Garden

Varieties of long and thin pepper

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.

Benefit

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:

  • carotene;
  • vitamin C;
  • B vitamins;
  • sodium;
  • potassium;
  • iron and others.
Important! The content of vitamin C sweet pepper leaves far behind not only black currants, but also lemon. In order to get a daily dose of this vitamin, it is enough to eat 40 g of its flesh daily.

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:

  • depression;
  • prostration;
  • diabetes;
  • 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.

Characteristic varieties

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

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.

Cockatoo

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.
Important! With a long stay at temperatures above 30 degrees, pepper plants may die.
  • 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.
Important! Fertilizers can burn the leaves of the plant, so they should be poured at the root, trying not to hurt the foliage.

For compliance with the recommendations of the plants of this culture will reward the gardener with excellent harvest.

Reviews

Lidia, 51, Tula For me, the main criterion when choosing seeds is the photo on the package. At this time, the choice fell on a variety of Orien. I grew it in a greenhouse. From the care was only watering and one dressing nettle infusion. The harvest was not very plentiful, but good. The taste of this pepper is excellent, so I will plant more. Elena, 28, Odintsovo I chose the Sugar Cone variety from the photos and reviews of my neighbors. Seed germination was excellent. The seedling turned out strong, almost all lasted until planting in the greenhouse. The fruits are very tasty and sweet. No wonder they are called Sugar Horn. I will now advise him to disembark.