Pumpkin is a useful and beautiful garden crop. Fruits contain many nutrients, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fiber. There are several varieties of vegetables grown on garden beds. Today we will talk about the description of nutmeg, the sweetest and most delicious. Compare its two varieties: Vitamin and Pearl.
Description and Characteristics of Vitamin Pumpkin
Plants form lashes of considerable length - up to 6 meters, on which fruits are tied, usually 2-3. Plant seeds of 2-3 pieces per well, patching to a depth of 10 centimeters, or seedlings. In the middle band is guaranteed to ripen, if it is grown seedling way. This culture loves the sun and warmth. Landing is recommended in rows.
Care includes pinching the side branches and the main stem. Also requires a full range of agrotechnical measures, consisting of watering, loosening, weeding, regular fertilizing with mineral fertilizer. Crop harvested in September and October. Harvest must be removed before the first frost.Pumpkin vitamin closeup
Pumpkin Vitamin - a late ripe grade. Large, slightly ribbed, slightly elongated fruits ripen about 130 days after planting. The size of the fruit reaches a weight of 7 kilograms, and 5-pound specimens - a common thing. Fruits are characterized by satisfactory keeping quality and transportability.
Light orange or yellowish thin bark hides the crunchy flesh of dense, but delicate texture of rich orange color. The layer of fibrous pulp under the crust reaches 10 centimeters. Mature fruits in large quantities contain carotene and sugars, and therefore they are used in baby food and therapeutic diets. From pulp prepare juice, mashed potatoes, pastries, other vitamin dishes. High taste qualities allow to use raw pulp.
Description and characteristics of the variety Pearl
Plants are characterized by powerful growth, each gives up to 6 shoots, each of which forms a fruit. The weight of an oval-shaped fruit can reach 6, sometimes 8 kilograms, but not less than 3 kilograms.
The bark is smooth, thin, orange colored. Below it is a thick layer of dark orange pulp. A small seed nest is formed in the upper third of the fruit, the rest of the place is occupied by pulp.
Agrotechnical cultivation is the same as for other nutmeg pumpkins. The only remark, the name in mind the formation of a powerful bush, it is recommended to leave the space between the plants at least 60 cm. It tolerates a decrease in temperature. Ripens a crop in 100-120 days is a mid-season grade.
The pumpkin is well preserved and even improves the taste during ripening, although after six months of storage the quality of fruits begins to deteriorate. From the pulp, rich in carbohydrates, carotene, vitamins and useful micro and macro elements prepare dishes for baby food, tasty low-calorie diet meals and drinks.
Comparison of two varieties of nutmeg
To compare the two varieties - Vitamin and Pearl - we will create a visual table
|Butternut Squash Variety||Vitamin||Pearl|
|Plant appearance||Long whip up to 6 m||Few lashes|
|Preferred soils||Light loamy and sandy||Light loamy and sandy|
|Temperature conditions||Heat loving||Heat loving|
|Landing methods||Seeds in the wells, seedlings||Seeds in the wells, seedlings|
|Quantity of fruits on a plant||2-3||Until 6|
|Terms of ripening||125-130 days, late ripe||100-120 days, mid season|
|Fruit shape||Slightly elongated, slightly ribbed||Oval, smooth|
|Fruit weight||5-7 kg||3-6 kg, sometimes up to 8 kg|
|Bark color||Light orange, yellowish||Orange|
|Pulp color||Rich orange||Dark orange|
|Pulp consistency||Dense tender crispy fibrous||Dense tender crispy fibrous|
|Longevity and transportability||Satisfactory||Good ones|
|Recommendations for use||Baby food, therapeutic diets. For the manufacture of juices, mashed potatoes, baking. Can be eaten raw.||Baby food, therapeutic diets. For the manufacture of juices, mashed potatoes, baking.|
A comparison of the nutmeg Vitamin and Pearl gourd did not reveal the striking advantage of one species over another. If the Pearl also ripens a little earlier, then Vitaminna wins a little in taste. The pearl is kept better and longer.
As for the yield and transportability, these indicators are almost the same in both varieties. Plants of both varieties require the same growing and maintenance conditions, they are thermophilic. Only the shape of the fruits and their sizes differ.Muscat pumpkin in the garden
Butternut squash is distinguished by a juicy, orange-colored pulp with a characteristic pleasant taste accent. Musk varieties among pumpkin crops are notable for their particularly high sugar content. Thanks to these undoubted advantages, the nutmeg has gained popularity among gardeners.
A large variety of musk varieties makes it difficult to choose, and therefore the analysis of features and merits carried out in this article, comparing them with each other will make it possible to decide on a new season.