Amur is a parthenocarpic hybrid created by the domestic seed company Manul. In the State Register of breeding achievements included in the year 2000. Contrary to the name, it is admitted to cultivation in all regions. Like the eponymous full-flowing river, this variety provides a powerful stream, but not water, but cucumbers. This is a very early "sprinter". It begins to bear fruit on the 37–40 day after sprouting. Most of the crop gives for a month, and cucumbers grow immediately along the entire length of the whip. In each bosom of the leaf, 1–2 fetuses are formed. Bouquetiness is especially pronounced on the first ovaries.
1–2 cucumbers grow in each sinus, fruiting occurs immediately on the entire whip.
Another feature is branch self-regulation, i.e. at first, the main whip actively grows, and only after the main crop yields on it the stepchildren begin to grow. They continue to bear fruit, but not so abundant. Formation is reduced to a minimum, stepchildren can not pinch. Bush Amur vigorous, leaves of medium size, with smooth edges or weak waviness.
Ovaries form without pollination. Zelentsy in technical ripeness weighs 90–110 g, grows up to 12–15 cm in length. Pubescence on the skin frequent, tubercles small. The taste is rated "good" and "excellent." Cupid receives positive feedback for the taste and fresh, and in canned. Pickled cucumbers are well kept, banks do not explode. There is a minus - this hybrid is created for those who can often visit their garden. Crop should be harvested every 1-2 days, otherwise cucumbers outgrow, become rude and tasteless.
In the State Register and sale there is a cucumber with a similar name Amur 1801. These are also parthenocarpic hybrids with similar characteristics. One of the few differences is that the description does not mention self-regulated branching.
Cupid is valued for its precocity, a tendency to a tuft ovary, it does not require formation and is resistant to many diseases of cucumbers: false and true powdery mildew, root rot, cladoosporia, mosaic. Productivity - 12–14 kg / m². Suitable for growing in greenhouses, greenhouses and in open ground. Cold resistance and formation of ovaries without pollination allow Amur to grow well and bear fruit, even in winter, on windowsills. This hybrid is grown and private farmers for personal consumption, and farmers for sale.
Features of growing
The seeds of Amur are sold in colored shells, i.e. processed. Soak and germinate them do not need. Shoots appear quickly and together. Grow this early hybrid by sowing, defining a permanent place immediately. The optimal time is two weeks before the day when frost stops in your area. In the open field above the garden set a temporary shelter of arcs and film or agrofibre. You can cover the holes with halves of plastic bottles. Remove these protective structures with the arrival of stable heat and install a trellis or stakes.
Before frosts and in the greenhouse does not hurt to be safe: cover the cucumbers
If there is no desire and opportunity to build greenhouses and hotbeds, constantly open and close them, then sow Amur seeds in an open area when frosts stop. Cupid can be planted: until mid-June in the middle lane and Siberia, before the beginning of July in the southern regions.
Variants of landing Cupid:
- On a bed in a greenhouse or open field. Dig up the ground beforehand by adding a bucket of humus and a glass of wood ash to 1 m².
- On a compost heap, in a box, bags, barrels. The containers should be filled with natural garbage: weeds, fallen leaves, household waste, sprigs, etc. From above, pour a layer of garden soil mixed with humus or compost in a 1: 1 ratio.
It is recommended to place 3 plants per 1 m 2 of greenhouse on the originator's website, 4–5 plants in open ground. In the standard 200 liter barrel fit 3-4 Cupid, in the bag - 1-2. The scourge must be tied up to vertical supports, and placed in high containers when landing, they should hang freely down. When grown in spreading, when the stalks lie on damp ground, the leaves may become stained with peronosporosis, despite resistance to disease. Fruits will rot and attract slugs.
Video: how easy it is to tie cucumbers
Care is simple. The hybrid intensively bears fruit only 4 weeks. During this period, need abundant watering. In dry weather, pour out every day - up to 20 liters per 1 m², you can arrange for sprinkling. Feeding is sufficient 2–3, necessarily complex fertilizers. Give the first after the appearance of the first flowers and repeat at an interval of 7-10 days. Buy in the store special mixtures of micro / macroelements for cucumbers: Agricola, Fertik, BioHumus, Zdravina, etc. Fermented fermentation of nettle or other weeds is a good alternative. The grass in the process of growth pulls out nutrients from the earth, during the infusion and fermentation, they pass into the water. When the infusion becomes similar to the look and smell of slurry, dilute it with water in a ratio of 1: 5. Feed the cucumbers - 1.5–2 l under the bush.
