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The Moravian gherkin f1 variety is characterized by light green leaves, slightly wrinkled, medium-sized, medium-wavy at the edges. The ovary is whitish, tuberous. The cucumber is green, sparse tubercles, short. Zelentsy have good taste; during storage, bitterness and yellowing do not appear.
Gherkins are considered the best cucumbers for canning, as they can easily fit into any jar, even with a narrow neck. They have excellent taste both fresh and pickled.
The presented variety of cucumbers is early maturing, bee-pollinated, medium-growing, intended for cultivation in the open field. Vigorous plant, predominantly female flowering type.
- type: indeterminate;
- grade: hybrid;
- ripening time: early maturing;
- fruits: fusiform, green;
- bushes: tall, with short branches;
- length: 8-10 cm;
- weight: 70–95 g.
Ripening period is 47-50 days after the first shoots appear. Productivity - 16 kg / m².
During the gherkin phase, the fruit must be picked frequently, approximately every 2-3 days, sometimes daily. The versatility and evenness of the fruit allows you to use fresh cucumbers or for pickling and canning.
Advantages of the variety
The fruits of the Moravian gherkin are juicy, tasty, without bitterness, with small tubercles. They are distinguished by excellent presentation and long shelf life.
- excellent taste;
- stable harvest;
- resistance to powdery mildew and tobacco mosaic virus;
- unpretentious care.
Besides their taste, gherkins are also very healthy. Due to the content of potassium, calcium and phosphorus in fruits, the work of the cardiovascular system is normalized, and iodine helps prevent thyroid diseases.
Seeds are planted in open ground or unheated greenhouses at the end of May, when the ground is well warmed up. Seedling cultivation is also possible; the seeds are planted at the end of April. Seeds are planted at a temperature not lower than 25 ° C. After emergence, the temperature should be reduced to 15 ° C.
Seedlings at the age of 30–35 days are planted in the ground. In greenhouses, plants are tied to a trellis and formed into a single stem.
It is advisable to place no more than 4-5 sprouts per 1 m². The seeds are planted to a depth of 1.5–2 cm. In order to increase aeration, it is recommended to add leaves and sawdust into the soil before planting.
For good growth and high-quality harvest, cucumbers require constant care. As needed, it is necessary to weed and loosen the beds, apply top dressing, and carry out regular watering. Top dressing is prepared from manure and water, in a ratio of 1:10, carried out 1 time in 10-15 days. Watering is best done in the evening.
With proper care, the first fruits can be obtained as early as 50–55 days. The variety is valued due to the high yield of marketable products - 95-100%.
Several tips for growing and harvesting:
- you need to pick cucumbers every day in the early morning, when there is still dew, then the greens are juicy and hard;
- sowing is performed after the soil has warmed up to 13–18 ° С;
- to stimulate the continuous growth of the bush, watering can be carried out 2 times a day - in the morning and in the evening;
- the ground must be mulched, it is also permissible to use a black film.
It is recommended to grow on garden plots, households and farms. Since a daily harvest is required, the variety is best chosen for private houses. If harvesting is possible once every 1-2 weeks, it is better to choose a different variety.
Both beginners and experienced gardeners alike give a positive assessment to the Moravian Gherkin f1 cucumbers. Reviews say that the variety is quite unpretentious, while the return is quite significant. The yield is stable, there are many fruits.
Zelentsy are gorgeous, small in size, which is ideal for conservation. Since the variety is bee-pollinated, many spray cucumbers with diluted honey and water, in a ratio of 1 tsp. 1 liter of water, which will help attract bees.
Some gardeners, having tried many varieties of cucumbers, recommend this one, due to the fact that the greens do not outgrow, dense, medium-sized, with good yields. The fruits are smooth, crispy, firm, do not taste bitter in the absence of rain. The variety gives a good harvest in hot and cold summers.
The fruits are universal in use, have a short length, and are covered with small tubercles. Resistant to many diseases. Regular collection of ripe greens stimulates the growth of new cucumbers.
Today, cucumbers are everyone's favorite culture, which takes pride of place in the garden. And although there are many different varieties and varieties, many prefer the Moravian gherkin f1, due to their versatility, good taste, resistance to weather conditions and pests, high yield of the finished product.