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The mid-season, parthenocarpic, canning cucumber "Ginga f1" from the company "Satimex Quedlinburg" is included in the State Register of the Russian Federation and is recommended for cultivation by vegetable growers and gardeners in the Central Black Earth region. The hybrid form is perfectly adapted for cultivation in open ground conditions.
Ginga f1 cucumbers form long-looped plants with numerous bundle ovaries. Bee pollinated and early ripening plant. The foliage is small. Fruiting occurs 43-50 days after germination.
The length of Zelentsy does not exceed 8 cm. The surface is finely tuberous and relatively slightly ribbed, with white pubescence. The shape is cylindrical. The average weight of the green stuff does not exceed 80-90 g. The length is 9-12 cm with a diameter of 3 cm. The pulp is dense, crunchy, without voids and bitterness.
Advantages and disadvantages
The taste of fresh and canned cucumbers of the variety "Ginga f1" is very good, and in addition, the hybrid form compares favorably with the following advantages:
- high productivity;
- female type of flowering;
- resistance to olive spotting;
- resistance to powdery mildew;
- early harvest;
- high yield of marketable products, reaching 88-90%.
The harvest is suitable for sale, and also has proven itself in pickling and canning. The total yield per square meter of cucumber planting is about 3-6 kg.
How to grow seedlings of cucumbers
Cucumber called "Ginga f1" is perfectly suitable for outdoor cultivation, therefore, most often sown directly on ridges. However, in order to obtain an earlier and more abundant crop, gardeners use a seedling method for growing cucumbers of this variety. It is advisable to prepare and harden the seeds of cucumbers before planting.
Well-lit areas in the garden should be reserved for planting. The site is dug up and, if necessary, bring rotted manure or humus at the rate of 1 bucket for each square meter of ridges. Before planting cucumbers, the soil must be well poured with warm water.
Aisles for seedlings should be from 70 cm to 1 m or more. Cucumbers are planted in greenhouses from April 15 to 20. In order to increase the germination rate, the seeds must be soaked before sowing in water at room temperature with growth stimulants for several hours. The sowing pattern of the seed material is 30x70 cm with a depth of 3-4 cm of cucumber seeds.
The main care for cucumbers of the Ginga f1 variety consists in timely cultivation, weeding, watering and feeding. In the care of cucumbers in greenhouses and on ridges of open ground there are not only common features, but quite significant differences:
- If the microclimate in the greenhouses is quite simple to regulate, then when growing cucumbers in the open field it is very important to provide the plants with sufficient heat, which is ensured by the warm ridges or the use of film shelter.
- Cucumbers in open ground in the hot season are in great need of more frequent watering, top dressing and several hilling, which stimulate the formation of additional roots by the plant.
- As the cucumbers grow and develop, regular top dressing is needed to help replenish the supply of nutrients in the soil;
Mineral and organic fertilizers for cucumbers are used both in the greenhouse and when growing this vegetable crop in open ground:
- if complex fertilizers are used for top dressing, including nitroammophoska, then about 30-35 g of fertilizer is applied to one bucket of warm water;
- for foliar top dressing, an aqueous extract of superphosphate is used, as well as solutions of potassium sulfate, urea and basic trace elements.
When caring for cucumbers, an important role is played by the correct formation and tying of plants, which contribute to better warming and ripening. In addition, moisture during irrigation and rain does not linger on the leaves, and ripening greenery does not lie on the ground.
In the open ground on cucumbers, it is important to timely glare the lateral buds on the main stem to the fifth leaf. When forming cucumbers cultivated in a greenhouse, pinching should be carried out above the second leaf, as well as pinching the main stem.
Cucumbers called "Ginga f1" aroused keen interest among gardeners, and many recommend the variety for cultivation as the most promising for private households. Judging by the reviews, the main crop of cucumbers begin to be harvested in about 35-40 days. With timely collection, the gherkins have a very attractive appearance and excellent taste. Very juicy and fragrant, have small seeds in the pulp. Zelentsy for a long time does not flabble, and are also very well stored in the refrigerator, on the vegetable shelf. Harvest is perfect for both salads and canning for the winter.
Especially well-proven seed material of cucumbers "Ginga f1" from such well-known companies as "Mail" and "Russian Garden". Germination is always at a very high level, and shoots are formed very strong and friendly.
How to plant cucumbers in the ground
The disadvantages of gardeners include the rather high cost of planting material, as well as the inability to use the harvested fruits of this hybrid form to obtain their own seed material.