Cucumis sativus L.
Brand: PNOS
Packaged:1,0 g
Availability:In Stock
Ex Tax: 4.15€
Greenhouse salad cucumber "Caruso" F1.
Semi-long hybrid for salad purposes.
Resistance: CCu (cucumber scab), CMV (cucumber mosaic virus).
Purpose: for fresh consumption and canning
Recommended for growing in plastic greenhouses with a garter.
Growing conditions.
Sowing to a depth of 1-2 cm. Seeds begin to germinate at + 13 + 15 ° С, the optimum temperature for development is + 25 + 30 ° С. The culture is warm and moisture-loving, placed in lighted places protected from cold winds.
Soils: light, fertile, rich in humus.
Care: watering with warm water, combining them every 10 days with top dressing, weeding, loosening.
The crop is harvested as the fruit ripens.

They are oblong, elongated-ovoid and oval in shape; they are flattened, with a pointed nose; their surface is smooth, shiny, white with a yellowish tint; the length is on average 9.1 mm, width - 3.7 mm, thickness - 1.5 mm, and the weight of 1000 seeds is 20-40 g (1 g = 40 seeds). 
Upon closer inspection, a cucumber seed consists of an embryo and a covering shell. The embryo is quite large, it contains two cotyledons, and between them, on the side of the seed nose, there is a bud and a root.
Imagine: an average of 200-300 seeds are formed in one cucumber fruit. They are very rich in fat and protein. They contain 32-35% fat, 28-36% protein, but very little starch, 2-5%. A small amount of sugars (1-3%) gives them a pleasant sweetish taste. During swelling, the seeds absorb relatively little water - 68.5-76% of their own weight. Their complete saturation with moisture at +25°C occurs within 24 hours, and at lower temperatures, for example at +12°C, the duration of swelling increases to 82 hours.
Cucumber seeds require heat during germination. At +10+12°C only single ones germinate. They germinate normally and completely only at +18+24°C, in which case 3 days are enough for them. An increase in temperature to +34+40°C leads to a slight decrease in their germination, and at +44°C they do not germinate.
It is advisable to warm the seeds before sowing - this increases their yield. Warming up causes a significant loss of moisture in them, leading to their qualitative change, for example, to an increase in the quality of female flowers. In addition, warming significantly inhibits the development of pathogens of diseases such as anthracnose, ascochyta, and bacteriosis.
“We deliberately overdry cucumber and melon seeds and use the older ones for sowing, which have been preserved for 4-5 years, because the plants obtained from sowing such seeds are more productive.” (I. Michurin).
Heat the seeds at a temperature of +50+70°C. Of course, it is quite difficult to maintain such a temperature, however, under these conditions, the seeds must be kept for two (!) hours. Short-term heating at high temperatures can be replaced by long-term (30-40 days) heating at a lower temperature (+35+45°C). If desired, you can always find a warm place in the room: near the stove or central heating radiator, for example.

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