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Characteristics and description of cucumber variety Ekol f1

Most people in our country cucumbers are the most popular garden crop. Such demand and popularity of the culture constantly encourages breeders to invent innovative varietal varieties that are becoming more and more refined. After all, a large selection of such vegetable varieties provokes ever greater demands on the fruits of consumers. Especially love from vegetable growers and consumers won small and neat cucumbers variety Ecolewhich perfectly are suitable not only for the fresh use, but also for winter salting.

Description and characteristics of the variety

This variety variety maturing is mid-season. Crop begin to collect 45 days after planting seeds.

Culture does not require pollination. The plant is compact, in one sinus can form from 3 to 5 fruits.

According to the description, the fruits are hilly rich in green color, in sizes that do not exceed 7 cm. Fruits can safely be called mini gherkins.

Taste characteristics - excellent. Vegetables are juicy and sweet, crispy and fragrant. They can be used both fresh and processed: pickled or pickled.

Small cucumbers look very nice in jars rolled up for the winter and do not lose their excellent taste properties, both fresh and processed.

The pulp of the fruit is very dense and resistant to cracking. During heat treatment, they retain their density without forming voids inside. This is a very valuable quality, which comes to mind hostesses, harvesting winter salting.

Productivity varieties incredibly high. With good care from one square meter to 17-18 kg of ripe juicy fruits.

The variety is mid-season, does not require pollination, high-yielding

If you prefer to collect pickles, then in this case, the yield will be at least 8 kg per square meter.

This culture is universal not only in the use of ripe vegetables, but also in their cultivation. The plant can be successfully grown both in open ground and in greenhouses.

Genetically, there is no bitterness in the fruit. The breeder also managed to achieve high resistance to such common diseases as downy mildew, cladosporia, and cucumber mosaic.

Harvest is best collected when the fruits reach 5-7 cm. In overgrown form, vegetables lose their flavor.

Advantages and disadvantages of Ecole cucumber

This type has many advantages:

  1. High yield.
  2. Short growing season.
  3. Long fruiting.
  4. Excellent presentation of the fruit.
  5. Universality of fruit growing.
  6. Versatile use of vegetables.
  7. High resistance to diseases.
  8. Long shelf life.
  9. Excellent transportable features.
  10. Thin skin and lack of bitterness in the fruit.
  11. Resistance to cracking and voids.
  12. Drought resistance and cold resistance.
Advantages of the variety: high yield and long shelf life, thin skin and no bitterness

Planting and growing

This type of cucumber, like most of these crops, loves loose soil with good breathable abilities.

The plant also needs constant feeding, on which the yield of a variety directly depends.

The soil on which the plant is planned to be planted should be moderately loamy. To further ground the soil and make it breathable, you can mix the soil with rotten sawdust.

When growing cucumbers, it is necessary to observe crop rotation correctly. Best of all, cucumbers grow after potatoes, tomatoes, onions.

You can grow a plant in two ways: seed and seedling. Both methods promise excellent yields, just a seedling method will help to get ripe fruits two weeks earlier.

You can grow a plant in two ways: seed and seedling

If you choose a seedling method of planting cucumbers, the seeds should be planted immediately in separate cups, since cucumber seedlings are usually weak and vulnerable and very poorly tolerated pick.

No matter what kind of cultivation you choose, obligatory is a garter plant. To do this, support or mesh.

3-4 plants are planted on one square meter. Seeds are deepened no more than 3 cm and gently sprinkled with fluffy soil.

Seedlings are planted in the ground in the phase of 3-5 true leaves.

Seeds also have specific requirements.. It is best to buy ready-made seeds: glazed seeds.

They are already disinfected and treated with growth promoters. But such seeds are much more expensive than usual.

You can prepare the seed yourself. To do this, first seeds are kept in a solution of potassium permanganate, then they are germinated in a warm and humid environment (gauze or cotton bags) and then they can be hardened, soaking in moderate cold.

Plant seeds in open ground need, waiting for the complete retreat of night frosts. The soil should be heated to 15 degrees.

Typically, this temperature of the soil is reached when the mark on the thermometer rises to 22 degrees during the day, and 18 degrees at night.

Planted seeds in open ground need, waiting for the complete retreat night frost

Care: watering, feeding

Further care of the plant consists of timely watering, fertilizer, loosening the soil, cleaning the weeds.

Water the plant must be regularly in the evening otstoyannoy warm water. But we can not allow excessive stagnation of water through the bushes, as this is fraught with rotting roots.

Watering is needed under the root. You can not irrigate the whole plant.

Fertilizing need regular. To do this, perfect organics: mullein, humus, chicken droppings.

You can also use nitrogenous and potash fertilizers. Fertilize the crop is intermittently in 2-3 weeks.

It is strictly forbidden to fertilize cucumbers with chlorine-containing preparations.

Watering is needed under the root, fertilizing needs regular

This type is very unpretentious in the care and, observing the above recommendations, you will provide yourself and your loved ones with an excellent harvest of small and neat fruits of excellent quality, which perfectly suit your taste, both fresh and canned.