Parthenocarpic hybrid cucumber "Emerald Earrings F1" refers to early ripening varieties recommended for cultivation in spring film unheated greenhouses. The variety forms a friendly plentiful harvest in 43-47 days.
Cucumber "Emerald Earrings F1" forms a medium-sized female flowering plant type, with 8-10 ovaries in each node. The length of Zelentsy in the technical stage of maturity is 9-11 cm. Fruits are cylindrical, medium in size, with tubercles and white spines. The taste and marketability of Zelentsy are very high. The variety is distinguished by the versatility of the use of fruits.
The diameter of the cross section of fully ripened green stuff does not exceed 4 cm. The pulp is juicy and crispy, without voids and signs of bitterness. The average weight of marketable greens is 105 g. The variety is resistant to defeat by cladosporiosis, cucumber mosaic virus and powdery mildew. Productivity reaches 11-12 kg from each square meter of plantings. Friendly fruiting and a large number of ovaries in the nodes located on the main and lateral shoots, allows you to get at least 6-7 kg of green leaves from one plant.
How to plant cucumbers in a greenhouse
Like most modern varieties, the seed material of cucumbers "Emerald Earrings F1" from the originator "Gavrish" undergoes full pre-planting preparation and does not need additional measures like heating and soaking in growth stimulants.
Sowing seeds directly into the soil of the greenhouse should be carried out in mid-May, adhering to the recommended 50 × 50 cm scheme recommended by the manufacturer. This variety shows the maximum yield in film greenhouses, but can grow on ridges in open ground, provided that seedlings are planted there after the threat of return frost has passed. Sowing seedlings is carried out in the last decade of April, and seedlings can be planted in the soil from the end of May to mid-June, if the plants have 3-4 real leaves. Well-lit and non-shaded areas with fertile and light soil warmed to a depth of 10-12 cm are suitable for this cucumber (so as not to freeze the root system of seedlings and accelerate seed germination). It is recommended to add humus and some wood ash to the planting holes, preferably birch, and spill them with plenty of water.
Cucumbers of the variety "Emerald Earrings F1" respond well to high agricultural technology, which consists in the following activities:
- regular, timely and moderate watering with water warmed up per day in the sun (the first watering of cucumber seedlings or seedlings is carried out in two to three days);
- the implementation of 3-4 dressings for the summer season, using organic and mineral fertilizers (the first dressing is carried out two weeks after germination);
- loosening the beds before and after irrigation, in order to avoid the formation of soil crust and to improve the air permeability of the soil;
- cleansing the soil from weeds;
- preventive spraying of plants with folk remedies to protect them from basic diseases and pests; at the first signs of the disease, treatment with Topaz, Oxychoma, Gamair and Alirin-B is recommended.
It is preferable to grow this variety on a trellis: This will allow you to properly form plants and achieve the highest possible yield.
Description of hybrid cucumbers "Emerald Earrings F1" is given by the group of companies "Gavrish". The gardeners respond positively to the variety, characterize it as forming short, evenly shaped, crispy, non-bitter greenbacks with white spikes. Collection of greens in the stage of technical ripeness is made on 8-11 days after the formation of the ovary. In addition, the variety is suitable for collecting 2–3-day-old pickles and 4–5-day-old gherkins.
How to care for cucumbers
It is necessary to take into account such a feature of the variety as a rather short period of return of the fruits, which grow very quickly. As a rule, the period of active fruiting lasts no more than one and a half months, therefore, to ensure the harvest throughout the summer period, cucumbers should be planted before the end of June, in several stages. Gardeners need to remember that seeds from plants of this variety should not be collected, due to the loss of the unique qualities of the hybrid in the next generation.