It is difficult to find a gardener who has never grown sweet pepper in his area. Despite his demands on the conditions of care, he rightfully found his niche in our garden plots. There are quite a few varieties of sweet pepper. All of them differ not only in their taste and color, but also in the shape of the fruit. In this article we look at the varieties of sweet peppers with long fruits.
Sweet or Bulgarian pepper is not without reason enjoys such popularity. All his demands for care are more than offset by the benefits of his use. It contains the following vitamins and minerals:
- vitamin C;
- B vitamins;
- iron and others.
Due to its rich in vitamins and minerals, sweet pepper has a positive effect on the circulatory and nervous system. Vitamin P, which is contained in this vegetable will help maintain the elasticity of blood vessels and capillaries. This makes it particularly useful in the prevention of atherosclerosis and thrombosis. In addition, it is used to prevent and treat the following diseases:
- osteoporosis and others.
It is better to refrain from its excessive use in hypertension, diseases of the kidneys and liver, as well as in diseases of the digestive system.
Breeders brought a sufficient number of varieties of Bulgarian pepper with a long form of fruit. We consider the most popular varieties, depending on the timing of their maturation.
Early varieties will be able to please the gardener with a harvest within 100 days from the moment of emergence. They perfectly will be suitable both for greenhouses, and for an open ground.
Planted in a permanent place seedlings require proper care. This is the only way to achieve a bountiful harvest of this crop. Care includes:
- Optimum temperature condition. For normal growth, pepper plants need a temperature of at least 21 degrees. If the pepper grows in a greenhouse, then it needs to be aired regularly, and even open the door in hot weather.
- Regular watering. It should be made no more than 2-3 times a week. Under each plant you need to make from 1 to 2 liters of water. In order for the land to dry less between irrigations, it can be mulched.
- Fertilizers. The frequency of fertilizing should not exceed 2 times per month. Good results are obtained by using slurry, bird droppings, wood ash, superphosphate and ammonium nitrate. The optimal time for dressing is morning from 8 to 11 o'clock.
For compliance with the recommendations of the plants of this culture will reward the gardener with excellent harvest.