Cucumber Hector f1 is a hybrid bred by the staff of Nunems( Netherlands) .It was included in the state registry of Russia in 2002.Recommended for cultivation throughout the country.
Table of contents
- Characteristics and description of bush cucumber varieties Hector f1
- Advantages and disadvantages
- Requirements for the ground
- How to apply the principles and methods of the company;Hector f1
Hector F1( or Hektor) is an extremely early varietal variety, , characterized by good disease resistance.
The plants are very compact, not more than 80 - 85 cm high, with abundant fruiting. The leaves are dark green, medium size. Weightiness is average.According to the description, the fruits appear on the 28th - 32nd day. They are homogeneous, cylindrical, large, and weighing up to 100 grams. Their color is green, with a slight white bloom, and the taste is slightly sweetish, without bitterness.
From 1 square.meter, you can collect up to 4 kg of cucumber , suitable for both fresh consumption and for pickling.
Bushes of the f1 hector variety are determinants, i.e.having an end point of growth. Therefore, in pinching they do not need .
. Advantages and disadvantages
Among all other varieties of , Hector f1 stands out with a good attitude to thickening, the early appearance of the ovary, and a figure, a figure, a figure, a figure, 4, will apply a minimum figure and 4, a figure, a 4, a figure, a 4, a figure, and a number, in a figure, 4, 4, a figure, and a number and 4 will apply a single figure and a number, a number and 4, a figure, a number and a number will make a diameter and 4, a figure, and a draw will apply a thickness ratio of 4 to 5, and a draw will apply a minimum figure to
Also it is possible to rank as its advantages:
There are drawbacks, but they are few. These are: low distribution of green leaves( due to which they can lie on the ground) and harshness of the skin( if the fruit hangs on the bush for a long time).
- excellent taste of fruits and ultra early harvest;
- suitability for mechanized cleaning;
- friendly germination and abundant fruiting;
- short-term frost resistance.
Also, also has a low demand for buyers, which is why they are not often seen on the market.
Grade Hector f1 prefers light fertile soils and does not like clay, acidic and heavy .
Before planting, it is desirable to ensure that the soil is well loosened, it is necessary for good permeability of nutrients and water. It is also desirable that it be mulched with humus and wood chips.
The cucumber variety Hektor is excellent for growing on ordinary garden plots.
How to plant:
rules and methods Grow cucumbers of the described variety by seedling and through direct sowing in soil.
In the first case, at the end of April, take plastic cups, make several holes from the bottom, so that there is where to leave the excess water when watering. Fertile earth, heated to room temperature, is poured into prepared dishes.
. They are made approximately in the middle of a recess of 1-1.5 cm, in which stuck seeds are stuck, slightly added dropwise and watered.
Set in a place well lit by the sun. Transplanted into the soil, when there will be 2-3 true leaflets.To germinate seeds, it is enough to put them in a cup, pour warm water and put it on the window sill, if it is warmed with sunshine, or in another warm place. Quenching seeds of cucumber varieties hector f1 do not require.
In open ground, the seeds need to be planted , when it is warm enough outside. The soil should warm up to at least 15 degrees at this time.
Holes or grooves are made in it, which are fertilized with mineral dressings, peat or manure( all together) and watered.
The projected seeds are placed to a depth of no more than 4 cm at the rate of 1 square meter.meter should be 5-6 bushes.
After landing, they are immediately covered with plastic wrap. Shoots appear about 5-7 days.
Seeds need to be placed spout upwards , otherwise sprouts of them may never appear.Irrigate with warm water, in sufficient quantities. You can use drip watering for this.
The fertilizers should use organic matter and mineral complexes , which include salts of nitric acid in addition to phosphorus and potassium.
For example, these are tools such as Reasil Forte or K-Humat-Na. Also, do not forget to timely remove yellow cucumber leaves from the bushes .
Diseases and their prevention
The variety is resistant to various diseases, including the virus of cucumber mosaic and brown spot. The only thing that can strike him after all is the powdery powdery mildew of .
To avoid this, needs to take a number of preventive measures. :
- create favorable conditions for plant growth;
- closely monitor the soil moisture level, it should not be raised or lowered;
- cover cucumbers on rainy days or overnight;
- to water exclusively with warm water.
If the disease still appeared , the plants should be completely sprayed with serum, milk cream, diluted in water at a rate of 1:10, with Topaz, Quadris or Jet.
Harvesting and storage rules
Harvest can be immediately after the green leaves of the desired size of 8-12 cm .It is recommended to do this at least 2 times a week. Otherwise, they may outgrow and acquire a thick, slightly harsh skin or simply turn yellow.
It is also necessary to remove all the damaged fruits, although they practically do not have varieties. It is recommended to bring all fruits into the house for storage only after the first frost.
To save cucumbers Hector fresh can be in water for up to 3-4 weeks .For this it is necessary to pour water into a cup so that it is only 1-2 cm higher than the bottom. There lower fruit tails down.
Remove to the vegetable department for a day, after which the procedure is repeated. It is worth saying that is a very good way, but it is better to preserve cucumbers for the winter , using any available recipe.
Cucumbers Hector f1 are in great demand among Russian gardeners, despite some of their drawbacks.
This is simply explained: fruits of this variety are disease resistant, germinate well and bloom profusely, give a very early crop , can be collected mechanically, suitable for raw food and preservation. It remains only to plant and grow.