Sweet pepper is one of the most beloved and healthy vegetable crops. Varieties of sweet peppers, now cultivated in Europe, come from Mexico. Hence his love for heat and the sun.
Winnie-the-Pooh pepper is a popular variety of early ripening period. The hybrid variety, Moldavian selection. Bred by the breeder Yuri Ivanovich Panchev by crossing two varieties of sweet peppers Bouquet-3 and Swallow. Registered in 1980. The ripening period from germination to harvest is 100-110 days. You can get acquainted with the detailed description and characteristics of this variety in this review.
Description of pepper varieties Winnie the PoohPepper Winnie the Pooh belongs to the early ripe varieties
The height of the bush is 25-30 cm, the leaves are pressed to the trunk, the fruits ripen on the clusters. Cone-shaped peppers, small up to 10 cm, fleshy, wall thickness 5-8 cm. Fruit weight 45-60 g. Green, waxy in the stage of technical ripeness; in the biological - red. Friendly ripening. Each bush gives 8-10 fruits per season, and from 1-5 kg of peppers are removed from 1 square meter depending on the soil and climatic conditions and compliance with the rules of agricultural technology. Designed for growing in greenhouses and open ground. A plant from the family of the nightshade. It is grown in rassadny way.
The merits of the variety
- Resilience to many diseases and pests.
- Compactness (in a greenhouse, you can place a large number of plants per square meter).
- Friendly feedback harvest.
- Does not require forming and tying bushes.
- Well maintains transportation and long storage.
- Little fruit size.
- Exceeding the growing season when growing in open ground up to 120-130 days.
Presowing seed treatment. For planting selected full-weight, the correct form of the seeds. For the prevention of viral diseases carry out disinfection of seeds.
- In 1% solution of potassium permanganate for 20 minutes. Rinse in warm water.
- In the solution of trace elements: per 1 liter of warm water 22-24 degrees take 0.1 g of boric acid, manganese sulphate, zinc sulphate, ammonium moebdate 0.002 g.
- In growth stimulants: potassium humate, epine.
To be sure that the shoots will be friendly, pre-germinated seeds in wet tissue. Hacked seeds are planted in the ground. You can use ready-made soil intended for vegetable crops, or prepare it yourself. The earth mixture should be air and moisture permeable, friable. The pH is neutral or slightly acidic (5.5).
Options for soil mixtures
- Turf ground 50-70%, humus 50-30%.
- Turf ground, peat at 35%, humus 30%.
- Sodland 60%, humus 30%, sand 10%.
A glass ash of wood ash, 15-20 g of ammonium nitrate, 50-60 superphosphate, 30 g of potassium sulfate are added to the bucket of the mixture.Ready soil mix for growing seedlings of pepper
Prepare land for seedlings in the fall. In winter, before the planting period, seedlings are stored on the balcony so that it is well frozen. This is done to kill the pathogens, and the earth has become more structured.
Sowing seeds carried out for 60-70 days before planting seedlings in open ground. For central Russia, this is the end of February-March.
Seeds are planted in flat containers in rows at a distance of 5 cm from each other. Cover the top with film or glass to create the effect of a greenhouse, and put in a warm place. After 7-10 days, the first loops of sprouts appear.. The film is removed, the seedlings are placed in a bright place.Pepper seeds can be planted frequently and in a shallow bowl with a further dive
The optimum air temperature is 22-25, at night it is reduced to 15-18. After the appearance of two true leaves, proceed to the picks. In separate tanks seated one sprout, not deepened, at the same level. With the growth of seedlings carried out in bulk containers by transshipment.
Immediately planted seeds in separate containers, preferably in peat cups. It is necessary to plant 2 pieces each, then the more poorly developed are removed..Young plants of pepper do not tolerate transplantation, so they should be planted immediately in separate containers.
Watering is done with warm water, as the top layer of soil dries. Every 10 days to strengthen the protective forces, accelerate the development of seedlings - spraying with a biostimulant solution epin-extra.
Landing in open ground
2-3 weeks before planting in the greenhouse or open ground, the seedlings are hardened. Gradually increase the residence time of plants in the fresh air.
Landing in open ground is carried out when the threat of frost has passed. In the middle lane is the end of May, the beginning of June. By the time of planting 55-60 day seedlings should be well developed, have 8-10 leaves, the height of the bush 20-25 cm. The day before planting, the seedlings are watered abundantly along with a top-dressing containing 10 g of ammonium nitrate, 40 g of superphosphate, 60 g of potash fertilizers per 10 liters of water.When planting pepper seedlings at a permanent place to wait for the end of frost
The beds for planting pepper form in the fall. Precursors can be carrots, cabbage, and beans, with the exception of beans. Peppers should not be placed next to cucumbers, potatoes, tomatoes. The site should be well lit, protected from the wind. Landing is done in the afternoon, preferably on an overcast day..