Grass, flooded with water, begins to ferment thanks to wild yeast
To collect Cupid cucumbers not for a month, but twice as long, grow this hybrid in a conveyor way or in two waves. For example, make the first crop in mid-May, the second - in a month. This is often the case for farmers who are trying to market this sought-after variety with a short fruiting season. For personal consumption, one sowing is enough.
Harvesting and processing
Before you decide to plant Cupid, assess your capabilities: will you have time to quickly process a large number of cucumbers. From one bush per month you will collect 3–4 kg of greens, these are 30–40 pieces, from ten bushes - 300–400 pieces, etc. Need to collect at least every 2-3 days, very carefully. It is better to pick another small cucumber than to look through and get an overgrown cucumber with a coarse skin. These cucumbers are well stored and transported, which is why Cupid is often sold in markets and shops.
Cupid will allow you to quickly grow a big crop
The very first appointment - cooking salads. Yes, and just crunch a cucumber, just plucked from the garden, is also nice. Excess can be stored in the refrigerator for about a week. Pre-wash and place cucumbers in cellophane bags. Zelentsy is traditionally lightly salted and rolled up for the winter, making snacks, added to pickle, solyanka and okroshka. You can freeze the whole cucumbers, and in the winter, when you need to, get and grate to add to the soup, pizza and other dishes. Do not rush to throw out overgrown fruits, make a simple harvest "Cucumbers in cucumbers." They say her taste is “from childhood”: it resembles barrel pickled cucumbers.
Planting Cupid F1, cucumber cucumber and banks did not explode. In the greenhouse planted.
Last year I planted Amur, I liked it. Very hardy, and almost does not give stepsons, all on the main stem and many times in a row. The main disadvantage was bitter, but in 2011, they were normal, and in the past they were bitter, they bought seeds once and one lot. Though people took it bitter, they say “they taste bitter, but better than purchased ones”
Cupid F1-gherkin type, dark green, with millions of sharp small bumps. You tear off the whip, crush the pimples with your hand (optional) - and gnaw (without departing from the cash register) - beauty. And in the bank behave decently.
At Amur say 37–38 days after germination, something like this is. But Cupid, I stopped sowing on the earliest footprint. reason - it must be torn without delay, otherwise it becomes rude if it outgrows.
This is not to say that Cupid is the dream of any gardener. It will be appreciated by those who prefer a close return of the crop to a gradual one. Also, this hybrid is worth growing, if the plot is located next to the house, if all summer you live in the country. In the care of this variety is simple, but within a month it is necessary to approach the garden bed every 1-2 days to water and harvest.
This hybrid of the ultra early ripening period is the product of the hands of Dutch breeders working on the agricultural farm Bejo Zaden. As can be understood from the letters F1 in the name, it is a hybrid of the first generation. From their parents cucumber "Amur F1" took all the best characteristics and surpassed them in terms of yield and disease resistance. In Russia, the hybrid was registered in 2000.
Characteristic and distinctive features
To understand what constitutes a cucumber "Cupid F1", consider its description and features of agricultural engineering.
The bushes of this hybrid are powerful, tall, but weakly branched. The branches are strong, do not break even under heavy fruit. The leaves are medium, green, with smooth edges, pubescent. Up to 8 ovaries form in one node."Cupid F1" has parthenocarpic flowering, it is dominated by female flowers. It means that with this variety you need to plant a pollinator. Otherwise, the hybrid will give a lot of flowers, but few cucumbers.
As we have already noted, the variety belongs to the early maturity - the period from the appearance of the first sprouts to the fruiting phase is 37–40 days.
Fruits have a length of 13 to 15 cm and a mass of 90-130 g. They are oval-shaped and dark green in color with slightly noticeable whitish stripes and white spikes. Their skin is thin.
