Rinda cabbage: variety description and characteristics
Rinda cabbage f1: photo of the variety
Rinda cabbage was bred by Dutch breeders, but very quickly the fruits and fame about them spread throughout the territory of our country. This is due to the fact that the variety has excellent taste characteristics, high-yielding, and in general, it does not require any care measures.
The Rinda f1 cabbage variety is recommended to be grown using the seedling method, as it adapts to new conditions much faster and can give an even stronger harvest and, most importantly, this will happen faster than if the gardener grows cabbage using the seed method.
If we talk about the descriptive characteristics of the Rinda cabbage variety, then it has the following features that should be taken into account by every gardener who has decided to grow this particular variety on his site:
- Rinda cabbage fruits - white, belongs to the variety to mid-season hybrids
- the ripening period of the cabbage variety Rinda f1 can vary from 75 to 90 days, depending on climatic conditions, as well as on the way the gardener decided to grow this plant
- the weight of one head of cabbage also varies from three to seven kilograms, external conditions, soil condition, and so on are important. What care measures did the gardener take in order to get the appropriate results?
- You can store Rinda cabbage for up to four months in a dark, dry, cool place.
Rinda f1 cabbage has a small stalk, large heads of cabbage with dense light green leaves. The taste of cabbage is very delicate, if you take good care of it, then the bitterness, which is sometimes inherent in some varieties, is absent.
In addition to the fact that Rinda cabbage is stored for a long time, it is also quite loyal to long-distance transportation. Heads of cabbage ripen at about the same time, which greatly saves the gardener's time for harvesting. One of the distinguishing features of the Rinda cabbage variety is its unpretentiousness and the fact that the fruits in general are quite resistant to diseases and pests.
Rinda cabbage f1: planting varieties
Rinda cabbage: photo of the variety
Of course, speaking of any culture, any variety, I would like to dwell in more detail on the order of planting. In the conditions of the Russian climate, Rinda cabbage grows best if planted by seedlings, which we have already mentioned many times in our article. Rinda cabbage seeds are first planted at home, and after the seedlings grow, they can be planted in open ground.
Of course, you need to take a responsible approach to the choice of seeds. Rinda cabbage seeds should be of high quality and are best purchased from specialty horticultural stores rather than hand-picked. The gardener prepares a light soil mixture for seedlings, it should pass air and water well, but not retain moisture in itself, because this can negatively affect the plant. The soil mixture is obtained by mixing some components, such as:
- turf land
- humus or peat (also suitable vermicompost)
- perlite, sawdust and river sand - these components will make the layer looser and more breathable.
The soil should not be used immediately - it is best to process it - or freeze it, or heat it in the microwave. You can do neither one nor the other, but water the soil with a solution based on Fitosporin. It will disinfect the soil, make it safe for planting, and the gardener can be sure that there are no harmful substances and microorganisms in the soil.
Next, it is best to move on to the preparation of planting material. If the purchased Rinda cabbage seeds are colored orange, green or other colors, then this indicates that they have already passed the initial processing from the manufacturer, and nothing else needs to be done with them. If the seeds of Rinda cabbage are natural in color, then it is best to warm them up in water, and after 30-40 minutes, lower them into cold water. The seeds are then thoroughly dried, and then they can be planted in the prepared soil mixture.
The containers are filled with soil, the size of the containers depends on the method of growing cabbage. If the gardener has plans to make a pick, then larger boxes can be used. The soil mixture is poured into them, after which holes up to 1.5 centimeters deep are formed, the seeds are best planted from each other at a distance of 2 centimeters. It is best to plant Rinda cabbage seeds during the period from March to the end of April, at this time usually all plants begin to grow gradually, especially when we are talking about plants that are grown in seedlings.
Without picking, it is best to plant the Rinda cabbage variety in separate cups, the depth of which is about 10 centimeters. Two seeds are planted in each container, and then a more active and tenacious one will go into active growth. It is also better to make several holes in containers. The seeds are sprinkled with soil and watered, transferred to a warm place and wait for the very first shoots to appear. Typically, seeds germinate within 7-10 days after they are planted in the soil mixture. Watering the seedlings is carried out as the soil begins to dry out, this should also be borne in mind.
After about a week, you can increase the air temperature to 16 degrees, but remember that excess heat can cause some damage to the seedlings, so this process is under the full responsibility of the gardener. If the Rinda cabbage variety was planted in large boxes, then after about 14 days it is necessary to make a pick.
In open ground, seedlings of Rinda cabbage are planted when 4-5 formed leaves are formed on the plants, and its height can reach 20 centimeters. These works fall on the period from late May to mid-June. Some time before planting the seedlings of Rinda cabbage in the open ground, it can be hardened - left in the open air for 2-3 hours, and before planting, the Rinda cabbage f1 should also be in an open area.
