Over the past 10 years, Agressor cabbage has found its admirers not only in the face 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.
Description and characteristics of cabbage varieties Agressor
The variety was bred by Dutch breeders, 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 in cut. Weight from 2.5 to 5 kg.
Leaves with white paraffin bloom. The stalk is wide, but in height it occupies 1/3 of the height of the head. Excellent taste, high content of B vitamins, vitamin C.Agressor grade heads from 2.5 to 5 kg
Advantages and disadvantages
In this variety, the advantages clearly level all the flaws, and most gardeners and farmers, seeing the Aggressor harvest in the beds of their neighbors, no doubt choose this variety.
The advantages include such significant characteristics as:
- High yield;
- Full heading on depleted soils under difficult weather conditions;
- High seed germination;
- The possibility of sowing seeds in open ground;
- Shelf life up to six months;
- Resistance to many diseases and pests;
- Commercial appearance during long transportation.
The disadvantages, which in fact are not many, do not frighten, and farmers can easily cope with them:
- Sort very likes aphid and whitefly;
- Middle resistant to keel;
- Cracked when fully mature;
- 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 to the grounddo not avoid it. You and save yourself from unnecessary labor, but also get a strong harvest. If frosts in your region reach minus 8 degrees in May, and below, the variety must be sown with seedlings.
Soak the seeds for 2 to 3 hours, spreading them on gauze. Sow in cooked soil. Recess 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.Cabbage Seeds Agressor
Before planting in the ground 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 daytime, if the temperature is above 15 degrees, on a sunny day, you can carry out the hotbed 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 pick up a soil for planting, a special place, or think about the neighborhood with other vegetables.
Sort doesn’t really need full daylight, this 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 wilt and lose moisture.
There is no special need to pick up the soil for planting. Sort soil tolerant. 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 reach each head to the full. It is better to make beds of medium height so that the interiors are lower than the root level during planting.
Adjust the width of the beds under 2 - 3 heads, as with manual watering you will often need to walk a lot between the beds.For convenience, the width of the beds for Agressor variety should be 2-3 heads.
In late May - early June, you can land 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 a transplant.
This variety has medium-sized spreading leaves, and it is better to follow distance between heads 50 to 50 cmso the plant will have enough light and space.
- On the garden make holes 20-30 cm deep.
- Spill the wells with at least 2 liters of water.
- Add a handful of last year's manure, and 1 tbsp. l wood ash.
- Carefully separate the plant from the seed box, and stand in the hole.
- Sprinkle with soil, and press down the root.
- Spill each well of seedlings with another liter of warm water.
- Shade if the weather is hot for 2 - 3 days.
Departure after landing
The variety is unassuming in the care, and a week after planting you can safely forget about cabbage for a week.
Watering is best done in the evening, and not scary if the water is cold. Once a week, you need to loosen the basal hole before watering, since it is in it that the larvae lay their pests.
If you find a plant that does not develop, looks much smaller than the rest, the head does not curl, remove it 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.
Raking cabbage is necessary at the beginning of the forcing of the head. As soon as the inner leaves began to round inward, spit the ground around the sproutspill two liters of water. Sprinkle the basal area with a handful of ash, and rake it almost to the beginning of the leaves.
Disease and Prevention
This hybrid is resistant to most diseases, but there are those whose formation is worth watching.
- Damage to cabbage roots
These are such as:
- Quila. 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
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 pickling, but it is perfect for fresh, canned and even frozen use.
For fresh storage can not expose the cabbages even a slight frostbite. Leave when cutting leg 3 - 5 cm. Remove 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, you need to check more than once every 2 weeks, sort, and clean the tarnished 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.
Gardeners of the most northern regions choose the variety, and thanks to proper care and hardening of the seedlings, the harvest volumes are equal to the average strip yields. He earned the trust of farmers and agronomical holdings for many years, and is now actively distributed due to its qualities.