Pumpkin is famous for its taste. It can be called picky vegetable. A notable representative of this culture is the pumpkin Paz silt-champagne, which differs in a cone-shaped and pink skin color.
- Characteristic of the variety
- Advantages and disadvantages
- Features of growing
- Planting <
- Gardener Reviews
Characteristics of the variety
Champagne can be easily distinguished from other varieties. It has an unusual shape and shade. It is divided into small segments, has light spots on the peel.
The description indicates that the bush is medium in size, weaves, does not occupy a large area in the garden. The mass of one fruit is 2-3 kg. 3-4 pumpkins grow on the bush if the plant receives enough light and heat.
The peel is dense. The pulp is fleshy, bright orange in color, with a pleasant sweet taste. Her vanilla smell is noted. The seed chamber is located along the entire fruit, it is deep, but the seeds themselves are small.
The variety can be transported over long distances and is stored for a long time without losing its presentation and taste. They make juice, porridge, mashed potatoes, soups from a pumpkin, bake it, boil it, stew it, and steam it.
Advantages and disadvantages
Pluses of the variety:
- a convenient form of fruit;
- a lot of pulp;
- pleasant taste and aroma;
- resistance to drought;
- high transportability;
- long shelf life.
There are several disadvantages. Due to the fact that the peel is of medium density, the plant can be affected by various bacterial and viral diseases. It is necessary to carefully care for the variety.Pumpkin does not have high resistance to frost and high humidity.
Features of growing
In order for the plant to yield a good crop, it is necessary to plant and care for it correctly. There are times when Pastila Champagne does not grow because gardeners pick the wrong place to cultivate it.
Sow directly into the soil, without preparing seedlings in advance. The best time to plant seeds is the end of May. Although the culture grows without seedlings, it is recommended not to exclude this method.
Seeds should be soaked in water for a couple of hours, put in a wet cloth and covered, leaving for 3-4 days. After this procedure, the first sprouts will begin to appear from them, so they can be planted in separate containers, deepening by 5-7 cm into the ground. Peat pots are suitable for this.
The best time to plant is the end of April. In mid-May, seedlings can be transferred to the soil under cover.
Plant sprouts in the soil according to the 1.5 x 1 m pattern. Before each, 5-6 kg of humus and 2 tbsp. l organic fertilizer. The crop grows well on compost heaps. Immediately you need to water the seedlings well, and remove the film after 1 month.
It’s easy to take care of the pumpkin bush.
You need to water the plant regularly. We start with a small amount of water (2-3 liters), which increases as the bush grows (up to 10 liters under the seedling). When the fruits reach their maximum size, it is better to stop watering so that the vegetables do not rot.
You need to feed the plant 2 times a month. For this, a mullein and an organic fertilizer complex in equal proportions are suitable. Fertilize the culture with these means until the end of July. Since August, it is better to use only top dressing, which contains potassium, because it helps the fruits ripen more quickly.
Champagne candy weaves well, therefore, before the fruits begin to tie, you can set a grid next to which the lashes will climb . Extra ovaries need to be removed, otherwise the lash will break. Leave 4-5 pieces, which are tied with twine.
Before tying, the plants are treated with agents against diseases and various pests. Harvest in late September or early October. A ripe pumpkin if its stalk hardens and begins to dry.
The fruits are picked only with the stalks, they will not be stored without them. Optimum conditions are the culture at room temperature. In this case, the fruits are stored for up to 3-4 months.
Many gardeners who have already tried to plant and grow a variety of Pastila Champagne, liked it. Pumpkin is universal in use, suitable for making marmalade and jam. If you initially choose the right planting site for the variety, even with minimal care on one bush, 3 fruits will grow.