Claudio Pepper is a hybrid variety obtained by Dutch breeders. It is grown on country sites and in farms. The grade is allocated with early maturing and resistance to diseases. Highly appreciated its presentation and taste of the vegetable.
Below are photos, a description of Claudio pepper, as well as features of its cultivation and care.
Claudio pepper has several characteristics:
- early maturing hybrid variety;
- seed germination from 97 to 100%;
- after transferring the seedlings, fruiting begins at 70-80 days;
- powerful erect bushes;
- height of bushes from 50 to 70 cm;
- on one plant grows up to 12 fruits.
Features of Claudio Fruits:
- weight 200-250 g;
- wall thickness 10 mm;
- prism shape with 4 cameras;
- unripe peppers have a rich green color, changing to dark red;
- high taste qualities.
The variety is suitable for planting in greenhouses and in open areas. Claudio Pepper has a good transportability and withstands long shipments.
Claudio fruits are harvested in a state of technical maturity, then their shelf life is up to 2 months. If the fruits are already red, they should be plucked and used as soon as possible. Claudio variety suitable for canning and daily diet.
Pepper Claudio F1 grown seedling method. First, prepare the soil and containers in which to place the seeds. After germination, take care of the seedlings and transfer it to a permanent place.
Preparing for landing
Peppers are planted in February - March. Before work, the seeds of Claudio variety are dipped in water heated to 50 degrees. When the seed swells, it is wrapped in a damp cloth and left warm for 3 days. So stimulate the emergence of shoots.
If the seeds are covered with a colored shell, they do not need additional processing. The manufacturer has covered the material with a nutrient mixture that promotes plant development.
Under the planting Claudio grades prepare the ground, which includes:
- humus - 1 cup;
- sand - 1 cup;
- garden soil - 1 cup;
- wood ash - 1 spoon.
The components are mixed and disinfected in a heated oven or microwave. After cooling, the soil is laid out in separate cups. Variety seeds are buried in the ground by 2 cm. 2-3 seeds can be planted in one container, then the strongest plants can be selected.Tip! Instead of soil mixture, peat pots are used for planting peppers.
When using boxes of grown seedlings of Claudio variety, a pick will be required. Pepper reacts poorly to transplants, so it is recommended to immediately plant the seeds in separate containers.
After planting, the soil is watered, and the containers are covered with glass or polyethylene. A few days of planting are kept in a warm place until seed germination.
Conditions for seedlings
When shoots appear, Claudio peppers need special care:
- daily temperature is about 26 degrees;
- night temperature - 12 degrees;
- moderate soil moisture;
- watering with settled water.
Seedlings provide high humidity. Peppers sprayed with warm water. When exposed to cold water, plants experience stress, slowly develop and become susceptible to disease.
A room with seedlings of Claudio variety is regularly aired. Within 12 hours, the plants are given access to light.
When a second leaf appears in the peppers, they are fed with a liquid fertilizer, Agricola or Fertik. The second feeding is done after 14 days.
When forming the first buds of the Claudio variety, it is planted in a greenhouse or on open areas. Work carried out in late May, when the air warms up to 15 degrees.
Pepper prefers a light soil with low acidity. Soil preparation begins one year before planting. The best precursors for the culture are zucchini, cucumbers, onions, pumpkins, carrots.Important! Claudio peppers are not planted after potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants.
In autumn, when digging up the soil by 1 sq. M. m make 5 kg of compost, 50 g of superphosphate and potassium sulfate. In the spring before planting add 30 g of ammonium nitrate.
When planting between Claudio peppers, 40 cm is left. If several rows are organized, then gaps of 70 cm are made between them.
Claudio Pepper planted in the wells, which previously placed in 1 tbsp. l any complex fertilizer containing phosphorus, nitrogen and potassium. Plants are immersed in the pit, without deepening the root neck. After the roots fall asleep with the ground, perform abundant watering.
