Bitter pepper - cultivars and benefits
It would seem that somewhere, where, in the Rostov region, vegetables themselves should grow like grass. But alas, in summer in the south there is such a heat that in the open sun, without a greenhouse, everything burns out - and tomatoes, and cucumbers, and peppers ...
And I really love peppers - both sweet (Bulgarian) and bitter.
And despite all weather cataclysms, every year I continue to grow my own seedlings of vegetables. I will say directly: I can not boast of an excellent harvest of sweet pepper (although it is not bad), but the bitter always succeeds in glory!
Landing of bitter pepper
Usually in March I start "seeding".
Along with other vegetables, I sow 5-6 varieties of bitter pepper in small plastic containers and paste with adhesive tape the name of each grade. Seedlings do not dive, in early May immediately planted in the ground. I try to plant peppers in different places, but in sight, since in addition to nutritional value they also serve to decorate the garden. And the decoration is very good: no one is indifferent when he sees this miracle. Yes, I myself do not get tired of admiring and being surprised at the multicolored fireworks of peppercorns when I daily walk around my "possessions".
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Bitter hot pepper is good
Perhaps someone will be surprised - what can be the nutritional value of hot pepper? It turns out that maybe not only food, but also medicinal! Fruits of pepper contain vitamins C, R of group B, carotene, fiber, proteins and fats. Medicinal preparations from fruits of pepper have anesthetizing and appetizing action.
A regular use of fresh hot pepper has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system.
I use pepper as a seasoning, and to the first and second courses, I add vegetable salads and sauces, it is indispensable when preparing Adzhika and preserving vegetables. In late autumn, before the very frosts, I collect ripe peppers, string them on a string, and this bright colored garland decorates my kitchen before the new harvest.
And one of the most miniature varieties is transplanted into a small pot and I take it back to the house for the winter. I would like to leave more, because the peppers tolerate the winter well in the room, but room flowers are very reluctant to give up their place on the windowsill ...
Grades of bitter pepper
Different varieties of bitter pepper have a different degree of stinging. This summer I was very pleased with the grade Chinese Fire with long, slightly curved fruits of bright red color and moderately burning taste. The bush height of about 1 m looked very decorative! A shrubby Aladdin can be planted directly on the flower bed: its fruits are so bright and unusual - numerous, varied colors, with a sharp taste and strong pleasant aroma. The brand also looks original Souvenir, its upward-facing fruits are gathered in a brush on 7-10 pieces, the taste is quite sharp.
Bitter pepper, unlike sweet, is very unpretentious in growing. No special care, except for watering, is practically not required.
Surely in the winter on sale there will be seeds of new varieties, plant several bushes of bitter pepper, add to your life a bit of witticism and beauty!
See also: Pepper at home - planting and care
I can not help saying a few words about such popular pepper as Red bell. Many people want to plant him, and those who planted have already written about their successes and failures. I belong to the second group.
Last spring my friend shared with me a pair of bells. Compared with other peppers, I planted it a little later, at the end of May, courted like all vegetables, but the crop did not wait.
At the end of October, before frosts, it still blossomed, only a few fruits started, but they did not have time to blush. And the bushes themselves grew tall, but not compact, although they were planted in a sunny place. In general, no beauty, no harvest ...
© Valentina Mironova The Rostov region.
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