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Where to grow the Kakadu pepper variety to get many large and long fruits

This season I have a lot of new products, including the unusual Kakadu pepper. True, so far for me only the name is unusual, but what it will be, I do not know yet. Recently I planted my seedlings in a greenhouse, it will bloom soon. Tell me what fruits the Kakadu pepper variety has, and whether it will need to be formed?

cockatoo pepper variety Among greenhouse hybrids, the Kakadu pepper variety has become increasingly popular. This is a fairly new hybrid, bred by domestic breeders. Its main feature is the original and, in general, not typical for a sweet culture, the shape of the fruit. The very long pods look more like a bitter pepper, but thicker. And the curved tips of the fruits give them a resemblance to the beak of a parrot, for which the variety got its name..

Kakadu pepper variety – general characteristics

hybrid cockatoo bush The hybrid is intended mainly for cultivation in greenhouse conditions, although many gardeners also plant it in open ground. True, it is better to do this only in warm regions, but even there the productivity of a thermophilic variety suffers and decreases from this. Moreover, it does not have high immunity to diseases, as well as resistance to cold weather..

Pepper bushes are tall, spreading, with a bowl-shaped crown, and quickly gain a height of 1.5 m.Of course, such plants need a garter, especially if they are planted outdoors, where the wind can easily break giants, especially heavy branches with fruits … In addition, the pepper is subject to shaping and crop load regulation. This will help keep the fruit large..

Grow the Cockatoo to a maximum of two stalks, removing all stepchildren below the first fork. It is advisable to leave no more than 15 inflorescences on one plant. If the ovary is larger, then the peppers will grow small..

Productivity and taste

cockatoo pepper fruitThe hybrid is mid-season, the first harvest ripens in 120-130 days. From each bush, you can get at least 3 kg of original peppers up to 30 cm long with curved tips looking down. The average weight of each is at least 200 g, but it was possible to grow fruits weighing up to 0.5 kg. Their walls are not very thick, up to 7 mm, the pulp is fragrant. At the stage of technical maturity, the peppers are green, then they become deep red. Pepper Kakadu has a universal purpose, it can be used both fresh and for processing and winter preparations..

Pros and cons of the variety

Pros and cons of cockatoo pepperGardeners who grow Cockatoo pepper in greenhouses have long noticed its advantages over other hybrids:

  • fruits have an unusual and large shape and excellent taste;
  • peppers ripen quickly enough, but at the same time have an extended fruiting;
  • the yield is high, especially with the correct formation of the bushes;
  • peppers plucked at the stage of technical maturity (while they are still green) tolerate transportation well and are stored for a long time.

There are three disadvantages of this greenhouse hybrid. First, it is susceptible to diseases and pests (aphids, ticks). Secondly, it needs additional care in the part of the garter and shaping, as the bush grows very tall. And thirdly, if you wait until the peppers turn red, then after collecting them you should immediately use them. Such fruits cannot be stored and quickly deteriorate..

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