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Pepper Lamb's horn is a spicy variety of vegetable crops that is very popular with lovers of savory tastes. In 2012, the variety was included in the State Register of the Russian Federation, as a crop for growing in open and closed ground.
Spicy, medium late variety. The growing season lasts 130-145 days. The bush is compact, branched. Plant height 50-60 cm.
The culture prefers to grow on aerated fertile soils and reacts poorly to temperature changes, stagnant water. Variety Sheep Horn is intended for cultivation in beds and in film shelters. The yield of pepper in greenhouses is 3 kg per 1 sq. m.
- The shape of the peppers is conical, elongated. Peppers are very similar to ram's horns.
- The length ranges from 25-35 cm, and the weight is 30-40 g.
- In technical ripeness, the fruits are light green, in biological ripeness - red.
- The taste is spicy with a mild aftertaste, the smell is intense.
- On one bush, about 60 peppers are tied.
The fruits can be eaten fresh or used for making preserves. It is best to marinate or ferment vegetables in technical maturity, since at this time the skin is not as dense as after ripening.
Features of growing and care
Seeds are sown for seedlings 60–70 days before planting in the ground. Small peat pots are suitable as a sowing container. If there are none, you can use plastic cups. Due to the sensitive root system, which is endowed with all types of culture, without exception, it is not recommended to use large containers for growing seedlings. There is a high probability that the dived plants will not take root in a new place.
Seedlings are grown according to the following scheme:
- During germination, the room temperature is kept at + 23–25 ⁰С, and as soon as seedlings appear, they are reduced to + 15–18 ⁰С. Place containers on eastern or southern windowsills. Since the length of daylight hours should be 14-16 hours, if necessary, the seedlings are supplemented with fluorescent lamps. The germination process takes 1 to 3 weeks, depending on environmental conditions.
- Pour hot pepper over with lukewarm water. To strengthen the root system, after the plants get stronger, water is brought into the pan.
- 2 weeks before the second pick, pepper seedlings are hardened. Seedling containers are taken outside and left for half an hour under a tree or in any other semi-shaded place. In the following days, the residence time of the containers is increased. Acclimatized pepper bushes take root better and faster.
The seedlings are planted in a permanent place after the height of the plants reaches 10-15 cm. The planting is carried out according to the scheme 60 * 30 cm.
Please note that it is impossible to place sweet peppers with hot peppers on the same bed, since as a result all the fruits will turn out to be sharp.
In order for as many fruits as possible to be tied on the bushes of the Pepper Horns, care should consist of the following manipulations:
- Watering. Bushes of the Ram's Horn variety are watered abundantly and regularly. To avoid the development of fungal diseases and rot, the water should be slightly warm. If the soil on the bed is not moist enough during the setting period, the fruits will form wrinkled.
- Top dressing. The bushes are fed with organic solutions or solutions based on complex mineral mixtures. Top dressing is applied at the root 1 time in 1-2 weeks.
- Weeding and loosening. Like any other culture, hot pepper grows well on loose soils. Therefore, as soon as the soil in the garden is compacted, it is carefully loosened with a hoe. Weeds are destroyed as they appear. It is not worth putting off the next weeding: weeds compact the soil and suck out nutrients from it.
- Unlike many other species, shrubs do not need shaping. To prevent the stems from breaking under the weight of the fruit, they are attached to the pegs with the help of elastic twines or pieces of nylon fabric.
As you can see, caring for a high-yielding plant is very simple. Even a novice gardener who has no experience in growing pepper at all can grow a culture. However, in many cases, theory and practice run counter to. Does the presented description of the variety and the rules of care in this case?
Ekaterina, 38 years old: “I love spicy dishes very much, so every year I plant hot peppers. I have been growing the sheep's horn variety for the third year already. The culture pleases with its high yield and piquant taste. "
Anna, 51 years old: “I planted this variety for the first time last year. The yield of compact plants exceeded all my expectations. Peppers have a pronounced pungent taste and spicy aroma. "
Alexander, 47 years old: “I have been growing bitter peppers for about 10 years. The Lamb Horn variety surprised me with long tasty fruits and excellent yield. Peppers are ideal for fresh consumption and hot meals. "
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