According to reviews and photos, Kakadu pepper attracts with its large weight, unusual shape and sweet taste. The variety is suitable for growing in greenhouses and film shelters. Landings are provided with the necessary temperature, watering and feeding.
Characteristics and description of the Kakadu pepper variety:
- mid-season variety;
- from the appearance of sprouts to harvest, 130-135 days pass;
- height up to 1.5 m;
- sprawling bush.
Fruits of the Kakadu variety possess a number of features:
- weight up to 500 g;
- elongated, slightly curved shape;
- saturated red or yellow color;
- length up to 30 cm;
- wall thickness 6-8 mm;
- aromatic, sweet pulp;
- yield from the bush - up to 3 kg.
Variety Kakadu is used fresh for cooking first courses, side dishes, salads and appetizers. It is added to homemade preparations during marinating, lecho and sauces.
Fruits can be harvested green before reaching maturity. In this case, the duration of their storage will be about 2 months. After harvesting it is recommended to recycle the crop in the shortest possible time.
Variety Kakadu grown seedling method. Seeds are planted in containers at home. For the development of seedlings requires a certain temperature, watering and feeding. Grown peppers are transferred to a greenhouse or greenhouse.
Preparing for landing
Seeds of variety Kakadu are planted in late February. First, planting material is placed in a damp cloth and kept warm for 2 days. So increase the germination of seeds and stimulate the appearance of sprouts.Tip! If the seeds are brightly colored, they are planted without treatment. They have a nourishing shell that promotes sprouting peppers.
The ground for planting the Kakadu variety is prepared in the fall by combining certain components:
- compost - 2 parts;
- coarse sand - 1 part;
- country land - 1 part;
- wood ash - 1 tbsp. l
The resulting soil mixture is calcined in the oven or microwave. It is allowed to use the purchased soil intended for the cultivation of peppers. The processed soil is placed in containers, level its surface and start planting.
Seeds are buried by 1.5 cm. 5 cm is left between them. When using boxes, the Kakadu variety requires a pick. Planting seeds in peat pots will help to avoid it.
Crops varieties Kakadu watered and covered with foil or glass. Seeds actively germinate at temperatures above 20 degrees.
Conditions for seedlings
After germination, peppers Kakadu rearranged to the lighted place. In the daytime, the temperature is maintained at a level of 26-28 degrees, at night the seedlings are 10-15 degrees enough.
Soil should receive moderate moisture. Excess moisture provokes the spread of disease and root decay. Its disadvantage also negatively affects peppers, leads to wilting and twisting of the leaves.Tip! Landings are periodically sprayed to maintain a high level of humidity.
For 12 hours, seedlings of the Kakadu variety provide access to light. If necessary, install artificial lighting.
When 2 plants appear in plants, they are transplanted in separate containers. Before transfer to the greenhouse ground, the peppers are fed twice:
- after picking or forming 2 sheets;
- 14 days after the first feeding in the formation of 3 sheets.
For seedlings use liquid fertilizer Agricola, Fertika or Mortar. 7 days before planting in the greenhouse, peppers need to be hardened. Landings are moved to a balcony or loggia, where they are left first for 2 hours, gradually increasing the time spent by plants in the fresh air.
Kakadu peppers are transferred to the greenhouse 2 months after seed germination. Such a seedling reaches 30 cm in height, has a strong stem and about 12 leaves. In the greenhouse, the soil should warm up to 15 degrees, which usually occurs in May.
Preparation of greenhouses and soil begin in the fall. Dig up the soil and fertilize with organic matter. When digging again in the spring, 50 g of fertilizer with potassium and phosphorus and 35 g of ammonium nitrate per 1 sq. M are added. mTip! Variety Kakadu planted in a greenhouse or greenhouse, where previously grew cucumbers, zucchini, pumpkin, onions.
After tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants and any varieties of pepper planting is not performed. The alternation of crops helps to avoid depletion of the soil and the spread of disease.
Under the peppers they prepare holes 12 cm deep. 40 cm is left between the plants. If several rows are organized, 80 cm are left. It is most convenient to place the plants in a staggered manner to avoid thickening and facilitate planting care.
Kakadu peppers are transferred along with an earthy ball into prepared holes. The soil under the plants is compacted and mulched with peat.
