke the formation of strange-shaped fruits and significant extension of the stems.
The description of the variety indicates that plant nutrition consists of three stages. Before flowering, it is best to introduce rotted manure into the soil. Phosphoric fertilizers are used after the ovaries appear, and potash fertilizers must be applied at the stage of fruit ripening.
Plants are formed not only in 1,2 and 3 stems, removing the remaining shoots. The first fork in the bush informs that lower leaves and buds must be removed.
Pepper has good immunity to many common diseases. He is not afraid of either the tobacco mosaic virus, the potato virus, or the strength of peppers.
The variety is often affected by aphids, whiteflies, and beetle larvae. To avoid this, it is necessary to treat the plants with special preparations.
We can say with confidence that the employees of Bayer (Nunhems) worked hard and created an excellent hybrid that does not lose its popularity even after a year.
Seeds of good germination, strong plants, good ovary and excellent taste of fruits – sun This is characteristic of this variety, but it must be remembered that this hybrid is suitable for growing those who have enough time for complex care.