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Zucchini "Roller" refers to ultra-ripe and very productive varieties, so it is deservedly popular among gardeners in our country. The variety is unpretentious and, subject to the basic requirements of growing technology, is able to form an early and very friendly crop.
The main advantages and advantages of the Roller cultivar are high cooling resistance and a good level of transportability of the harvested crop. Zucchini "Roller" is intended for fresh consumption, well established itself as a raw material for canning for the winter period.
The taste and marketability of the harvest are excellent. The variety is not only resistant to lowering the temperature regime, but is rarely affected by the diseases most common for this vegetable crop. Fruits of white color, a beautiful oval shape, are covered with smooth bark of medium density. The average weight of the marketable fruit does not exceed 0.95-1.35 kg.
The pulp is light green, loose, moderately tender and juicy. The period from the appearance of the first seedlings to technical maturity is no more than 36-38 days. The variety is suitable for cultivation both in open and in protected ground. Subject to the cultivation technology and proper care, the total yield of the variety reaches 9-9.5 kg per square meter.
How to plant zucchini
Squash varieties "Roller" is quite resistant to damage by major pests and diseases. but in adverse years may be affected by melonsthat appears on a vegetable crop in mid-summer. A small plant pest of dark green, almost black color, feeds on the juice of a vegetable crop. Insects form colonies, and with a massive defeat they can be observed deformation of leaves of zucchini, falling flowers and young ovaries. To control pests, gardeners use both chemical preparations and non-chemical methods of control.
|Name of facility||Cooking method||Application|
|Wood ash||In 10 l of water, dilute two glasses of wood ash and a piece of chopped laundry soap, mix and insist for 24 hours||Weekly spraying of zucchini leaves|
|Tobacco infusion||In 1 liter of boiling water add 50-60 g of tobacco and 10 g of laundry soap. Insist day||Weekly spraying of zucchini leaves|
|Onion and garlic infusion||Grind 80 g of onion and 50 g of garlic and pour in a bucket of warm water. Insist day||Leaf processing as needed|
|Dandelion Flask||Grind 450 g of dandelion leaves and pour a bucket of hot water. Insist two hours||Spraying plants in the morning or evening hours|
|Tomato infusion||Pour 1 kg of tomato stepsons with a bucket of hot water and bring to a strong boil, then insist for 4 hours. Strain the infusion and dilute it with water twice||Spray aphid colonies on foliage and flowers|
Modern biological insecticidal preparations are also highly effective, among which they are most popular. "Akarin", "Fitoverm" and "Bitoxibacillin".
As an effective means with a mild effect, foliar top dressing is very often used. For this purpose, about 20 g of superphosphate and 10 g of potassium chloride must be diluted in a bucket of warm clean water. Such a phosphorus-potassium solution is used to spray the leaves of zucchini from below. Processing should be repeated once a week.
In case of a mass lesion of zucchini, melons and gourds are recommended for use in the treatment of Arrow, Intavir, Kinmix, Decis, Sumi Alpha and Arrivo Preparations are used according to the instructions supplied by the manufacturer.
It should be remembered that processing by chemical means can be carried out no later than a month before harvesting. Bushes of zucchini with fruits already tied up can be treated from aphids by Fitoverm. This biological insecticide does not accumulate in the fruits and is completely safe for the human body.
Zucchini called "Roller" can be sown on ridges under a film shelter or directly in open ground. Direct sowing is carried out after warming the soil to a temperature of 14-16 ° C. In the middle zone of our country, favorable weather conditions occur at the end of May.
Seeds should be placed two in each planting hole. After germination, the weaker seedling is removed. Preference should be given to placing ridges on light soils after growing potatoes, cabbage, onions and legumes. The standard planting pattern for this vegetable marrow is 70 x 70 cm between rows. It is also possible growing from seedlings, which must begin to be prepared in April.
Usually, care for the zucchini "Roller" is completely uncomplicated and consists in accurately cultivating row-spacing, weeding and timely watering, which are recommended to be combined with the introduction of basic fertilizers. Irrigation measures are especially necessary for a vegetable crop at the flowering stage, as well as in the phase of active fruiting.
Tips and reviews of vegetable growers
Zucchini "Roller" is a fairly unpretentious standard, bush plant, the height of which does not exceed 25-35 cm. The pulp of the zucchini of this variety is very tender and tasty. It is perfect for use in salads and after heat treatment. In some years, there is a defeat of the bushes of the squash of the gourd aphids.
According to the reviews of experienced vegetable growers, a solution of the Iskra preparation gives a good effect in the fight against a plant parasite, one tablet of which must be diluted in 10 liters of warm water. The standard flow rate of the solution is approximately 1 liter for every 10 square meters of planted area.
How to grow zucchini
In order to protect garden crops from aphids, it is recommended to plant sharply smelling, pest repellent plants on the site, including nasturtium, garlic, chives, marigolds, mustard, fennel, coriander, peppermint and basil.