To get a good harvest of sweet pepper, and even from its seedlings grown from its own seeds, is not the easiest thing. Especially if you do not live in the south of Russia and you are not the happy owner of a polycarbonate or at least a film greenhouse. Novices in the gardening business traditionally consider Bulgarian pepper a complicated, capricious caregiver and a very thermophilic plant, with which it is difficult to find a common language. But all is not so bad if you choose the appropriate variety, which has real resistance to the many vagaries of weather and diseases of the nightshade, to the family which has the honor to belong to sweet Bulgarian pepper.
There are quite a few such varieties, but the Golden Miracle Pepper, with the characteristics and description of the variety that you will learn later in this article, has been used by gardeners for more than 10 years. After all, its fruits are also very beautiful. A yellow shade of peppers with an attractive luster on the skin that is not very common indicates a variety of useful substances that contain fruits of this variety. Not to mention the fact that only the color of pepper is able to cheer up and decorate any vegetable dish, be it a salad or vegetable stew. No wonder that the sort was given such a beautiful speaking name. Pepper plays the role of a miracle in the garden, on the table, and in the winter blanks.
Variety of pepper Golden miracle was bred by the breeders of the agricultural company “Search” in the early 2000s. In 2007, it was successfully incorporated into the State Register of Russia with equally suitable recommendations for cultivation both in open ground and in various greenhouses or greenhouses.Comment! Originators claim that the pepper belongs to the Golden Miracle to mid-season varieties, although in some sources it is referred to as sredneranim peppers.
For novice gardeners, however, it is not so much the wording itself that is important, but the designation of specific terms in which we can expect the fruit to ripen. On average, if you count from the moment of emergence, then before the technical ripening of the Golden Miracle fruits, 110-115 days pass. In order to wait for the biological maturity of the fruit, that is, their full color in the color that is characteristic of this variety, it will be necessary to wait another 5-12 days, depending on weather conditions. If the weather does not allow to wait for the biological ripening of the peppers on the bushes, then they can be collected, and they mature perfectly well at home, in a warm and relatively dry place.
Pepper plants The golden miracle grows of medium size, not exceeding 50-60 cm in height. The growth form of fruits - traditional for sweet peppers - is drooping.
The yield of the variety does not pretend to any record numbers, but remains in the middle borders - about 4-5 kg per square meter. With one pepper bush, thus, you can collect 6-8 fairly large and very beautiful fruits.
The most important advantage of the Golden Miracle variety is its good adaptability to various climatic conditions. After all, pepper, whatever one may say, is a very thermophilic plant by nature. But the variety Golden Miracle shows truly miracles of adaptability to low temperatures. Even a cold and overcast summer will not be able to affect its ability to tie fruit, so you are guaranteed yields in any weather. This property of it may become indispensable for those who have not yet risked growing sweet peppers in their area, fearing that it will not ripen or will freeze. A considerable advantage is the reduced sensitivity of the Golden Miracle variety to various diseases, and, above all, to Fusarium. This allows you to grow peppers without unnecessary treatments with chemicals and, thus, to maintain the ecological purity of your site.
The fruits of the Orange Miracle are his real pride. After all, it’s not for nothing that they are often even confused with the king of all sweet peppers - the California miracle variety. In many of their characteristics, they are not much inferior to them.
- Pepper prism shape, often slightly elongated.
- Fruits grow to 12-15 cm in length and 8-9 cm in width, the weight of one pepper is on average 180-200 grams.
- Peppers are characterized by a strong gloss on the skin, they are crispy with a thick wall, reaching 7-8 mm.
- During the period of technical maturity, the color of fruits is green, as they mature, they acquire a yellowish tint, which becomes saturated dark yellow at the stage of full biological maturity.
- The taste of peppers is good, they are sweet, fleshy and juicy. Commercial quality deserves maximum evaluation.
- Have a pronounced pepper flavor.
- The purpose of the fruit is universal - they are good and fresh, and in the manufacture of various first and second courses. Very beautiful golden miracle peppers look in the blanks for the winter. They can also be easily frozen and dried.
- Fruits tolerate transportation over long distances and can be safely stored in suitable conditions for up to three weeks.
