Cucumis sativus L.
Brand: PNOS
Packaged:5,0 g
Availability:In Stock
1.95€
Ex Tax: 1.60€
Cucumber "Zephyr" F1.
A bee-pollinated hybrid of a cucumber for open ground and film greenhouses.
The main lash is long (2-2.5 m), forms up to 4-5 lateral shoots. When growing in a greenhouse, it is recommended to pinch the main whip above the trellis, and the side ones above the 2-3 knot.
Early maturing: begins to bear fruit 43-49 days after germination. Fruits are cylindrical,  9-12 cm long, 3-4 cm in diameter, weighing 87-104 g. The flesh is crispy.
The taste of fresh fruits is 4.6-5 points on a five-point scale. Fruits without bitterness, retain marketable qualities for a long time.
The fruits have an excellent taste, suitable for all types of canning and home cooking. Due to the evenness of the fruits, they do not need to be calibrated when canning and salting, they look great in jars. The fruits do not lose their qualities for a long time, which facilitates their storage and transportation.
The hybrid is resistant to anthracnose, tolerant to bacteriosis and olive spot.
1 gram contains 35-50 seeds.

Did you know that... the best predecessors for cucumber are early vegetables: white cabbage or cauliflower, tomatoes, green cultures, early potatoes, legumes (except beans). 
It is not recommended to sow cucumber after cucumber and other pumpkin crops (pumpkin, zucchini, squash), as this leads to the accumulation of specific phytopathogens in the soil. 
Cucumber, in turn, is a good predecessor for most vegetable crops, except pumpkin. Correct rotation of crops in the garden is the key to getting a harvest!

* Early cucumber.
Using the seedling method, the first fruits can be obtained 3-4 weeks ahead of schedule.
Plants are planted in a greenhouse or garden bed at the age of 20-25 days. The seedlings should have 4-5 leaves by this time. 
Cucumbers, like other pumpkins, really do not like transplanting, and this must be taken into account. Soon after emergence, when the first true leaf begins to form, the plants should be planted in pots. 
For 3-week-old seedlings, containers with a volume of 0.6-0.7 liters are quite sufficient. In this case, the roots completely penetrate the earthen ball, and it does not disintegrate when transplanted. The roots in this state are almost not injured, and the seedlings take root better.
Cucumbers are quite demanding on soil fertility even at a very early age, so the first fertilizing with complex mineral fertilizer should be done after the formation of the second true leaf.
And one more thing: cucumbers require high air humidity, so it is useful to periodically spray the leaves of the seedlings.

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