The flesh of the fruit is juicy, fleshy, aromatic. They have excellent taste, no bitterness. Even in the form of overgrown, they do not lose their taste and color. Fruit ripening can occur in several pieces at a time. Hybrid belongs to the salad varieties. However, it can also be used for pickling, salting. Suitable for long term storage.
The variety is characterized by high yield - up to 25 kg per 1 square. m, in the southern regions - up to 28 kg.The hybrid is suitable for cultivation under the open sky (it is pollinated by bees), by agrofibre, in film or polycarbonate greenhouses. Preference should be given to film growing or in greenhouses, because when bees are pollinated, fruits of irregular, curved shape can form. "Cupid F1" can be grown seedling and seedless ways.
Advantages and disadvantages of the hybrid
As in the case of any variety, growing the Amur F1 has both advantages and disadvantages.
Among the advantages, we note:
- beautiful product appearance,
- good taste, no bitterness,
- resistance to diseases such as cladosporia, mosaic, root rot, powdery mildew,
- good fruit transportability,
- long maturation,
- self-regulation bush branching,
- the formation of a large number of ovaries - up to 8 at each node,
- early maturity
- frost resistance
- universality of use
- undemanding to fertilizers.
The disadvantages of a hybrid include:
- demanding of soil fertility,
- need for regular watering.
Growing cucumbers by seedless method
When planting directly into the open ground, it is better for cucumbers to pick up a well-lit area. However, it can also stay in a light shade, for example, under sparse crowns of trees. As for the predecessors, It is better to plant cucumbers after potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, corn, onions, and peas. It is undesirable to plant the "Cupid F1" in the place where pumpkin cultures were previously grown. This is fraught with the development of diseases and infection with common pests.
The soil at the site of planting should be loose, light, well hydrated, neutral in acidity.
It is necessary to fertilize the land that is planned to be planted for planting cucumbers. So, in the fall, after collecting all plant residues, for digging into 1 square. m make manure (10 kg), potassium salt (25 g), superphosphate (40 g). In the spring, fertilizing is carried out using ammonium nitrate (15–20 g). Immediately before planting, wood ash is placed in the wells. You also need to shed the soil with a preventive purpose from ailments and harmful insects with a solution of copper sulfate - 1 tablespoon to 1 bucket of water. The consumption of working fluid - 2 liters per 1 square. m
Seeds are planted in the soil already warmed up to +12 ° С. Typically, this temperature is set in the second decade of May in the middle lane and in early May in other regions.
Hardened and germinated seeds should be placed in previously made holes to a depth of 2–4 cm, 2-3 pieces in each. The wells fall asleep and pour. Planting must be covered with a film to avoid the negative effects of low temperatures, to maintain optimum humidity and to obtain friendly shoots.
The film will need to be removed after the main seedling appears. After this, thinning is required, which is produced by pinching.
Peculiarities of care
As you know, cucumbers are fastidious plants in their care. To achieve a good harvest, you will literally sweat. The list of mandatory care procedures includes:
- soil loosening,
- top dressing
- preventive spraying against pests and diseases.
The big plus of the described hybrid is that it weakly branches, so the need for the formation of a bush it disappears. Whether to use a trellis to grow, each gardener decides for himself.
Watering, weeding and loosening the soil
For owners of cucumber beds you need to know that watering cucumbers should be done only with warm water. This also applies to the hybrid "Cupid F1". Water should be heated to + 17–20 ° С. Watering is necessary with a watering can with a spray, preferably in the evening, so that water droplets that fall on the leaves do not provoke the occurrence of burns. Recommended watering rates for cucumbers:
- at the stage before flowering - 5–10 l per 1 sq. m. m,
- at the fruiting stage - 15–20 l per 1 sq. m. m
Before flowering, you will need to water the vegetables every 4 days, during flowering - every 3 days, and in the fruiting phase - daily.
It is necessary to ensure that the soil is constantly wet. If this effect cannot be achieved, then it is necessary to reduce the intervals between irrigation and increase the volume of liquid. Insufficient watering affects the taste of cucumbers, they may appear light bitterness.
Along with moistening, cucumbers will need regular soil loosening and weed removal.
