Pepper Hercules is a hybrid variety obtained by French breeders. The variety gives a high yield and is characterized by long fruiting. Hybrid planted in open beds in the southern regions. In other climatic conditions, planting is carried out in the greenhouse.
Description pepper Hercules F1:
- medium maturity;
- bush height 75-80 cm;
- fruiting 70-75 days after transferring the seedlings;
- yield from a bush from 2 to 3.5 kg.
Characteristics of the fruits of the Hercules F1 variety:
- cuboid shape;
- average weight of 250 g, maximum - 300 g;
- wall thickness up to 1 cm;
- fruit length - 11 cm;
- as it ripens, changes color from green to dark red;
- very sweet taste even in green fruits.
Fruits of Hercules are suitable for fresh consumption, freezing and processing. Due to the good presentation of a variety grown for sale.
Peppers can be collected at the stage of technical maturity. Then its shelf life is 2 months. If the fruit has already turned red in the bushes, then after collecting it is necessary to process them as soon as possible.
Variety Hercules grown seedling method. Seeds are germinated at home. Before starting work, soil and planting material is prepared. When the pepper grows up, it is transferred to a permanent place in an open area, in a greenhouse or greenhouse.
Preparing for landing
Seed varieties Hercules are planted in March or February. Pre-wrapped in a damp cloth and kept warm for a couple of days. This treatment stimulates the appearance of sprouts.
If the seeds have a bright colored shell, they are not treated before planting. Such planting material has a nutrient shell, due to which the seedlings develop faster.
The soil for planting varieties Hercules is prepared from the following components:
- humus - 2 parts;
- large river sand - 1 part;
- land from the site - 1 part;
- wood ash - 2 tbsp. l
The resulting primer is heated for 15 minutes in a microwave or oven. Under the seedlings are preparing boxes or individual cups. One option is to use peat pots.
If you grow Hercules peppers in boxes, then when a 1-2 sheet appears, it should be dived down into separate containers. Culture does not tolerate such changes in conditions, so if possible, avoid picking.Tip! Hercules pepper seeds are dredged into the soil by 2 cm.
Crops are watered and containers are placed under glass or film. Seed germination occurs at temperatures above 20 degrees. Emerged shoots are transferred to the window.
Conditions for seedlings
Rassad varieties Hercules provide certain conditions:
- temperature regime (in the daytime - no more than 26 degrees, at night - about 12 degrees);
- moderate soil moisture;
- regular watering with warm, settled water;
- airing the room;
- lack of drafts;
- increased humidity due to spraying.
Before transferring plants to a permanent place, they are twice fed with the fertilizer Agricol or Fertik. Between treatments make a break equal to 2 weeks.
2 weeks before planting, young plants need to be hardened. They are transferred to the balcony or loggia, first for several hours, then this gap is gradually increased. Then the transplant will bring less stress to the peppers.
Grade Hercules planted in open areas, greenhouses or greenhouses. Transplantation is carried out at the end of May, when the air temperature rises to 15 degrees.
Pepper prefers light soils with low acidity. Preparation of beds is carried out in the fall, when they dig up the soil, bring in 1 square meter. m rotted manure (5 kg), double superphosphate (25 g) and potassium sulfate (50 g).Tip! In the spring, re-dig the soil and add 35 g of ammonium nitrate.
Place for growing varieties Hercules is chosen depending on the culture that previously grew on it. Good precursors for peppers are zucchini, cucumbers, onions, pumpkins, carrots.
It is not recommended to perform planting, if any varieties of peppers, eggplants, potatoes, and tomatoes have been growing in the garden before. These cultures have common diseases that may shift to new plantings.
The ordering of pepper Hercules:
- Preparation of holes with a depth of 15 cm.
- The wells are arranged in 40 cm increments. 40 cm is also left between the rows.
- In each pit add 1 tbsp. l complex fertilizers, including potassium, phosphorus and nitrogen.
- Plants are moved to the pits along with an earthy ball.
- The roots of the peppers are covered with earth, which is lightly tamped.
