Over the past 10 years, Agressor cabbage varieties have found their admirers not only in the form of gardeners, but also medium-sized farms, as well as large agricultural enterprises. A hybrid of this quality is difficult to underestimate. Created for areas with a difficult climate, it needs minimal care.
- Contents, and in 2003 became known in Russia. It is widely known in the northern regions due to its frost resistance and drought resistance.
Srednepozdny grade with a period of full maturation 110 - 120 days .The heading is rounded, dark green, white-yellow at the cut. Weight from 2.5 to 5 kg .
Paraffin white leaves. The stalk is wide, but in height it takes 1/3 of the height of the head. Excellent taste, high content of vitamins of group B, vitamin C.Excellent variety for fresh use, heat treatment, pickling. Stored up to 5 months at a temperature not higher than 7 - 10 degrees in a dark room.
The advantages and disadvantages of
In this variety, the advantages clearly eliminate all the disadvantages, and most gardeners and farmers, seeing the Agressor harvest on the beds of their neighbors, no doubt choose this variety.
The advantages include significant features such as:
- High yield;
- Full head formation on depleted soils under difficult weather conditions;
- High seed germination ;
- Possibility of sowing seeds in open ground;
- Shelf life up to six months ;
- Resistance to many diseases and pests;
- Commercial appearance with long-term transportation.
Disadvantages, which in fact are not many, do not frighten, and farmers can easily cope with them:
Gardeners have stopped that the variety is quite appropriate for use in raw form, for preservation, for cooking dishes with heat treatment.
- The variety loves aphids and whiteflies ;
- Middle resistant to keel;
- Cracked with full aging;
- When salting a little bitter.
For this purpose, the seeds are planted in mid-April, and by mid-July they have on the table high-quality, dense, formed forks without pests under the outer sheets.
If you have the ability to sow seeds directly into the ground , do not avoid this. You and save yourself from unnecessary labor, but also get a strong harvest. If in May frosts in your region reach minus 8 degrees, and below, the variety must be sown seedlings.
Soak the seeds for 2 - 3 hours, spreading them on gauze. Sow in cooked soil. Dip the above 2 cm .Pour generously with warm water and cover the container with foil. Do not open the film before germination, it will create the necessary microclimate in the greenhouse.
Before planting, do not plant sprouts, even if they grow closely. The main thing at this time - constant watering and enough sun. Arrange the seedlings so that the morning sun always illuminates it.
In the afternoon, if the temperature is above 15 degrees, on a sunny day, you can carry out the nursery on the street, or in the greenhouse, it will harden it, and help to avoid some diseases.
"Aggressor" is unpretentious, and therefore, you do not have to choose a soil, a special place for planting, or to think about the neighborhood with other vegetables.Any cabbage variety prefers loamy soils, this is due to moisture release on dry days. Enough feeding at the time of transplanting in the form of a handful of black soil and a tablespoon of ash at the root.
The variety does not really need full daylight , which means that you can arrange the beds behind the bushes. It is important that the afternoon sun illuminates the sprouts. Cabbage can not stand the afternoon heat, and even adult plants noticeably wither and lose moisture.
There is no particular need to pick up the soil for planting. The grade is undemanding to soils .If you have a choice, you may well use the plot with the sod removed. Cabbage will be arranged by that composition of the soil, and by the next year you will have a plot developed for vegetables.
Try to form the beds from north to south, so the morning sun will fully reach each head. Beds should be made of medium height so that the intercourses are lower than the root level when planted.
Adjust the width of the beds under 2 - 3 of the head of the , since with manual irrigation you will often need to walk a lot between the beds.
. Planting of seedlings
In late May - early June, , you can plant seedlings in the ground.
It is important to choose non-dry days. A few cloudy days will serve you well. Planting in the rain will sprout quickly and painlessly to settle down in a new place, and rainy weather definitely does not foretell frost, which means that the seedlings can not be covered after transplanting.
This variety has medium-sized spreading leaves, and it is better to follow the distance between heads 50 to 50 cm , so the plant will have enough light and space.
- On the garden make holes 20-30 cm deep.
- Spill the holes with at least 2 liters of water.
- Add a handful of last year's manure, and 1 tbsp.lwood ash.
- Carefully separate the plant from the seed box and place it in the hole while standing.
- Sprinkle with soil, and press down the root.
- Spill each well of seedlings with another liter of warm water.
- Pretense if the weather is hot for 2 to 3 days.
Care after planting
The variety is unassuming in care, and a week after planting you can safely forget about cabbage for a week.
Watering is best done with in the evening , and it is not a problem if the water is cold. Once a week, it is necessary to loosen the basal hole before watering, since it is in it that the larvae lay the pests.
If you find a plant that does not develop, looks much smaller than the others, the head does not curl, remove it together with the root .If you find a keel burn it, or throw it out of the garden. Do not throw in the compost diseased sprouts.
Rake the cabbage at the beginning of the forcing of the head. Once the inner leaves have begun to round inward, spit earth around the sprout of , spill with two liters of water. Sprinkle the basal area with a handful of ash, and rake it almost to the beginning of the leaves.Weeding is necessary so that the garden does not keep excess moisture - it leads to putrefying diseases.
Diseases and Prevention
This hybrid is resistant to most diseases, but there are those whose formation is to be monitored.Damage to cabbage roots with a keel . False mildew
- Keel .Plant with this fungal disease does not develop, remains in the size of the seedlings. An easy way to fight it helps to dip the root before planting clay in a liquid solution. Get rid of diseased plants. For more than 2 years do not plant cabbages in one place;
- Mildew .Gray scurf on the leaves, or yellowish spots speak about this disease. Damaged leaves should be burned and not allowed to fall into the compost. For treatment, 500ml. Bordeaux fluid diluted in 10 liters.water and process all plants. Watch for the appearance of similar stains.
Harvesting and storage of
The aggressor is a high-yielding variety, and from one weave, when planting 50 * 50, you can easily get from 700 kg to 1 ton of quality cabbage .
Gardeners recommend using other varieties for souring, but it is ideal for fresh, canned and even frozen use.Harvest better in late September and mid-October. So the heads of cabbages will get stronger for storage, but for this you need to take into account the period of planting, and not to delay growth over 120 days.
for pickling. For fresh storage, it is not allowed to expose the cabbages even to light frostbite. Leave 3 - 5 cm leg when cutting .Remove the spoiled, or chopped upper leaves. Suspend by the foot in a dark, dry room with a temperature of about 10 degrees above zero.
When storing cabbage in bulk, should be checked more than once every 2 weeks, sorted, and cleaned asparated leaves. The leaves, and then the head, deteriorate from contact with each other. If it is not possible to visit the store often, prefer hanging.
The variety is chosen by the gardeners of the most northern regions, and thanks to proper care, hardening of the seedlings, the yield is equal to the yield of the middle belt. He earned the trust of farmers and agronomical holdings for many years, and is now actively distributed due to its qualities.