The implementation of mulching makes it easier for the gardener to take care of cucumbers. It is done to protect the root system in case of a decrease in temperature, to eliminate the appearance of weeds, to increase the yield, to preserve moisture. The soil under the mulch bushes do not need to loosen. And ripe cucumbers will not lie on the muddy ground, but on clean bedding. The best mulch for cucumbers will be dry grass and sawdust. You can also use peat, a special synthetic material, polyethylene. A natural mulch is put after emergence of shoots and constantly replenishes it. Synthetic mulch is spread onto the soil before planting.
Despite the resistance to many diseases, cucumbers "Cupid F1" can suffer fusarium wilt, powdery mildew, gray, white and root rot.
To protect the garden from powdery mildew, it is necessary to ensure that the plants do not freeze slightly, and in case of a decrease or temperature jumps, use agrofibre to cover. When infected, treatment should be carried out with Fitosporin, a 20% solution of colloidal sulfur. The preventive straits of the earth (even before planting cucumbers) with Fitosporin should protect against fusarium wilt.
Rot can be avoided by selecting the right water temperature for irrigation, avoiding thick planting, spreading weeds, eliminating water stagnation, preventing freezing of vegetables. You can fight with gray rot with “Fitosporin”, with white with “Topaz”, with the root with a solution of blue vitriol (10 g / 1 l of water).
Preventive spraying against common diseases is carried out with “Kurzat”, “Alirin-B”, “Tanos”, and “Tiovit Jet” granules. Of the pests for cucumbers dangerous whitefly, sprout flies, spider mites, tobacco thrips, gall nematodes, springtail. To combat them, you must use suitable insecticides:
For the season, cucumbers will need 3 root dressings:
- 3 weeks after landing - dilute 5 g of ammonium sulfate, 15 g of ammonium nitrate, 1 g of magnesium sulphate, 15 g of potassium sulphate, 30 g of superphosphate in 10 liters of water.
- In the flowering period - put 10 g of ammonium nitrate, 10 g of superphosphate, 30 g of potassium sulfate, 10 g of ammonium sulfate, 2 g of magnesium sulfate in 10 l of water.
- During the fruiting period - the composition of top dressing is the same as during flowering, or 4 tablespoons of urea and 1 cup of wood ash diluted in 10 liters of water (consumption - 3 liters per 1 sq. M).
You can make 1 foliar feeding from 5 g of urea diluted in 10 liters of water, 10 g of nitroammophoshka or the same amount of water - 10 g of urea, 6 g of magnesium sulphate, 6 g of superphosphate.
To find out exactly what substances your cucumbers lack, you should carefully observe their appearance. So, if you notice that the lower leaves on the bushes turn yellow, and cucumbers grow irregularly shaped and with lighter skinned, then this is a possible sign that the plant lacks nitrogen. Проблему можно решить, удобрив овощ 2 столовыми ложками мочевины, разведенными в 1 ведре воды. Расход — 0,5 л под каждый куст.
При усыхании молодых листьев и отсутствии развития боковых побегов необходимо внести под растения фосфор — 3 столовых ложки суперфосфата, разведенных в 10 л воды. Расход — 0,5 л под каждый корень. Формирование грушевидных плодов и желтая кайма на листьях свидетельствуют о дефиците калия. It can be replenished with 1 cup of ash diluted in 1 bucket of water. Consumption - 3 liters per 1 square. m
The twisting of leaves, the withering of fruits and the shedding of flowers are a clear sign of a lack of calcium. Fertilizing bushes 3 tablespoons of calcium nitrate, diluted in 10 liters of water, its deficit can be filled. Consumption - 0.5 liters under each bush.
Garter on the trellis
Many gardeners prefer to grow cucumbers on the trellis. For this you need to tie the lash to the supports during the growing season. There is no need to do pinching.
The garter allows you to save space in the garden or in the greenhouse, prevents the development of certain diseases, simplifies the collection of fruits. Tie a whip when they reach a length of 30 cm and they already have 4–5 full leaves. There are 2 ways to carry out this procedure:
- Vertical - set support in the form of the letter “P”, the ropes are attached to the upper crossbar, to which the rods are attached.
- Horizongtal - metal poles are placed on opposite sides of the bed, between the ends of which several rows of strong ropes or fabric strips are pulled, along which whips are let.