Pros and cons varieties
The advantages of the Golden Miracle pepper variety can be found quite a lot:
- High adaptability to temperature extremes;
- Universality of development - grows well, both in greenhouses and in the open field;
- Good keeping quality and suitability for transportation;
- Long period of fruiting;
- High concentration of healthy elements;
- Beautiful trade dress;
- Successfully resists diseases and pests.
Among the shortcomings of the variety, in addition to the general characteristics inherent in almost all sweet peppers, can be noted a relatively low yield.
Features of growing
In most of the Russian regions, gardeners will have to start growing seedlings of peppers. A golden miracle at home, starting in March. In the south, you can try to sow seeds in late March - early April in greenhouses and grow pepper bushes for the first two months in relatively comfortable conditions. It must be borne in mind that the seeds of the pepper Golden miracle without additional processing can germinate for a very long time - up to three weeks. Therefore, if you need faster shoots, it is advisable to soak the seeds a day before sowing in one of the growth stimulants.
Pepper seedlings are no more difficult to grow than tomato, only you need to be prepared for the fact that peppers develop somewhat slower than tomatoes. Otherwise, the conditions for their development are approximately the same: moderate heat (about + 20 ° C), moderate watering (neither overdrying nor over-wetting of the earthy coma), and plenty of light should be allowed.Important! It is necessary to dive seedlings of peppers with more caution, it is desirable to do this no later than the moment the first pair of true leaves unfold.
After a week or two after the picking, the seedlings are preferably fed with a complex fertilizer with a full set of microelements in chelate form.
At a permanent place of growth, plants of the Golden Miracle variety are planted when the soil warms up to at least + 12 ° + 15 ° C and the threat of frost returning passes. Cabbage, cucumbers and plants of the legume family will be good precursors for peppers. Between the plants in the row leave at the landing of 30-35 cm, and the width between the rows can be increased to 50 cm.
As mentioned above, the fruit of the Golden Miracle variety is well tied even in the most adverse conditions, so it does not require additional processing. But feeding for the ripening of a full crop he needed. Usually, superphosphate and potassium sulfate are used for dressings, solutions of humates and EM preparations can also be used.Tip! During the cultivation of peppers, abundant and regular watering is especially necessary. Under a similar condition, the fruits will be able to gain the proper mass, and the walls will become thick and juicy.
The Golden Miracle can be harvested from the end of July - the beginning of August, and if the weather conditions are favorable, the harvest period can last until the first frost.
Many gardeners like this variety of peppers for its relative simplicity and beauty, so the reviews about it are mostly favorable. Not for nothing in many lists of the most popular and unpretentious varieties among yellow peppers in the first place is often the Golden Miracle.
Tatyana, 34 years old, the city of Taganrog, I have been engaged not so long ago. I have been growing the Golden Miracle for the second year already, because last year I did it the first time - I sowed the seeds, raised my seedlings and got a good harvest. Before that, to be honest, I mainly bought seedlings. And now I even collected seeds from fruits and sowed them at the end of February for seedlings. I hope everything will turn out well again. Peppers are very beautiful and tasty. Maxim, 39 years old, Kaluga. Several times he tried to grow sweet peppers in the open field and the crop, however small, received only once when he planted the Golden Miracle variety. I don’t have greenhouses, but in summer, as luck would have it, the rains are watered and cold, the heat is terrible and the peppers grow and develop badly. And at this grade some fruits on each bush were fastened at once and then, when I collected them still green, fruits continued to be formed. I liked them very much, and I will continue to grow them without fail. Anna, 44 years old, Saratov I have been growing various peppers for a long time and among the yellow fruit I was interested in the Golden Miracle variety. It is easy to maintain, not afraid of changes in temperature, so it can be planted under the arc with lutrasil already in mid-late May. And peppers turn out such elegant, thick-walled, that it is possible and for sale and to eat. True, he does not pretend to record harvests, but he is a variety and can be propagated next season with his seeds. And it’s not necessary to buy your seeds, and they usually germinate much better than purchased ones.
Pepper Golden miracle can not fail to interest, first of all, newcomers to the garden business. Because, he can forgive you and small errors in cultivation, and even if you forget to water or feed him once again. Well, and with good care, he will delight you with beautiful and juicy fruits.