General information

Pepper: features of care, planting and growing


Fruits are drooping, cone-shaped (15 x 6 cm), glossy, in the stage of technical ripeness of yellowish color, in biological - red, weighing 100-120 grams, of excellent taste. The number of nests 2-3, wall thickness 6-7 mm.

Yield commercial fruits in open ground 3.7-4.2 kg / sq.m (in the presence of watering and fertilizing).

This hybrid is resistant to TMV.

Gypsy sweet pepper is included in the State Register of the Russian Federation for cultivation in the open field and under the film shelters in personal subsidiary farms.

Cultivation of sweet pepper, planting and care

For the cultivation of pepper suitable loamy, breathable soil. Good predecessors - cucumber, cabbage, beans. Before sowing seedlings, seeds are treated in a solution of potassium permanganate, then washed with pure water. Seedlings pick - in the phase of 1-2 true leaves. Seedlings are planted in the soil at the age of 70-80 days.

Landing pattern - 60 x 40 cm. Watering is carried out in the evening with warm water. Feeding is desirable throughout the growing season.
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Characteristic hybrid

“Gypsy” is an ultra early, highly productive hybrid variety of sweet pepper, the seeds of which are supplied to Russia by the Dutch company “Seminis”. The hybrid is included in the State Register of the Russian Federation and recommended for cultivation in personal farms located in the European part of our country.

"Gypsy" is equally well developed and bears fruit both under film covers, and in open ground.

Bushes "Gypsy" - semi-sprawling, low. Many gardeners note that the stalks of plants of this hybrid are rather thin, frail in appearance, therefore, even with a small height (about 50 cm), bushes have to be tied up to stakes.

Council The root system of the bushes is gentle and very poorly tolerated by the pick, therefore, in the case of seedling cultivation, the seeds of this hybrid should be sown not in a common box, as is usually done, but in separate peat pots or plastic cups.

Plants "Gypsy" - moderately or slightly leafy, leaf plates - slightly wrinkled, medium size, painted in an intense green color.

Fruit Description

  • The fruits of the hybrid "Hungarian" type, drooping, not large, 11-14 cm long, and with a diameter of 5.5 - 6.5 cm.
  • The average weight of peppers is 120 +/- 20 g, the thickness of their walls is not as great as we would like, and even with abundant watering does not exceed 5 mm.

  • Pepper shape is uniform, conical, with 2 or 3 sockets.
  • Fruit pulp - crispy, moderately juicy, slightly sweetish, without the slightest hint of pungentness.
  • The aroma is typically peppery, pronounced.
  • Peel on the fruit - not rough, but rather dense, highly glossy.
  • In the stage of technical ripeness, the peppers “Gypsy” have an elegant greenish-yellow or wax colouration; as they mature, the color of the fruits of this hybrid changes and becomes bright scarlet.

Small, one-dimensional, regular-shaped peppers "Gypsy" are in high demand in the market and are best suited for stuffing. Although, in fairness, it should be noted that, in addition to the main courses, they produce quite good fresh salads, as well as canned snacks like lecho and vegetable caviar. Due to its dense skin, the fruits of this hybrid variety are well stored and withstand long transportation over long distances without loss of presentation.

Breeders of this hybrid is declared as early ripe, which is completely untrue, since the fruits of “Gypsy” reach technical maturity at 60-63 days after transplanting seedlings to a permanent place (in the garden or in the greenhouse).

In the open ground, with good care and timely feeding, the yield of “Gypsy” bushes can reach 4.2 kg of fruit and vegetable yield per 1 sq. M. meter beds. The number of peppers on plants depends on weather conditions and compliance with agrotechnical rules, on average, it is 9-12 pieces. Due to the weak foliage on particularly hot and sunny days, the “Gypsy” bushes should, if possible, shade so that the fruits do not get sunburn.

Fragrant, elegant, wax or scarlet, Gipsey peppers are among the first to appear on the market, and therefore they are always in demand, despite some harshness and small thickness of their walls. In fairness, it should be noted that the above-mentioned disadvantages of this hybrid are more than offset by its productivity, unpretentiousness and disease resistance.

What is needed for growing (conditions)

In general, the variety “Gypsy” is unpretentious, but to increase the yield, it is advisable to meet certain conditions.

Pepper loves warm soil, and if you want to get a rich harvest, it is recommended to make beds in the form of mounds about 50 cm high. Also, in view of the low leafiness, some shading of the bushes during the growing season will be useful to avoid burning out the fruits in the sun.

Planting a plant

Planting seeds on seedlings produced in the period from mid-February to mid-March. This seedlings are planted in greenhouses in late May. Seeds for seedlings for open ground sow a couple of weeks later, and the seedlings are planted by mid-June.

How to care for seedlings

After leafing the leaves, the temperature is lowered to 12-16 ° C, depending on the time of day (higher in the daytime, lower at night). Care must be taken to keep the soil moist. Seedlings dive when they grow two full leaves.

In the period of growth of seedlings need to make a few supplements. The first time fertilizer is applied about a week after the pick. The second feeding is carried out at 10-12 days after the first. The third dressing is made several days before transplanting seedlings into the ground or into the greenhouse.

Planting seedlings in open ground

Planting seedlings should be carried out carefully, because the shoots are very fragile and fragile, they are quite easy to damage. Before planting fertilizer in fertilizer wells: it is better if it is humus. Plants are planted in one row at a distance of about 35 cm from each other, between the rows leave space up to half a meter.

Watering and feeding

After transplantation into the ground, the plant usually "gets sick", this period lasts about a week, after the bush must be fed.

You can buy special fertilizers for peppers, or use the following recipe: Pour several types of cut grass and insist for a week. The bushes are watered with the fermented solution, having previously diluted with water on the basis of proportions 1:10.

Main features of the variety

"Gypsy" - a hybrid variety of peppers. Vegetable culture was developed by Dutch breeders. Seeds of this plant are supplied to the Russian market by the company Seminis. The hybrid form is entered in the state register of Russia. The variety is recommended for cultivation in all regions of the Russian Federation located in the European part of the country. "Gypsy f1" can be successfully grown in personal homesteads. Vegetable culture is allowed to cultivate:

  1. In the open ground.
  2. Under the film shelters.
  3. In polycarbonate greenhouses.
  4. In the tunnels.

The plant is formed in the form of low, compact, semi-sprawling bushes. On average, the height of the vegetable crop is 50 cm.

The bushes of this pepper are weak or moderately leafy. The leaves of the plant have an intense, deep green color. They have average sizes. Still sheet plates of vegetable culture differ weakly wrinkled structure.

Council Despite the small size, the bushes of this type of pepper are recommended to be tied up to supports, because the stems of the vegetable culture are very frail and thin.

The plants of the hybrid “Gypsy” have a very delicate root system. That is why picking is an extremely undesirable procedure for them. If the vegetable culture is grown by seedlings, it is recommended not to use a large common container. It is better to take individual planting pots from peat. You can use plastic cups.

Benefits of Gypsy Peppers

Another attractive feature of the vegetables that this variety gives is the presence of a dense skin with a slight wax coating. Thanks to her, the fruits do not crack.

Gardeners like and excellent taste of these vegetables. The fruit is moderately juicy, crunchy, slightly sweetish flesh. There are no burning and bitter notes. The skin of the fruit is quite dense, but not rough. No less attractive with a rich aroma of vegetables. They have a pronounced, deep, typically peppery.

On average, fruits weigh 120 grams. The walls of the peppers are not thick. Their maximum parameter is 5 mm.

"Gypsy" - an excellent hybrid variety of sweet peppers. They can be grown for themselves and for commercial purposes.