Growing Pumpkin Hazelnut
One of the most unusual cultures, pumpkin Hazelnut f1, for a reason earned the love of many gardeners. The hybrid owes its name to a specific nut-like taste. This fruit is full of vitamins and minerals that strengthen the human body.
Growing Pumpkin Hazelnut
According to the description of pumpkin Hazelnut, it has the following symptoms:
- This variety is able to tolerate hot dry periods, because pumpkin roots go deep into the ground and extract moisture from the lower layers of the soil;
- This is an early pumpkin, the growing season of which lasts about 100 days;
- large leaves and lush;
- fetal weight reaches 1.5 kg;
- peel of dark orange, reddish color;
- the culture can be stored for a long time due to the thick peel;
- the flesh is moderately sweet and aromatic, and the taste of the fruits of the Hazelnut variety pleases gardeners with its unusualness;
- pumpkin is transportable, perfectly preserves the appearance and taste;
- This type is suitable for cooking casseroles, cereals, mashed soups and puddings.
This method of planting is more reliable, seedlings take root well in the garden. It is suitable for growing pumpkins in the cool regions of Russia, which are closer to the north. The bed must be located on a lighted area.
As a rule, planting seeds for seedlings is carried out in mid-April. Monthly seedlings move to open ground in mid-May. In the garden at this time, warm weather should be established, the ground should warm up to 15 ° C. Night frosts will stop by this time, and seedlings will not be in danger.
The soil for planting must be nutritious and moisture permeable, for this purpose it must regularly be loosened. You can buy it in a specialty store or cook it yourself. In the second case, sand, turf and leaf land, peat will be needed. The ingredients are mixed in equal proportions.
For planting seedlings, it is recommended to use pots made of peat or cardboard: they will protect the roots of the plant from damage during future planting in open ground.
Seedlings are usually moved to the bed a month after it has been planted in a pot.
Sowing seeds in open ground
In regions with mild and warm climatic conditions, seeds are planted directly in the ground, they are well pecked in the prepared soil in a sunny area.
Pumpkin seeds of the Hazelnut variety f1 are planted on the garden from mid-May to the end of the month. Landing dates are adjusted depending on climatic and weather conditions.
Before planting, the seeds can be treated with a weak solution of potassium permanganate. It is also recommended that they be soaked in a growth activator. These procedures take approximately 50 minutes. After that, the seeds are removed and dried on a napkin.
The beds before planting must be carefully dug up and organic fertilizers added to the soil. Holes of different depths (from 5 to 10 cm) are made in the soil. By resorting to this technique, you can save the largest number of seeds.
After planting, the beds must be mulched with straw, spruce branches or sawdust. Gardeners cover the plantings with film, which is removed daily for several hours for ventilation. It can be completely removed only at the beginning of July, when it gets warmer and the soil warms up completely.
Proper care will lead to a good harvest.
According to the description, pumpkin is a moisture-loving plant, so you need to water it regularly and abundantly. However, do not allow excess fluid. Stagnant water can cause fungus to appear on the crop.
Ripening fruits must be lifted above the ground. Lying directly on the ground, they run the risk of mold. They are placed on boards or plywood, which protects the pumpkins from excessive moisture.
Pour the vegetable under the root, refuse drip irrigation. Use warm rain or settled water.
From time to time it is necessary to fertilize the soil in which the pumpkin grows. Potassium-nitrogen fertilizers are used, and the plant also needs to be fed with phosphorus.
A couple of times during the summer it is worth making spraying from pests and fungi. There are a number of safe folk remedies that will reliably protect the plant from harmful insects. This is ash and a solution of onion peel.
If the culture is rapidly growing, it is worth resorting to pinching. This will stop the rapid development of the plant, allow it to save power and direct them to the fruits.
Harvesting and storage of crops
Harvesting is carried out in late summer - early autumn. The fact that the pumpkin has ripened is evidenced by its rich orange color, a hard crust, wilting leaves and a solid stalk.
Hazelnut pumpkin can be stored at home at room temperature for about six months.
Diseases and Pests
This pumpkin is a hybrid variety, so it is quite resistant to diseases and attacks of harmful insects.
The diseases to which this variety is most susceptible are: black mold, anthracnose, aphids, powdery mildew, and ascochitosis.
As a rule, a light solution of Bordeaux liquid or soap solution, which is also suitable as a prophylactic, helps from these diseases.
Well help in the fight against aphids infusions of chamomile and wormwood. If you sprinkle the leaves of the plant with wood ash - this will scare away the pests. Watering a root infusion of potato peelings on water will also be a good preventive measure against harmful insects.
Pumpkin of this variety attracts, first of all, with its unusual taste. It is very tiny and looks beautiful, which allows you to easily store it in an apartment.
There are two ways to plant a plant: planting seedlings and planting seeds in open ground. In a cool climate, the first method is desirable. The soil is preliminarily prepared for planting by digging and applying the necessary fertilizers.
The plant is unpretentious, copes with attacks of pests, resistant to many diseases. The culture does not require special care, it is only important to observe the feeding and watering regimen.
Subject to agricultural principles, you will receive a crop that will delight you for several months with its interesting nutty taste.