Characteristics and description
Cupid F1 is a hybrid cucumber, bred by the Dutch seed company Bejo Zaden. It was included in the State Register in 2000 and allowed for cultivation throughout Russia. It can be cultivated in garden plots, homestead or plots of small farms.
This is an early hybrid, the first greens can be plucked as early as 37-40 days after the plants have risen. Cupid refers to parthenocarpic hybrids of the female type of flowering.
The description of a cucumber Cupid F1 from an originator and its characteristics:
- bush indeterminantny, characterized by strong growth, but with a weak formation of whips,
- the leaf is of medium size, with slightly pronounced wrinkles and even, not wavy edges, green color,
- prone to beam formation of ovaries, in one node can form up to 8 pcs.,
- short green shrub (9-12 cm), fusiform,
- its surface with small tubercles, not pronounced bright stripes that reach the middle of the fruit and white pubescence,
- cucumber taste is good and excellent,
- has resistance to PTO, powdery mildew, root rot, cladosporia,
- tolerant to perinospora.
The yield of the hybrid Cupid is high - 12-14 kg per square meter. m with a mass of one green of 90-110 g
The harvest of green leaves can be used mainly for the preparation of ordinary salads, but you can also cook various home-made preparations with them: preservation, pickling.
Agrotehnika cultivation and care
You can grow plants of this hybrid as sowing seeds directly into the ground, and through seedlings. The latter method is preferable, because with it you can speed up the harvest, which is important for early culture. Cucumber seeds are sown starting from the end of April and ending in the middle of the next month. For them prepare pots, cups or tapes. The containers are filled with fertile soil, which can be purchased in vegetable stores or they prepare soil mixture with their own hands from garden soil, peat, humus, sand or sawdust and mineral fertilizers.
When preparing seeds for sowing, they are disinfected in a 1% solution of potassium permanganate and left in a damp cloth for germination. When they germinate, they are carefully laid out in 1-2 pieces. in each pot to a depth of no more than 2 cm, watered and sprinkled with earth on top. In order to seedlings appear faster, the seed container covered with a film and put in a warm place. When they appear, the pots are transferred to a room with a temperature not higher than + 20 ... + 23 ° С. Watered cucumber seedlings moderately, when drying the top layer of soil. It is best to irrigate it from the spray. Feed the plants 2 weeks after germination, using complex fertilizers.
Cucumber seedlings are planted on cucumbers on garden or greenhouse beds when it reaches 1 month. When planting maintain a distance of 35-40 cm in rows and 50 cm - between the rows. Young plants are buried on seedbed leaves. Water is poured into each well (approximately 1 liter) and sprinkled with seedlings.
When planting Amur cucumber seeds immediately into the ground, sowing begins only after the earth warms to a temperature of at least 15-17 ° C. The site where cucumbers will grow is chosen such where the solanaceous, onion, bean, green, but not pumpkin cultures grew before. The soil for cucumbers is pre-fertilized with mineral fertilizers or organic matter in the fall or in the spring. For example, 10 kg of manure, 25 g of potassium salt and 40 g of superphosphate are introduced into it (per 1 sq. M.). In the spring, 15-20 g of ammonium nitrate are additionally added to the soil, and when sowing seeds or planting seedlings, a handful of ashes is put in each hole.
Care of cucumbers Amur in any method of cultivation: in the open field or in the greenhouse is simple and consists of mandatory watering, dressing, soil loosening, treatments from pests and diseases, regular harvesting. Water these plants immediately after planting and before they take root often, then the frequency is reduced, and after the formation of the mass ovary begins to water more often. Use distilled water at room temperature.
Top dressing is carried out 3 times per season: 2 weeks after the seedlings are planted, before the start of flowering and during the beginning of the mass fruiting of all plants. Fertilizers for cucumbers are used both organic and synthetic origin, that is, they water the bushes with slurry and ash solution or with a solution of mineral fertilizers, diluting them in accordance with the instructions for use. After the next watering, the land must be loosened so that a crust does not form on it, and weeds do not grow. In order not to loosen the earth often, it is mulched with hay, straw or similar plant materials.
If necessary, cucumber plants are treated with fungicides or insecticides against insect pests. The collection of green leaves is carried out as they grow: they tear down all the fruits that have reached the standard size and send them for processing or short storage.
