Having come to the store for the seeds of cucumbers, it is difficult to immediately determine the purchase. If you believe the words of the manufacturer, then all types are beautiful and give a rich harvest, but this advertisement is not credible. Feedback from summer residents will be more reliable, but rarely there is time to re-read hundreds of forum posts. In this case, will help the selection of the best plants.
They will allow you to compare several popular types of cucumber and choose the one that suits most. For example, it is useful to learn about hybrids obtained by crossing two varieties — such vegetables have high yields, are resistant to diseases, and withstand temperature fluctuations.
Those who love fresh fruit straight from the garden should pay attention to this hybrid. The length of the lashes is limited to 50-60 cm in open ground conditions and up to a meter in the closed.
If the bushes tie up, they are able to reach a length of 4-5 meters.
The variety has an early harvest and a long fruiting period. This means that you can enjoy the sweet taste in May and in August.
Vegetable like many gardeners for a small size up to 10 centimeters, which is convenient for cutting and canning. Also, the fruits do not lose their shape after processing with hot marinade and look beautiful in a jar. You can keep the harvest fresh, because it will not yellow and will not acquire bitterness.
You can get this result only by adhering to the rules of growing a F1 Herman hybrid:
- First you need to prepare the seedlings, then plant it at a distance of 30-40 cm between the bushes.
- You should not forget about watering, weeding and the formation of bushes.
- The most important factor for these plants is temperature - they are suitable for warm regions or for growing in a greenhouse.
Residents of a temperate climate should opt for a hybrid Prestige. It is able to develop rapidly even at low temperatures and does not suffer from the instability of the weather. Thanks to the careful work of breeders, these shrubs are resistant to most diseases and pests. As in the case of F1 Hermann, the plant gives up to 25 kilograms of small cucumbers from one bush.
The length of ripe vegetables does not exceed 10 centimeters, and the weight is 90 grams. The juicy pulp inside the fruit has a pleasant taste in fresh and canned form.
The only minus of the hybrid can be called a large number of small thorns on greens, which makes harvesting less comfortable, but this skin will allow you to store the product for a long time.
Resistance to frost plants allows gardeners not to waste time on seedlings, and sow the seeds immediately into the soil. The bushes grown up to 2 meters will be unpretentious in leaving and will surprise with the long period of return of fruits.
A hybrid with a female name has not at all female resistance. It easily tolerates frosts and is not amenable to disease. Best of all, the bushes are suitable for open gardens and greenhouses without a heating system. The length of lashes in open conditions is slightly more than half a meter, in greenhouses - up to a meter.
Even in cold conditions, the plant will produce fruit on the 40th day after the sprout.
Cucumbers will grow small, up to 8 centimeters, and their consistency will be quite dense. These characteristics suggest that F1 Masha is great for blanks for the winter.
Even an aspiring gardener can grow such a hybrid. It is enough to moisturize the soil once a few days and often remove the fruit to stimulate the emergence of new ovaries. Even if we forget about vegetables for a while, their size will not exceed 11 centimeters, and the color will not turn yellow, because there are no seeds inside the fruit. A special feature of F1 hybrids is the inability to obtain seeds for further reproduction, which is also worth remembering when choosing this species.
When buying seeds for planting, you need to take into account not only personal preferences, but also climatic conditions, soil conditions and the ability to care for the garden. These criteria will help weed out unsuitable hybrids and select those whose harvest will definitely not disappoint.