Cucumber "emerald flow": description of the variety, especially the cultivation and reviews
Surprisingly, but India is. In ancient times, this vegetable had no seeds, and the skin was thick, dark green and smooth to the touch. Cucumbers were roasted and stewed, and the first courses were cooked. Travelers brought fruits to Europe. Many years passed, and in 2007 a cucumber “emerald flow F1” appeared.Favorite by many gardeners hybrid was bred by Moscow breeders.
Description of the variety
Fruit ripening time is 44–48 days. The shape of the fruit is cylindrical, up to 50 cm in length. The skin is delicate and thin, the mass of cucumber is within 150–200 g. The surface of the fruit is slightly nodular. The pulp with a pronounced aroma, juicy, tender, crunchy, without bitterness, very tasty and contains small seeds that do not outgrow, which is an undoubted advantage.
Fruits are saturated green color. It tastes sweetish, ideal for making salad. On the bush at a time can grow up to five cucumbers. Dark green leaves are large.During the flowering period, mainly female flowers are formed. Pollinated by bees. Beam type of ovaries.
What is the use of cucumber
The composition of the vegetable includes:
Cucumber "emerald flow" - this is the ideal vegetable for those who want to lose weight, because it contains a minimum of calories.
The use of cucumbers contributes to:
- improve the functioning of internal organs (kidneys, heart);
- stimulation of the digestive system;
- elimination of cholesterol and harmful substances.
Fruits are used to make salads, appetizers, juices and smoothies. Thanks to the delicate skin, they absorb spices and salt well. As a dressing for cucumbers, instead of vinegar, you can use the juice of red currant berries.
Recommendations for growing cucumber varieties "emerald flow"
This variety is recommended to be grown in a seedling manner in all areas except the southern ones. The soil has special requirements, it should be light, loose, rich in trace elements. It is categorically unsuitable for planting cucumbers wet, sour and heavy earth. In open ground, seedlings are planted at an average temperature of at least 15 degrees.For dressing it is best to use rotted manure or humus.
When watering it is necessary to ensure that water does not fall on the plant. Loosening after each watering is recommended. Cucumbers are not afraid of small cold spells, drought, infections and pests (spider mites, aphids), as well as cladosporia or brown spot, powdery mildew. The friendly crop of cucumbers is obtained both in greenhouses and in open beds. Cucumbers have a stable and long-term fruiting.
Cucumber "emerald flow": the cultivation of seedlings
This method is suitable for harvest at the beginning of the summer season. To obtain planting material, seeds are sown in early March. They can be pretreated with biochemical agents for rapid growth or with potassium permanganate solution. Seeds prepared for sowing dry well.
Planted in peat cups or plastic jars, filled with ready-made primer. Lightly covered with soil on top and watered. Before the sprouts appear, the cups are covered with film and put in a warm place. In April, young saplings with three or more leaves are planted in prepared holes at a distance of 50 cm from each other. The soil in the greenhouse should be loose, fertile and enriched with mineral fertilizers.In the case of long-term cultivation of cucumbers in one place, the soil needs to be updated. With the growth of the plant form, tying the lash up.
Planting in open ground
The only condition that must be met is sowing seeds in a heated earth, i.e. when the air temperature does not fall below 15 degrees. After the appearance of the first two leaves, thinning is carried out: weak plants are cut, but not pulled out, and the soil is loosened between the remaining shoots.
Water during irrigation is poured between the rows so that it does not fall on the sheets and does not erode the roots. Regular loosening of the soil after irrigation will prevent the appearance of a hard earth crust. Form the plant using a mesh or other support.
The main thing is timely watering and feeding. For watering use warm water. After this manipulation, the greenhouse should be ventilated in order to maintain a certain humidity in it. Watering is carried out at least twice a week in the evening, so that the root system receives a sufficient amount of moisture. Water should infiltrate the soil by about 10 cm. Fertilizers are applied no more than three times per season:
- when the first fully formed leaf appears;
- 20 days after the first feeding;
- before joining cucumber lash.
As a fertilizer, it is best to use humus, an infusion of the husk of bulbous plants, liquid manure.
As the ripening cucumber "emerald flow" is collected to enable the development and growth of new fruits. According to their appearance, they determine the necessity of adding feedings:
- the appearance of small and tasteless fruit signals a lack of potassium;
- insufficient amount of nitrogen is manifested in the twisting of the fetus;
- if the fruit is thin and long, then it is a lack of boron;
- insufficient amount of potassium contributes to the formation of the fruit in the form of a pear.
Collection, storage of cucumbers
The recommended storage temperature for greenhouse fruits is 10–14 degrees. Vegetables grown in open ground, stored at a temperature of about 9 degrees and a humidity of 90%.
Maximum storage timecucumbers "emerald flow" two weeks.
How to increase yield
To obtain a bountiful harvest of tasty house cucumbers, you will need to independently form a plant using a trellis or net.Stimulating the growth of lateral shoots leads to an increase in the formation of lashes and, accordingly, fruits.
The plant is not afraid of shaded areas and actively bears fruits on them. However, a larger crop is harvested if the plant is planted on the sunny side of the summer cottage. In general, care for this variety of cucumbers is simple and if you make a little effort, then the plant until late autumn will produce a crop of cucumbers with delicate skin and small seeds.
Advantages and disadvantages
The advantage over other varieties is continuous, long-term fruiting, resistance to cold and high yield: 6–7 kilograms per square meter. Excellent taste, no bitterness, resistance to pests and diseases. Root affection is the only minus in the cucumber “emerald flow F1”. Reviewssummer residents emphasize the following advantages:
- fruits are thin, long;
- taste sweetish, aromatic;
- tender skin;
- do not outgrow;
- fruits do not turn yellow;
- the seeds are always small;
- special care is not required;
- grow well in partial shade;
- matures quickly;
Cucumber "emerald flow" - this is a wonderful variety that can be grown on the balcony, the window sill of a city apartment. However, please note that this is a vigorous plant. Seedlings transplanted into containers of not less than 6 liters and put on the balcony or windowsill. The plant is watered, fertilized, pinch the top, and when the fourth leaf is formed, they begin to remove all stepchildren. Amateur vegetable growers gladly breed it. And the impressive size of a cucumber allows you to prepare a salad from one fruit for the whole family. Fresh cucumbers "emerald flow" (reviewswhichare givenabove) will always be on your desk regardless of the vagaries of the weather.