The Gribovsky zucchini belongs to the middle-grade varieties zucchini. Its light-white fruits became popular with gardeners in Russia because of its excellent taste, unpretentiousness in care and resistance to various diseases.
. ContentsVarieties Gribovskiy
The variety Gribovskiy belongs to the medium-early high-yielding varieties of zucchini. From sowing seeds to full ripening takes about 2 months.
The shrub is well developed, with medium branching. The leaf is attached to the trunk with a 32 cm stem. It has a pentagonal shape and rich green color.
According to the description, fruits of the Gribovskiy variety have the shape of a cylinder, white or light green in color , reach a length of up to 20 cm. The flesh is lightly colored with medium density.
The variety is used in preservation and for preparing fried and stewed dishes. The average weight of a ripe fruit is up to 1.5 kg. .
Pros and cons
The advantages include:
- The variety is resistant to climate change.
- Easily tolerates minor frosts.
- Has good taste and decent appearance.
- The variety is suitable for cooking fried, stews, and for preservation.
- Gribovsky - high-yielding variety.
- Immune to many diseases.
The disadvantages include the fast re-maturity of the .
Preparation and planting technology for
zucchini seeds. Gribovsky varieties can be grown using the seedling method and seeds directly into the ground.
In order to grow healthy seedlings, prepared seeds are planted in separate peat pots with a moist, nutritious soil, deepening them by 3-5 cm.
After the first shoots appear, the seedlings are fed with mineral fertilizers. Subsequent feeding is carried out after 10 days.
Watering seedlings better with warm water , cold watering stops the growth of seedlings. Young plants are planted in a permanent place, with the formation of three full sheets. In the prepared hole, the plant is planted to the cotyledon leaves.
In the open ground, prepared seeds are sown in the last days of May, early June, , after the earth warms to 13-15 degrees.
Landing pattern 70x70 .To get a generous harvest, it is necessary to plant the seeds to withstand a few days under the covering material. At emergence of shoots and at the end of possible frosts the film is removed.
In order to obtain a rich harvest, the beds must be prepared from the fall .To do this, they dig up the earth on the bayonet of a shovel, apply organic fertilizer( manure, compost) and cover it with a dark material for quick rotting.
Garden beds must be prepared in a sunny, draughty place. The soil for good growth should be nutritious, neutral, sandy or medium loamy.
Squashes do not grow well on heavy soils with close groundwater.
Squashes - a thermophilic culture, tolerates slight drying, loves a lot of light and fertile soil. If all the conditions are created, the Gribovsky zucchini varieties will be pleased with a generous harvest.
When water stagnates, the top of the fruit begins to rot .To preserve the harvest, the damaged area is cut with a sharp knife, and the cut must be held over an open fire. The slice hardens, crusts, and the fruit continues to grow.
. Six rules of care
. Care for the variety Gribovsky does not differ from the care of other varieties.
For a good and healthy harvest you need:
- Weeding .
- inter-row loosening. Loosening the bush is done very carefully, since the root system of the zucchini is superficial and vulnerable.
- Thinning when sowing seeds in open ground.
- Regular harvesting .With the overgrowing of fruits, the bush is depleted, its development slows down and the formation of ovaries stops.
- Productivity depends on pollinating insects. To attract, it is necessary to to process the flowers with a solution of sugar, boric acid and water or to set up a plate with honey solution on the bed.
- During the whole vegetation period, the plant needs primordia .
Diseases, pests and prevention
Gribovsky zucchini varieties are immune to many diseases, but no one is insured against common insects.
When detecting the first signs of plant damage, it is necessary to take the first disposal measures.
You can find it on the bottom surface of the sheet. The tick gradually sucks the cell sap, and the plant begins to dry out, to throw off flowers and ovaries.
The fight consists in spraying a plant with infusion of onion and garlic husk at the rate of 200 grams per 10 liters of water. Also effective will be processing the bush with insecticides.
Pests tend to attack young plants. The main habitat of aphids is the underside of the leaf. The growth of the zucchini is suspended, the leaves curl, the flowers fall.
When no help is provided, the plant dies. Treatment - insecticide spraying .
The fly lays eggs under an earthy clod, with the arrival of warm days the larvae hatch and penetrate deep into the young stem. Shoots dry out and die.
Control measures : the use of insecticides, after harvesting - digging deep soil and the destruction of the remaining plants.
Of the common diseases, the Gribovsky variety can be affected:
- with powdery mildew - affects the stems and leaves, forming a white patina on them;
- antrocnosis - the stem is covered with weeping spots;
- gray rot - ill flowers, peduncles and ovaries. The rot forms a gray patina with a mucous coating.
Preventive measures against pests and diseases:
- Alternating planting on the site.
- Timely cleaning and disposal of infected plants.
- Autumn preparation beds.
Harvesting and storing the crop
Since zucchini quickly outgrow , they must be removed after ovary formation for 8-12 days. During this period, the Gribovsky variety has a light, tender and soft skin.
Since the variety is mid-season, fruits ripen two months after planting .
Vegetables should be harvested before the first frost of , cutting it off with a sharp knife from the bush, along with the stem.
Cut the vegetables dried in the sun, wipe with a dry cloth and sent to storage in the basement, putting them in boxes laid with straw. It is necessary to ensure that the fruits do not come into contact with each other.
Also zucchini retains its nutritional properties and frozen .In order for frozen vegetables to be preserved for the winter, it is necessary:
- to gather ripe fruits without visible damage;
- thoroughly wash and peel the fruit;
- remove seeds and pulp;
- cut into small cubes or cubes;
- portions pack up in packages and put into the freezer.
Gribovsky zucchini is grown even as a beginner gardener, as this variety produces a rich and tasty harvest.
The main thing for zucchini is to follow the rules of growing culture, preparing seeds for planting and timely harvesting.
Collected fruits are stored for a long time, without losing their beneficial properties.