Onions - an indispensable product that is eaten almost every day. Onion Hercules is highly appreciated for its taste and for the duration of storage. It has a lot of advantages, and its care is extremely simple. What is this sort of?
Description and characteristics of onions Hercules
According to the description Hercules bow is a medium early hybrid. The term of full maturity is 70-80 days.
Plant height up to 35 cm. The weight of a ripe onion is 120-160 grams.
Characteristics: the bulb is large, with dense skin, is an elongated oval of golden-yellow color.
The flesh is white and juicy, taste sweet with wit, without bitternessLeaves a piquant aftertaste.Hercules is a mid-early hybrid, full ripening time 70-80 days
Advantages and disadvantages of the variety
Hercules is distinguished as the best representative of its kind. It has a number of advantages:
- high yields (up to 8kg of crop can be harvested per square meter);
- long shelf life (while the taste remains unchanged until the end of storage);
- resistant to diseases, pests and infections;
- forms a strong root system (even with infrequent watering, the variety will yield a high yield);
- not whimsical (does not require special care, can grow in arid climates);
- good taste
The disadvantages of Hercules include:
- it is a hybrid variety, therefore, its seeds will not yield;
- the price is slightly higher in comparison with other varieties.
Like most vegetable crops, planting varieties Hercules in the ground occurs in the spring. When the air starts to warm up, and the temperature will rise above + 10C, you should proceed with the landing.
Hercules can also grow seedlings. This gives an advantage in obtaining early harvest, and protects seedlings from extreme temperatures.
This variety can be planted before winter. Small onions are planted in the autumn. Additionally, you can cover the ground rotting sawdust.
Winter landings will not produce arrows, and the harvest will be stored for a long time.
Site preparation for sowing
First of all, determine the place for planting onions. Choose a flat area, not shaded by trees and buildings.
The selected piece of land should be loosened and weeds removed. Next, you need to make fertilizer, focusing on the composition of the soil where planting will occur.The selected land should be loosened, weeds removed, fertilizer applied
The composition of the fertilizer for loamy soil:
- 4 kg of humus;
- 1 table spoon of superphosphate;
- 1 h / l of urea;
- 5 kg of peat.
These proportions are calculated on 1 sq.m of land. Such a composition will help improve soil fertility.
The composition of fertilizer for sandy soil per 1 square. m .:
- peat bucket;
- humus bucket;
- 2 buckets of clay soil;
- 1 tablespoon urea;
- 1 table spoon of superphosphate.
On clay soil onions do not grow.
After fertilizers have been applied, the ground should be covered with foil and left for 5 days. Sheltered soil warms up and is ready for planting.
For planting use small onion-seams with a size of 2-2.5 cm. They can also be pre-grown from seeds.
No need to take dry or rotten onions. Before planting, the onions are warmed and dried for 4 days at the battery.
Planting varieties Hercules in open ground produced in April-May. In the wells, located 10 cm from each other, place the seedlings, moisten the soil well.
The depth of planting is 3-5 cm. The distance between the rows is at least 20 cm. Such an arrangement will not impede the growth of the bulbs and will give the highest yield.Planting varieties Hercules in open ground is made in April-May
This variety does not require special care. It will be enough from time to time remove weeds and loosen the soil. Regular loosening will reduce the bitterness of the pulp.
You can fill the ground with mulch (sawdust, straw or special composition). It hinders the growth of weeds and protects the soil from draining.
Feeding should be done twice.. The first time when planting, and then after the appearance of the first leaves. For complementary foods, complex compositions with microelements, chicken manure are used.
Experienced gardeners recommend in late August, lower the feathers of the plant to the ground. Due to this, the process of ripening bulbs will accelerate.Regular loosening will reduce the bitterness of the pulp.
Diseases and their prevention
Onion Hercules has a greater resistance to disease. To prevent and protect crops from parasites need to process the bulbs before planting in the ground.
Soak the bulbs for 10 hours in a solution of 1 tablespoon of nitrophoska per 10 liters of water. After the time to get, dry.
Then place for 10-15 minutes in a weak solution of copper sulfate, dry again. Sevok ready to disembark.
Harvesting and storage rules
Harvesting of this culture is carried out at the end of the summer.. Determine that the onions have ripened prompt the leaves - they turn yellow and bend down to the ground.
Harvested onions need to be dried. You can do this right on the garden in sunny weather. When the bow dries a little, shake off the ground and move under the canopy.
Crop should be laid out in one layer on a canvas or other material. After drying, the onions can be transferred to the main storage place.
Observing these simple tricks you save the harvest for the whole winter.Harvest in late summer, dried before storage in the sun
Not for nothing gardeners call onion Hercules best among the variety of varieties. It can be grown as novice gardeners and experienced farmers. And in both cases, it will give a high yield, which, moreover, will sustain storage until next year.
Bred by Dutch Breeders, the brand has incorporated all the best qualities for consumers. The wonderful taste of onions allows you to use it fresh in salads, light snacks.
It does not lose its taste and after heat treatment in soups or marinades.