According to reviews and photos Pepper Cockatoo gives a high yield with constant care. Peppers require watering, fertilization and the formation of the bush. So that the plant does not break under the weight of the fruit, it is tied to a support.
Grade Kakadu need constant watering. Moisture contribute in the morning or evening hours. Water should stand in barrels and keep warm, only after that it is used for watering.
Prior to flowering peppers enough watering once a week. During the formation of the fruit, the intensity of moisture application is increased up to 2 times a week. Watering is stopped 10 days before harvesting.Tip! A mulch layer of straw or compost helps maintain soil moisture.
Each plant requires 3 liters of water. To prevent the formation of a crust after watering, loosening is required. It is important not to damage the roots of plants.
For large landing areas drip irrigation is organized. Uniform intake of moisture occurs through the pipes.
The first dressing of the Kakadu variety is performed a couple of weeks after transfer to greenhouse conditions. To do this, take bird droppings, which is diluted with water in a ratio of 1:20. When using mullein, the proportion is 1:10. Each plant is enough 1 l of fertilizer.
During the flowering period, plants are sprayed with a solution based on boric acid (4 g of substance per 2 liters of water). To attract insect pollinators, 200 g of sugar is added to the solution.Important! After flowering, the Kakadu variety is fertilized with potassium sulfate (1 tsp.) And superphosphate (2 tbsp.), Diluted in a bucket of water.
The last dressing is done when the peppers are ripe. On a bucket of water take 2 tsp. potassium salt and superphosphate.
All solutions with minerals contribute to the plant root. Treatment is carried out in the morning or in the evening when there is no sun exposure.
Forming a bush
According to its characteristics and description, the Kakadu pepper variety is tall. If you do not pinch his shoots in a timely manner, the pepper will grow and give a small crop.
Pepper Kakadu form by eliminating all lateral shoots before the first fork. Due to the removal of excess leaves, the plant will send forces to fruit formation.
When pinching a bush, its leaves and branches are cut, leaving 2 cm in length. In the end, leave 2-3 escape. In the first place eliminate weak branches.
On each pepper should be no more than 25 flowers. The remaining buds pinch.
Protection against diseases and pests
To protect the Kakadu variety from fungal diseases, planting is treated with Oxy or Phytodoctor. During the growing season do not use products containing copper.
Peppers are attacked by aphids, spider mites, gall midges, wireworms, and medvedki. To control pests insecticides are used Fufanon, Karbofos, Aktellik. The drugs are used in strict accordance with the instructions.
Anti-insects are considered effective folk remedies: tobacco dust, an infusion of garlic or onion peels. From the wireworm and the bearfish are effective traps of root crops.
Ivan, 32 years old, Tchaikovsky. Peppers are planted on the site every year. Chose pepper Kakadu F1 according to reviews, photos and descriptions, we plant it for the third year. These seeds sprout quickly, the plants are unpretentious and produce a crop, even with minimal care. In the greenhouse variety reaches 1 m in height. Sprawling bushes, they have many elongated fruits. The fruits themselves are thick-walled and juicy, can be stored for a long time. Harvest we remove until late autumn. When bushes were harvested in September, they were still blooming. Oksana, 46 years old, Vologda This year we chose F1 Cockatoo by description, reviews, photos. From 10 seeds only 6 bushes grew. The fruit on each plant was no more than 6-8. The largest specimen reached 200 g. The variety has an unusual shape that resembles the beak of a tropical bird. The taste of the variety was average. Used it for cooking lecho for the winter. Nothing special brand is not remembered. I am not going to re-grow it, fructification comes late, and the taste is rather mediocre. Darya, 48 years old, Yekaterinburg Pepper Kakadu has been growing not for the first year. The grade is pleasant with the large and juicy fruits. Be sure to pinch the seedlings when a 5 leaf appears. So the side shoots begin to develop, and the fruits will ripen. When the first fruits appeared, at first I thought that I was mistaken and I grew bitter pepper. However, the taste they turned out to be very sweet. The variety tolerates the Ural cold snaps and drafts, has never been sick. Harvested in the greenhouse until October. Pepper Kakadu added to soups, salads and lecho.
Grade Kakadu planted in protected ground. This method of planting is relevant in regions with difficult climatic conditions. Pepper Kakadu has an unusual elongated shape, sweet taste and good yield. The culture is grown in a rassadny way. Take care of pepper by watering and dressing.