Description of a grade of cucumbers Cupid F1
Cupid F1 - parthenokarpichesky grade, mainly, salad destination. It begins to bear fruit after 37–40 days after the appearance of mass shoots. The average yield is 12–15 kg / m 2, and, under suitable conditions and appropriate care, up to 25–28 kg / m 2.
The plant is vigorous, with underdeveloped branching. The leaves are medium, green, slightly wrinkled and almost do not worry along the edge.
Fleshy cucumbers, very fragrant. Fruits are fusiform. The skin is dark green, with faint light strips. On the surface are small tubercles with white spines. In each leaf sinus grows up to 5 cucumbers. Fruit size does not exceed 15 cm. Weight up to 115 g.
Site selection and soil preparation
When choosing a place for planting cucumbers, it is necessary to give preference to places well lit, protected from drafts. The soil should be structural, enriched with organic matter. Sandy soils, light loam and black soil are considered ideal.
The best predecessors for cucumbers are legumes and cereals.
Preparation of the beds consists in loosening the soil and adding organic fertilizers to each well. All this is done on the eve of planting cucumbers.
The advantages of this method are in obtaining earlier products. It must be remembered that cucumbers do not tolerate transplantation, so it is advisable to use peat pots or plastic cups for growing seedlings. The main points when growing cucumber seedlings:
- You should choose pots with a volume of about 400 ml. It is recommended to make holes in plastic cups to drain excess water.
- The soil should consist of garden soil, humus and river sand in the proportion of 2: 1: 0.5.
- To avoid pulling out seedlings, you need to maintain a constant temperature and daylight hours.
- In each tank you need to grow strictly one plant.
- Planting seedlings is required in a fairly warm moist soil.
With this method, plants better adapt to changeable weather conditions. Begin to bear fruit a couple of weeks later, but the volume of the crop is no worse than with the seedling method of cultivation.
Before planting, it is recommended to hold the seeds in a weak solution of potassium permanganate, then put it on a damp cloth and put it to germinate in a warm place. Crouched seeds are placed in prepared beds and sprinkled with a small amount of humus. For faster seedlings, the bed is recommended to cover with non-woven material.
The optimum frequency of planting in the greenhouse is 2-3 plants per 1 m 2, in the open ground - up to 5 pieces per square.
- In a bucket of water, dilute 1 tbsp. l urea and 60 g of superphosphate. Water under the root.
- 5 g of ammofoski or 10 g of diammofoski sprinkle on 1 m 2. Close up, loosening the ground
- 1 part litter per 15 parts water
- 1 part slurry to 8 parts water
- 1 part of cow or horse manure to 6 parts of water,
- 1 part herbal infusion for 5 parts water
- In a bucket of water, dilute 20 g of potassium nitrate, 30 g of ammonium nitrate and 40 g of superphosphate.
- In a bucket of water, dilute 1 cup of wood ash. Water the plants
Harvesting and storage
Cucumber variety Cupid F1 is not predisposed to overgrowing, so you can shoot the fruit every 3 days. Harvested in the early morning Zelentsy more elastic and better stored. In order not to damage the fragile lash, it is recommended to cut the fruit with a knife.
Cupid F1 stands out with excellent taste and aroma. Variety mainly salad destination, although it is quite suitable for preservation and salting.
Harvest well preserved on the lower shelf of the refrigerator for two weeks.
Try Cupid F1 - gherkin type, dark green, with millions of sharp little bumps. You tear off the whip, crush the pimples with your hand (optional) - and gnaw (without departing from the cash register) - beauty. And in the bank behave decently.
I tried growing cucumber “Cupid F1” for two years in a row, as I was highly recommended and praised. Sowed seeds directly in open ground on a high bed in the second half of May. In general, this hybrid did not cause me much trouble. Germination is excellent, the bushes developed and grew very vigorously, they bloomed early. The hybrid gherkin "Cupid F1" is really the first lower ovary formed bunches of three or four cucumbers in each, as indicated on the packaging of seeds. But in the future already tied only one cucumber per node. More “Cupid F1” cucumbers, though good for sale, but they are not very good at salting, I did not like.
