Characteristics of Perenta cucumbers
Like many varieties of modern selection, Perenta cucumber has its advantages, which leads many summer residents to choose it for cultivation. This variety is adapted for cultivation in the middle lane, even in unstable weather it will be able to please a quality crop.
Characteristics of Perenta cucumbers
Belong to mid-early grades. The first fruits ripen in 40-45 days from the moment of emergence of seedlings. Perenta is a hybrid variety that requires pollination by bees. It has a high yield, which reaches 750 centners per 1 hectare. Such fertility is possible due to the predominantly female type of flowering. For full pollination and the formation of the ovary, 10-15% of male flowers from the total amount are enough. Suitable for growing in open ground and greenhouses.
Perenta f1 is an indeterminate variety. With highly developed lateral shoots. The bush is strong and well developed. The stems cling well to the supports and twist, which allows you to grow in an upright position. Covered with small whitish villi.
The leaves are deep green. They have a pentagonal shape, classic for cucumbers. The leaves are predominantly large, the pattern of veins is clear. The edges of the leaf plate are slightly dissected. In the internodes, it forms several yellow flowers, with well-developed pollination organs.
Description of the fetus
The fruits grow even, with a uniform color of green. The shape is close to the cylinder. The ribbing is smoothed, but small tubercles are clearly visible. There are no sharp spikes that are characteristic of other varieties. The average length of Parenta’s cucumbers is 10-12 cm, and its weight is about 80 g. It has high taste characteristics, according to tasting estimates it has more than 4 points. Well suited for fresh consumption, as well as for canning and pickling.
Variety of Parents F1 cucumbers undemanding to care. But, as with the cultivation of any vegetable crop, proper agricultural technology plays an important role. For good growth you will need:
- selection of a landing site and preparation of a garden bed;
- regular watering;
- top dressing with nutrients.
The place to plant this variety should be well-lit by the sun, well-ventilated, but without constant artificial drafts. To create a favorable microclimate, it is practiced to plant corn around the perimeter of the cucumber bed, which, by creating a screener, can protect the cucumbers from wind and cold.
Keeping the distance will have a positive effect on the crop
Cucumbers prefer well-drained fertile soil. But, if not so fertile soil prevails on the plot, it can always be improved. To do this, when digging the beds under the cucumbers make:
- lowland peat;
- river sand.
These components improve the structure of the soil, saturated with nutrients. On 1 sq. M. a bucket of a mixture of these components in a ratio of 2: 2: 1 will be sufficient.
When sowing seeds or planting seedlings in a permanent place, you need to remember that Parenta, in accordance with the description, has a long-growing bush, so there should be about 40 cm between plants and at least 0.5 m between rows. This will allow the bushes to grow comfortably without shading each other, as well as gas exchange processes will take place more intensively, which will favorably affect the productivity and duration of fruiting.
Parenta cucumbers, like other varieties, are water-loving. Adequate watering will ensure the growth of tasty, juicy fruits without bitterness. Bushes are watered depending on weather conditions. In hot, dry weather, you need to water twice a day, morning and evening. In the cool 1 time in several days as the soil dries.
For the qualitative development and fruiting, cucumbers require top dressing with nutrients. It is worth while paying attention to organic top dressing when growing cucumbers. They are safer than mineral ones, and they will bring no less benefits. To fertilize cucumbers, you can use:
- onion peel;
- herbal tincture.
Top dressing is applied every 14 days or as needed.
This variety is resistant to cladosporiosis, and cucumber mosaic. But it is not safe from other diseases characteristic of cucumbers. Among them:
- powdery mildew;
The defeat of these fungal diseases is possible in violation of agricultural technology, and also weak plants are more susceptible.
If you suspect that the plants are infected with any of these diseases, treatment should be carried out immediately. For this, fungicides of a wide spectrum are used (Topsin, Quadris, Acrobat, Trichodermin). It will not be superfluous to carry out preventive treatment by spraying the bushes with Trichodermin solution. This biological product is safe for plants and the environment, but is effective in preventing diseases.
Among the pests that often affect pumpkin crops are:
- spider mite.
Bioinsecticides (Lepidocide, Haupsin, Bioreid) are suitable for preventive treatment. In case of pest damage, such insecticides as Confidor, Actellik can be used for quick and effective control.
Perenta is a high-quality variety that is worthy of taking its place of honor in the beds of many gardeners. With proper care and cultivation, you will enjoy a high yield and delicious fruits.