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Partinocarpic hybrid cucumber "Marinda f1" is intended for cultivation in open as well as protected soil and is super popular among Russian and European vegetable growers. This honorable veteran among hybrids has been in demand for over 15 years. The originator of the hybrid is Monsanto.
The high-yielding, self-pollinated hybrid "Marinda-f1" of medium early maturity is very attractive for personal cultivation. Harvested fruits are used not only in fresh form, but also for canning and pickling. The hybrid is practically not affected by the mosaic virus, cladosporiosis and has a tolerance to powdery mildew.
Fruits have a length of 8.2 cm to 9.8 cm. The surface of the cucumbers is coarse-humped. The shape of the fruit is very even and cylindrical. The average weight of one fruit is 72 g. The pulp of ripened fruit is fragrant, crispy, fairly dense and without bitterness.
The plant has average indicators of weaving, a female type of flowering and forms bundle ovaries. A well-developed plant enters fruiting on the 55th day after the appearance of mass seedlings. The average yield reaches 28 kg / m².
Advantages and disadvantages
Cucumber "Marinda-f1" is a hybrid of parthenocarpic gherkin and does not require pollination by bees, as well as differs in the following positive characteristics:
- very high and regardless of conditions stable yield;
- six or seven ovaries are formed in each node;
- resistance to the cucumber mosaic virus, as well as powdery mildew and cladosporiosis;
- excellent taste and excellent commercial qualities;
- the fruits have spikes, have a beautiful dark green color and are characterized by a good consistency;
- universal use of ripened and harvested fruits;
- open type of plant facilitates the care and harvest;
- flexibility and high reliability of the hybrid;
- adaptability to almost any cultivation conditions;
- high disease resistance of the hybrid form.
The plant is very unpretentious and has established itself well enough in regions with insufficiently favorable conditions for such a vegetable crop.
Cucumber "Marinda f1": features of the variety
Sowing seeds and growing seedlings
Allowed sowing seeds in open ground, as well as in order to obtain seedlings. Sowing cucumber "Marinda-f1" is carried out in a standard way in compliance with the technology of growing this vegetable crop:
- when sown in open ground, the depth of the seeds is 3-4 cm with a 50x30 cm pattern;
- crops should be protected from nighttime temperature drops by covering the beds with a plastic film;
- seedlings, under favorable conditions, appear approximately on the fifth day after sowing;
- start growing seedlings should be about four weeks before planting on the ridges;
- when growing seedlings, special planting containers should be used, which are filled with ready-made soil for growing vegetable crops;
- seedlings need regular watering and a couple of dressings with high-quality complex fertilizers;
- if the seedlings are stretched, then the plants do not have enough light and it is necessary to illuminate the cucumber seedlings with fluorescent lamps daily for several hours;
- after sowing, seedlings should be placed in the warmest and most protected from drafts place.
The soil for the cultivation of cucumber should be as fertile as possible, with a high level of aeration. Such a result can be obtained by adding sawdust or well-overgrown foliage to the soil. It is better to plant prepared seeds or seedlings in unheated greenhouses and greenhouse constructions, as well as in open ground for 27-36 days, not earlier than the last days of May. The most successful scheme of ordinary planting seedlings of 100 × 70 cm.
Cucumber "Marinda-f1" has sufficient resistance to disease, which reduces the need for regular chemical treatments. In addition, the hybrid is unpretentious and does not require special care, and also very easily tolerates irregular fruit collection. When growing, it is recommended to comply with a number of requirements, which improve the productivity of the plant and make fruiting longer:
- ridges with highly fertile, low-nitrogen drained soil should be used;
- cucumbers grow well on fertile, humus-rich, light, quickly heated soils. Ridges should be located in areas illuminated by sunlight, protected from through and cold winds;
- regular watering should be carried out only with warm water and supplement them every ten days with top dressing;
- top dressing and systematic watering of plants must be done exclusively in the evening;
- as fertilizers should use 1 liter of manure or 10 g of urea, which are bred in a bucket of warm water;
- to form a cucumber plant should be in one stem.
In the greenhouse, hybrid cucumbers are also required to be regularly watered, fed, and plant grown. Preventive spraying with systemic fungicidal preparations should be systematically carried out.
Cucumber "Marinda-f1" appeared on the domestic market of seed material in 1994, and since then has become very popular, and also has proven itself in Russian gardeners. The hybrid is self-pollinating, and fruiting is independent of pollinators.
How to grow cucumbers
The seed germination of this hybrid is always equally high, and the plants grow particularly powerful and bear fruit very well. Moreover, seedlings, subject to the rules of cultivation, do not stretch and perfectly take root in a constant place. Cucumbers grow very tasty with a beautiful dark green color, small in size, with a length of not more than ten centimeters.