Zucchini Diamant is a common variety in our country, originally from Germany. This vegetable marrow has become so popular due to its endurance to overmoistening and insufficient soil moisture, and excellent product characteristics.
The variety Diamant is a high-yielding one, as one bush can produce up to 20 squash for a season. It is a semi-woven shrub with a lot of strong leaves of dark green color. The pronounced spotted leaves of Diamond do not differ, but they have strong cuts on the sides.
The culture fructifies after 40 days after the first shoots. Diamant zucchini differ in a cylindrical shape and up to 22 cm long. One mature zucchini reaches a mass of approximately 1 kg. The color of the mature fruit is dark green with frequent stripes and spots along the entire length, the skin is thin. Under it is a strong white flesh with elliptical seeds of beige color inside. The diamond carries the transport well and is well kept.
Young zucchini can be eaten raw, more mature ones require heat treatment in the form of stewing or frying.
Cultivating a variety
Before planting, the seeds of the Diamond zucchini should be kept in a damp cloth, where they will open slightly and show green sprouts.
Sowing Diamant in open ground in May - early June in rows according to the following sowing scheme: 70 * 70. The depth of laying the zucchini seed into the soil is about 6 cm. Before sinking the seeds into the hole, its bottom must be shed with warm water.Important! If the soil is heavy, then you can plant seeds to a depth of about 4 cm.
It is not necessary to sow zucchini immediately in open ground, you can prepare in advance seedlings, do it in early April. And then, in a 25-day period, they plant it on a garden bed. The only thing you need to ensure that the temperature of the soil did not fall during planting and after it below 15 degrees. The best place for planting Zucchini Diamant will be a garden where early vegetables - carrots, potatoes, or other root crops - were previously bearing fruit.
After landing, the bed is covered with a single-layer film. You can use a black film. It will accumulate solar heat, due to this zucchini will rise earlier.
After the zucchini sprouts have risen, holes should be made in the film and released into the wild. Each bush is checked and in one hole we leave only the one that is better in performance and stronger in appearance.
In order for the plant to give a high and high-quality crop of zucchini, it needs to be watered in time for the entire growth period, weed in time, loosen the soil in the garden bed and be fed with mineral fertilizers. The culture is very demanding for the soil to be fertile, but it is not necessary to feed them with fertilizers that contain chlorine.Important! Watering is desirable to produce warm water directly under the root 1 time in 7-8 days.
After the first fruits appeared, they need to be removed on time. Zucchini Diamond F1 likes regular harvesting about 1 - 2 times a week. This allows you to tie a new zucchini. If zucchini intend to store them in a non-processed form, then you need to leave them on the garden until full ripeness, and then remove before the onset of cold weather.
Storage is carried out in a dark place. Squash Diamant folded in one layer without packaging. The optimal storage temperature is +5 - +10 degrees, the maximum temperature is +18 degrees. Young zucchini during the week can be stored in the refrigerator in plastic bags, and also be frozen.
Squashes of this variety have already collected many admiring reviews from gardeners. Here are just some of them:Angelina, Kolomna Soot Diamant is already the second year and very pleased. I especially like the taste of zucchini and the fact that the bushes themselves take up a bit of space, thus my beds look neat. Olga Vasilievna, St. Petersburg My first sort of zucchini, which I decided to plant. Incredibly tasty and easy to grow.
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