With proper care, Pepper Claudio F1 gives a good harvest. Landings are watered and fed, and the beds mulch, loosen and weed away from weeds.
A healthy and strong Claudio shrubs are obtained through the formation. Each plant eliminates the central flower that grew on the first branch. As a result, increased crop yield. Peppers form in 2 or 3 stalks. Side shoots pinch by hand.
According to reviews, Claudio pepper develops well even in drought. However, the maximum yield is removed with proper organization of irrigation.
Claudio variety is watered every week until flowering begins. With the formation of fruits, the irrigation intensity is increased up to 2 times a week. After adding moisture, the soil is gently loosened so as not to damage the roots of the peppers.Tip! For irrigation take warm water, settled in barrels.
With a lack of moisture in peppers, development slows down, leaves fall, ovaries fall. To preserve the moisture content of the soil helps to mulch the beds with rotted straw.
Peppers are fed with a solution of chicken manure in a ratio of 1:10. During the season, the procedure is repeated twice. Fertilizer is applied at the root.
Plants are sprayed with a solution of nitrophoska (1 tbsp. L on a bucket of water). Processing is carried out on the sheet in the morning or evening, when there is no direct sunlight.
For pollination Claudio peppers on the site attract insects. Therefore, planting is sprayed with a solution consisting of 2 liters of water, 4 g of boric acid and 0.2 kg of sugar. Boric acid stimulates the formation of ovaries in plants.
The lack of nutrients in peppers is determined by external signs:
- twisted leaves and dry edges indicate a lack of potassium;
- in the presence of dull small leaves of the plant is fed with nitrogen;
- the appearance of a violet hue on the underside of the sheet indicates the need to add phosphorus.
Protection against diseases and pests
Claudio variety remains resistant to tobacco mosaic virus. This is a dangerous disease, which can be dealt with only by destroying the affected plants.
Fungal diseases affect peppers growing under conditions of high humidity. To combat them, planting Claudio varieties is sprayed with Akara, Oxyh, Barrier, Zaslon. After 20 days, the treatment is repeated.Important! During the flowering and fruiting of peppers do not use products containing copper.
Claudio variety attract aphids, spider mites, slugs and wireworms. To fight with aphids helps the infusion on wood ash or tobacco dust. Spider mites scare away infusion of dandelion leaves or onion peel.
Against the wireworm are effective traps of sweet roots, which attract pests. Mustard powder, ground bitter pepper are used from slugs.
Insecticides against pests are used with caution. Effective drugs that quickly decompose are Keltan and Karbofos.
Lyudmila, 48, Kursk Sweet Pepper is a must-have vegetable in my garden. I think that it is better to overpay a little and get a good harvest than to spend your time and energy on growing cheap varieties. Chose reviews Claudio pepper. In a specialty store purchased seeds. They were sold by the piece, I bought 10 pieces. All the seeds sprouted, in the spring the seedlings were transferred to the open ground. Fruits of Claudio variety grew large, on the bushes changed color from green to bright red. Taste and harvest remained more than satisfied. Evgeny, 51, Togliatti Claudio planted seeds in late February. Shoots kept under a fluorescent lamp, then transferred to a glazed balcony. After planting in the greenhouse, he took care of the vegetables according to the standard scheme: he watered and fed with organic matter. Fruits have grown large, with thick walls. Ann, 35 years old, Krasnodar Every try to plant new varieties of vegetables in the country. Last year, the choice fell on the photo and description of Claudio pepper. Seeds bought in the package. They cost about 120 rubles. 10 pcs., much more expensive than conventional varieties. Claudio variety planted as usual on seedlings in late February. All shoots were very strong. There were no problems with them in the greenhouse either. As a result, she gathered a huge harvest of juicy fruits.
Claudio Pepper is a high-yielding variety that produces sweet fruit. It is appreciated for early ripening, good taste, universal application. Plants need care, implying watering, feeding, the formation of the bush.