Since Winnie the Pooh pepper has a compact size, a close fit is possible at a distance of 20-25 cm in a row, 30 cm between rows. When planting, sapling deepens to the cotyledon leaves. Unlike tomatoes, pepper does not form adventitious roots on the stem, and therefore does not need hilling. Immediately after planting, it is desirable to mulch the beds with rotted sawdust, mowed grass. Mulching will retain moisture, prevent weed germination, there will be no need for loosening.
Planting care includes regular watering with warm water only. Cold water from wells for watering peppers is completely unacceptable.. This can lead to rotting of the roots, fungal diseases and even death of the plant.Pepper loves moisture and needs regular basal watering
Alternate feeding with mineral and organic fertilizers 2 times a month. Experienced gardeners are advised to fertilize the peppers with "green kvass."
The barrel is half filled with green grass, weeds, residues of dry bread are added, crackers, yeast, are not fully poured with water (the mass will ferment). Then tightly tied with polyethylene top of the barrel (from insects) and leave to wander in the sun for 4-5 days.
The resulting infusion diluted from the calculation: 1 liter of solution in a bucket of water, pour 2-3 liters per shrub to a shrub under the root.
Disease and Pest Resistance
An important quality of the Winnie-the-Pooh pepper variety is tl resistance. In warm, wet weather, this pest can produce 20 generations per season and completely destroy the crop. But the leaves of pepper Winnie the Pooh aphid is taken reluctantly. At the same time, even with a small amount, Aphids must be treated with insecticidal infusion sprays: solutions of wood ash with tobacco, infusions of onion peel, tomato and potato tops.
Another Winnie-the-Pooh property of pepper claimed by developers is resistance to verticillary wilt. The disease is caused by a fungus located in the soil. It affects peppers in any period of vegetative development. A few days the disease is able to destroy all the plants. The main prevention of wilting is reduced to the destruction of all plant debris in the ground at the end of the season.so that the fungus could not survive the winter. Cultivation of the land with copper-containing preparations (Bordeaux mixture, Xom, Oxy).
- Green aphids on pepper can destroy the plant
- Verticillary pepper wilting
Natalia, 43 years old, Volgograd: Soot pepper varieties Winnie the Pooh for 8 years. Planted in an unheated greenhouse in mid-April. In early July, we are already trying the first sweet peppers. It is good and raw, and especially for canning. Special difficulties in growing not noticed. The only thing I would like to note is that the height of the plant is higher than stated, somewhere around 40-50 cm. I, therefore, pinch the top to branch more.
Eugene, 54 years old, Saratov: He experimented with varieties for a long time, until Winnie the Pooh pepper liked. It seems that the fruits of it are small, but sweet, fleshy. And he himself is so strong, steady. We have winds, tomatoes fall, and he stands. By experience I realized that he should be planted close to each other, watered only with heated water from the barrel. I tried to plant the California miracle somehow, so instead of giant peppers (in the picture), we got some long crooked fruits, and to taste with grass. Better is a little - yes udalenky! Yes, I forgot to say, for 3 years I was not ill with anything.
Alexander, 54 years old, Voronezh: I bought the seeds of pepper Winnie the Pooh, I just liked the name and the picture on the package. He himself grew seedlings, a little over-exposed. On some bushes was already ovary. He landed in open ground on May 22. It settled down seedlings well. Peppers went in late July, early August. The height grew more than 25 cm, maybe I fed them hard? To taste sweet and juicy. There was not enough for conservation, too many of them need to be planted. And the culture is still laborious.
Anna, 65, Kursk: I grow a variety of Winnie the Pooh for almost 30 years. My only regret is that you cannot get your seeds, because it is a hybrid. And the seeds every year more and more expensive, and the quality is worse. Pepper care is easy, ripening harvest together. Since the branches are pressed to the stem, under the weight of ripe pepper, the branch does not break, as happens with other varieties.
Winnie-the-Pooh variety belongs to hybrids that are obtained as a result of crossing two or more different forms, when the breeder seeks to consolidate the best qualities of parents in a new hybrid variety. For almost forty years, this variety has been cultivated both in Russia and in the post-Soviet space.. He passed the test of time, which means that for many years he will delight his fans with excellent taste.