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Cucumber "Paratunka f1" is a great early ripe hybrid from the company Semko-Junior. It differs mainly in the female type of flowering and is ideal for cultivation both in the open ground, and in greenhouse or greenhouse constructions. The hybrid form is included in the State Register of varieties and hybrids for cultivation under film shelters in private household plots.
"Paratunka f1" - a cucumber of a hybrid form, with high productivity, parthenocarpic and early ripe. It is perfect for pickling and pickling, and also has a great taste that allows you to use it in salads. Bushes with a bunch type of fruiting, medium-sized, with medium plait and branching.
Fruits are cylindrical in shape, with a medium-tuberous surface, no more than 9 cm long. Cucumber flesh is dense, without voids, not bitter, with a sweet taste, juicy and aromatic. The average weight of the fetus can vary from 70 g to 95 g. High yields and great taste make this hybrid a favorite among cucumber novelties.
Advantages and disadvantages
Cucumber "Paratunka-f1" has a large number of advantages, among which the following are of particular importance for vegetable growers:
- resistance to bacteriosis;
- universal use;
- high, long and stable fruiting;
- early harvest;
- cultivation in open and closed ground;
- excellent taste and appearance.
Harvesting begins less than a month and a half after the appearance of cucumber seedlings. The total yield can vary from 11 kg to 14 kg per square meter.
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Sowing seeds and growing seedlings
Sowing when growing a cucumber of this variety by direct sowing in open ground is carried out after the soil has warmed up to optimal values of 15-16 ° C at an air temperature of at least 22 ° C. The best result is shown by plants obtained by seedlings using the following technology:
- sowing seedlings is carried out about a month before planting plants in a permanent place;
- the soil should be used light, nutritious, sufficiently moistened, disinfected and well warmed up;
- hybrid seeds do not require preliminary heating and disinfection, however, soaking to bite improves germination;
- for sowing seeds for growing seedlings, it is recommended to use special cassette containers in which the seeds are deepened by 1.5-2 cm;
- to germinate a heat-loving cucumber crop, sufficient humidity and constant heat are required;
- after emergence, in order to obtain strong, not elongated seedlings, it is desirable to lower the temperature and provide the plants with daily illumination.
When using a high-quality planting mixture designed for growing vegetables, fertilizing before planting in a permanent place is not required. Before planting, the plants are hardened, as well as high-quality moisturizing earthen coma, facilitating the transplant procedure.
When transplanting into the ground, you can use both nesting and ordinary methods. The first option involves a 50x30 cm pattern, or a checkerboard pattern. When planting in rows, the distance between plants should be about 15-16 cm, with a gap between rows of 65-70 cm. When grown in open ground, planted plants should be protected from possible temperature extremes and scorching sunlight.
Hybrid cucumber "Paratunka" is not picky, but responsive to proper and timely care:
- cucumbers belong to hygrophilous crops, the irrigation of which should be carried out as the soil dries, avoiding overmoistening and decay of the root system;
- for irrigation it is necessary to use only warm water, and watering itself should be carried out in the late afternoon;
- to protect against diseases, it is necessary to periodically use proven folk remedies or chemicals;
- to increase productivity, it is necessary to remove the first four ovaries and pinch a pair of lower lateral shoots. It is very important not to allow plants to close above the trellis;
- when growing in open ground, the plant should not be formed, and cultivation in greenhouses involves the use of tying to a trellis;
- feeding is carried out at least four times during the growing season using organics and mineral components that need to be alternated.
Regular fruit picking increases yield, and significantly prolongs the fruiting of cucumber bushes. Already fruiting shoots, as well as all leaves affected by diseases or pests, must be removed immediately.
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Both gardeners who own greenhouses and hotbeds and summer residents who grow cucumbers exclusively in open ground respond positively to the hybrid. Fine tastes are not lost in pickling and pickling, and cucumbers after preservation remain very fragrant and crispy.
How to plant cucumbers
The fruits are very good in salads: there is no bitterness at all. The yield is high, the plant quickly grows and intensively bears fruit for a long time. Even in very adverse conditions, cucumbers are not affected by underlying diseases, and the use of preventive spraying reduces the risk of disease to zero. The seeds of cucumber "Paratunka-f1" are treated with fungicides and should not be decontaminated before sowing.