The beds must be prepared in a well-lit area. And the sun should preferably stay there throughout the day. Loamy and clayey soils are most suitable for mid-season varieties, it is not recommended to plant this variety of cabbage as the same territories where crops such as radishes and radishes, turnip mustard, as well as rutabagas or any other varieties of cabbage, as they require a large amount of minerals, and after them the soils are sufficiently depleted, therefore they need restoration, feeding and regular saturation.
In the autumn, it is best to dig up the soil, and in the spring, as soon as the soil thaws and warms up, it is necessary to walk on the soil with a rake. Cabbage, by the way, does not tolerate acidic soils at all, which should also be borne in mind in the selection and preparation of territories. If the gardener intends to reduce acidity, then it is best to add dolomite flour to the soil.
Rinda cabbage variety is placed in holes, the distance between which should be about 30 centimeters. If a gardener plants a plant more often, then he must understand that the plant simply does not have enough space in order to develop normally, and this will affect the size of the fruits and their endurance. It is best to place peat and sand, humus and wood ash in the holes before planting in order to create the most suitable soil composition for the successful growth of cabbage.After the seedlings have been planted in open ground, they should be watered well and abundantly.
Rinda cabbage f1: photo of the variety
Of course, after the variety has been planted in open ground, it should be provided with some care conditions. Rinda cabbage is very much in need of regular moisture, as well as some nutrients that affect its growth and development of heads of cabbage. This variety is especially sensitive to watering, as well as to the fact that it must be fed with minerals. There should be a lot of moisture, watering is best done in the evenings. If the dry hot weather persists, then this should be done once every three days. After watering is over, the soil around the cabbage must be slightly loosened so that moisture does not stagnate in the upper layers of the soil. If the grower wants to maintain a high level of moisture, then it is best to add mulch.
Top dressing is another important step in caring for the Rinda f1 cabbage variety. To do this, it is necessary to start it from the moment the cabbage is in the seedling stage of its development. it is best to prepare a fertilizer, which consists of a mixture of several components, including potassium sulphide, superphosphate, ammonium nitrate. These components have an excellent effect on the growth of seedlings, on strengthening the root system.
Substances mix and dissolve in a liter of water. The solution should be applied very carefully, since any mistake can lead to plant burns. In order to prevent this, you should first water the soil with plain water, and then add a concentrated solution. After about two weeks, it is recommended to repeat the feeding, but the dose of substances should be increased, since the plant grows, and needs a larger amount of introduced substances and components.
Due to potassium and phosphorus, Rinda cabbage is better adapted to the natural conditions of open ground. During the season, it is best to feed the cabbage twice more, gradually increasing the amount of substances contained in the solution. When the active formation of the head begins, it is best to prepare another complex feeding. To do this, one bucket of water requires eight grams of potassium sulfate, ten grams of superphosphate, as well as 4 grams of urea. All components will strengthen the plant, stabilize its condition during the period of active formation of the plant and the head itself.
Rinda f1 cabbage is susceptible to attacks by pests, but rather not because of the characteristics of the variety, but because of the specificity of the species itself and the shape of the plant. The main pests are mucus and caterpillars, as well as aphids. Immediately after the seedlings are planted in open ground, they should be powdered with ash. You can add tobacco dust to the ash, it will scare off pests with its smell, which will reduce the chances that they, in principle, dare to attack the plant. Against caterpillars, you can also prepare a solution based on tomato tops.
Mint and marigolds, sage and cilantro, as well as other plants that have a spicy aroma, can be planted in the vicinity of the cabbage territories. This smell scares away aphids and butterflies, slugs. At the same time, the aroma is quite attractive for beneficial insects, which include lacewing and ladybugs. Thus, the plant as a whole is quite stable, there are many positive reviews from gardeners and those who have grown this variety at least once. They emphasize its relative unpretentiousness, as well as the fact that, as a result, large, stable heads of cabbage are obtained, which have not only excellent external qualities, but also an excellent taste.
Rinda cabbage f1: gardeners' reviews of the variety
- Kristina Alekseevna, Chelyabinsk region: “Rinda f1 took cabbage seeds for a sample, since I traditionally grow another cabbage variety. I can say that I really liked growing the variety, it is not difficult at all. It is enough just to follow the care measures, to make top dressing.We use heads of cabbage fresh for summer salads, and we also use them to prepare a wide variety of vegetable dishes, pies, starter cultures and pickles. The taste is perfect everywhere, and I think this is a huge advantage of Rinda cabbage. "
- Leonid Petrovich, Samara region: “There is only one variety of cabbage growing in my garden, and that is Rinda cabbage. I like that the heads of cabbage are moderately large, they don't get sick so often, and the taste is very pleasant. Here's a tip: Store your Rinda cabbage crop in a cool, dry place. In such an environment (in the basement, cellar), heads of cabbage can lie for up to four months, their appearance and taste will remain unchanged from this. Without observing these conditions, the harvest of Rinda cabbage lasted several times less ”.