- Plants are abundantly watered.
After transplanting, peppers take about 10 days to adapt. During this period, do not make moisture or fertilizer.
According to reviews, Hercules F1 pepper responds positively to watering and feeding. The care of the variety also includes loosening, mulching the soil with humus, the formation of a bush.
Grade Hercules form in 1 stalk when planting in open places. If the plants are planted in a greenhouse or greenhouse, then leave 2 stalks. Peppers eliminate side shoots.
Before flowering peppers enough watering every week. When fruit formation plants are watered twice a week. Each bush requires 3 liters of water.Tip! After watering, shallow loosening of the soil is carried out in order not to hurt the root system of the plants.
When forming the fruit, the irrigation intensity is increased up to 2 times a week. To stimulate the ripening of fruits of the Hercules variety, watering is stopped 10-14 days before the harvest.
Grade Hercules watered from the watering can at the root. Moisture is taken from the barrels when it stands and warms. Exposure to cold water is stressful for plants. For watering choose the evening or morning period.
Regular feeding pepper Hercules F1 stimulate its development and the formation of fruits. During the season, the plants are treated by spraying and fertilizing at the root.
After planting, the first top dressing is performed on the basis of a solution of urea (10 g) and double superphosphate (3 g) per 10 liters of water. Under the plants contribute 1 liter of the resulting fertilizer.Important! During the formation of buds under the peppers, a solution based on potassium sulphide (1 tsp) and superphosphate (2 tbsp. L) is introduced.
During flowering, Hercules F1 peppers are fed with boric acid (4 g per 2 liters of water). The solution stimulates fruit formation and prevents the ovaries from falling off. Fertilizer is applied by spraying. When added to a solution of 200 g of sugar, flowers of peppers will attract insect pollinators.
Repeated dressing varieties Hercules phosphorus and potassium perform in the period of ripening peppers. Plants are watered at the root.
Protection against diseases and pests
Variety Hercules is not subject to a number of diseases:
- bacterial blotch;
- tobacco mosaic;
The most dangerous for peppers viral diseases. To combat them, destroy the affected plants and change the place of planting culture.
Fungal diseases spread in thickened plantings with high humidity. They can be fought with the help of the drugs Fundazol, Oxyh, Akara, Zaslon. If the product contains copper compounds, the treatment is carried out before flowering and after picking the fruit.
The variety Hercules is attacked by pests that feed on their cell sap, roots and leaves. Insecticides Keltan or Karbofos, which are used according to the instructions, are effective against insects. From folk remedies use an infusion of onion peel, tobacco dust, wood ash.
Gardeners reviewsLyubov, 39 years old, Kazan. Chose the Hercules F1 pepper for reviews and did not regret it at all. This is the sweetest pepper that I have tried. Some fruits reached 400 g. Their walls are thick, and the yield is very high. Among the shortcomings - slow staining. Harvest shot at the end of August. The taste of the variety is excellent, it goes well for blanks and salads.
Vladimir, 58 years old, Voronezh. He planted a variety of Hercules 5 years ago. Since then, be sure to buy his seeds for planting. I grow it with the standard seedling method, then I transfer the plants to a greenhouse. There are always a lot of leaves on the bushes, I leave 4 shoots on them. But in the heat of the fruit is protected from the sun. Between the bushes can leave 50 cm, this is quite enough normal development of the peppers.Svetlana, 34 years old, Stavropol. A couple of years ago, an acquaintance offered to taste Hercules pepper. At first I did not believe that you could grow such delicious vegetables. In the spring I decided to plant this variety in the country. She was worried that the seedlings would not come up, but the seeds came out together, and then the sprouts developed well. The peppers ripened on the bushes for a long time, but when they gathered them, the taste was wonderful. The next year, I think repeat landing.
According to the description, pepper Hercules F1 is distinguished by the ripening of fruits, sweet taste and high commodity qualities. The variety is resistant to diseases, but requires constant watering and fertilizing when growing. Fruits of a grade have universal application, are suitable for preparation of soups, garnishes, salads, snack and house preparations.