I like this variety for its yield. It is adapted and can grow in all regions of the country. I plant the plant in the greenhouse. It is warm there, there are no sharp temperature differences. Cucumbers in the greenhouse are less sick. They do not require pollination, so the plants tie many fruits. I like cucumbers for their resistance to viral diseases. This enables me to collect early, good harvests of vegetables. My largest fruit reached at least 15 centimeters. Cucumbers have a presentation. They remain fresh for a long time. We drove a batch of cucumbers to children in another city. They drove intact and fresh. I like this variety for my taste. I eat fresh cucumbers, salt and pickle them.
He planted cucumber Cupid from Bejo Zaden, parthenokarpik and F1 - charm. And canned. He was planted in a greenhouse.
Cucumbers F1 Cup suitable for blocking, and for fresh summer salads. Juicy cucumbers, with the dizzying smell of fresh cucumber. I tried many different seeds, but these are out of competition. F1 - this, who does not know, self-pollinating seeds. The fruit grows somewhere 8-14 cm. Juicy, green and elastic cucumber. And these cucumbers, unlike others, are not very susceptible to any diseases. If you want to plant these seeds in the house during the cold season, then I advise you to put the pots on the south side. Otherwise they may simply dry out. I tried and was very pleased with the result. On the New Year, I made salad for my favorite cucumbers grown in indoor conditions for my beloved ones. So we smelled all over the house mandarins and fresh cucumbers.
Cucumber variety Cupid F1 will delight with an excellent crop of tasty fruits, even gardeners, novices. After all, he is absolutely not picky about growing conditions and is resistant to many evils. The collected fruits are beautifully stored and transported without loss of appearance within two weeks. Ideal for fresh consumption and preservation.
The main characteristics of the cucumber hybrid Cupid F1
One of the main properties of Amur is able to surprise even experienced summer residents: it belongs to ultra-early crops, the fruits have time to form and be ripe for 37-45 days after germination. At the same time, they ripen together, forming up to 8 cucumbers in one node. Their main parameters are:
Attention! In the description of the hybrid Cupid, you can often find the definition of "gherkin", which indicates the specific size of the fruit: no more than 9 cm. However, some gardeners say that they grow up to 15 cm in length. To feast on small cucumbers, it is best to harvest 2-3 times a week.
Cupid F1 is parthenkarpik with a female type of flowering, pollinated by bees. Indeterminate bush, powerful. It branches weakly, but it has the ability to independently regulate this process, so the plant can not be formed. The hybrid is grown using seed or seedlings.
It can be planted in open ground and in the greenhouse. In the first case, on 1 square. m should account for 4-5 bushes, if we are talking about a greenhouse, then no more than 3 plants should be planted on one “square”. Such recommendations are given by the firm breeder. Sowing, as a rule, is planned for the beginning of May, rooting of seedlings - for the end of the last spring month.
Pros and cons of a hybrid. Reviews of summer residents
Among the main advantages of Cupid F1:
- Pleasant taste of the fruit and their good appearance. Cucumbers smooth, dense, uniform.
- Unpretentiousness. The hybrid does not require reverent care and special conditions, but the fundamentals of agrotechnology still need to be observed: water, loosen and mulch the soil, feed, and remove weeds.
- A high percentage of seed germination.
- Good growth and early flowering culture.
- Resistance to different temperatures. Cupid is considered to be cold-resistant, however, it will also tolerate hot weather.
- Long-term fruiting and abundant yields.
- Good transportability and a high degree of keeping quality. For several days, cucumbers do not lose any external qualities or taste. Due to the fact that the fruits do not turn yellow, you can transport them over long distances.
Of the minuses summer residents note the following:
- Bundles of 3-4 pieces, the fruit knotted only in the upper nodes. In the bottom often happens on 1 piece.
- The skin of cucumbers is thick.
- In canned form, they are less tasty than fresh. Although if you make salted cucumbers, it turns out well.
According to various sources, from 1 square. m. can be collected from 14 to 25 kg of cucumbers. Yields are affected by weather conditions, the growing region, and the “place of residence” of bushes: open or closed ground, etc. But due to the fact that this culture is very early, sometimes it is planted in two turns. Those who do not have a summer cottage, successfully grow Cupid F1 on the balcony or windowsill. In the "home" conditions, the productive hybrid also shows good results.