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Sweet pepper, in the understanding of the majority, is a large and juicy fruit.
However, selection does not stand still and this idea can already destroy the Python pepper, the shape of which can surprise anyone.
- Pepper Python characteristics and description of the variety
- The yield of sweet thin pepper
- Agrotechnics of cultivation, recommendations for care
- Advantages and disadvantages
- Pepper Python, photos and reviews of those who grew
- Pepper Python: what to do with it, what dishes can you cook
Pepper Python characteristics and description of the variety
Thanks for the appearance of this strange and amusing hybrid on the modern market is the firm of author's seeds "Gavrish".
The characteristic features of the variety include:
- Early ripeness - no more than 125 days pass from the moment of formation of the first shoots to the beginning of fruiting;
- It is a sweet pepper, despite the characteristic shape that is often found in hot peppers;
- The height of the bush can reach 140 cm when growing Python in glass and film greenhouses;
- The shape of the fruit is a proboscis, in length it can reach 27 cm;
- The average fruit weight is 60 g with a wall thickness of 3 mm;
- The color of the fruit changes from green to red after reaching full maturity.
Before planting, seeds are usually germinated for seedlings, sown at the end of February and transferred to open soil by the end of May. Harvesting can start as early as July.
The yield of sweet thin pepper
The hybrid is not only distinguished by the fancy shape for the sweet pepper. Since the fruits of this plant are not distinguished by thick walls, it must be very light and the harvest cannot be especially large-scale.
However, from just one square meter, you can get from 3 to 3.8 kg of ripe fruits.
For a thin-walled Python, these are really good numbers, which you can't expect from such a fancy hybrid.
Let's watch a video about Python pepper:
Agrotechnics of cultivation, recommendations for care
It is recommended to start sowing seedlings a few months before planting seedlings in open ground, in February or March.
For sowing, it is necessary to prepare in advance a fertile mixture of garden soil, ash, humus, peat and a layer of sand drainage.
After that it is necessary:
- Disinfect the mixture by calcining in an oven or simply pour it over with a hot solution of potassium permanganate;
- Before sowing, it is also recommended to disinfect the seeds by filling them with a 1% solution of potassium permanganate, and then treat them with a mixture of a growth stimulator;
- Since the roots of the pepper are very thin and fragile, they can be easily damaged during the repotting process. To avoid possible damage, it is recommended to immediately sow seedlings in peat tablets or separate glasses;
- It is recommended to sow seeds to a depth of no more than a centimeter, after which cover the containers with seeds in a warm place, covering with a film, creating greenhouse conditions;
- After the formation of the first shoots, the containers must be moved to the windowsill. It is important to provide sufficient lighting for 12-15 hours. If daylight hours are not enough, use special lamps;
- At the two-leaf stage, transplant in separate containers;
- Planting in open soil is carried out at the rate of three plants per square meter;
- It is recommended to water the planted seedlings daily with warm, settled water. Watering is best done in the morning or evening, avoiding midday heat;
- Before the seedlings take root, they only need to be watered, after that it is worth starting to loosen the soil without fear of damaging the root;
- It is recommended to feed seedlings three to four times per season with complex mineral fertilizers containing nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus.
In addition to general care, you need to deal with the formation of a bush. All shoots should be cut before the first fork.
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Advantages and disadvantages
In addition to its interesting form, this hybrid also has a number of positive properties.
- Differs in resistance to attacks of most diseases of pepper;
- Stably tolerates temperature fluctuations;
- With a temporary lack of moisture in the soil, the amount of the crop does not decrease;
- Differs in a relatively high yield up to a kilogram from one bush;
- Known for its pronounced aroma, although the taste is moderate;
- When grown on glazed balconies, the fruiting period can be extended.
With all the advantages of a hybrid, some users note excessively thin walls. In addition, because of its shape, Python is often confused with hot peppers.
Pepper Python photos and reviews of those who grew
In general, users who took a bite on the non-standard shape were satisfied. So those who have grown note the convenience of growing Python on the balcony and in the open field.
The rich aroma is also not bypassed, thanks to which the fruits perfectly complement salads.
In general, the reviews are positive due to the extraordinary shape, uncharacteristic for sweet varieties.
Gardeners are sincerely surprised, because when buying seeds from a photo, they did not expect the result to match the picture.
Pepper Python: what to do with it, what dishes can you cook
Due to its strong spicy smell, Python is often used as a seasoning for dishes in a raw and dried form, after grinding it. Alternatively, you can consume the fruit fresh by slicing it into salads, complementing the other vegetables of the season.
In addition to seasoning and dressing for salads, this spicy pepper is used for pickling and canning.
Basically, the fruit is used as an additional ingredient, and not as an independent dish.
Pepper Python has a non-standard shape for a sweet look and a pronounced aroma. Suitable for growing on balconies, greenhouses and outdoors.