Characteristics of the variety of cucumbers Satin
Cucumbers are popular among gardeners. They are easy to grow even for a beginner. The main thing is timely care. The variety of satin cucumbers is especially appreciated because of the high yield.
Characteristics of the variety of cucumbers Satin
The hybrid adapts to different conditions. It bears the fruits of high quality. A rich taste and bright green color are the virtues of a vegetable.
The satin hybrid cucumber has an early ripening period. Cultivated in open ground, but growing in a greenhouse is possible. Vegetable culture has a generative type of pollination, that is, it is pollinated without the help of insects. Suitable for private and industrial cultivation.
Brief description of the variety:
- resistant to temperature extremes;
- grown in high beds;
- perfectly tolerates waterlogging and overdrying of the soil;
- top dressing is carried out on demand.
It is characterized by an average level of climbing. Beginning of fruiting - 35-40 days after the appearance of the first shoots.
According to the description of the variety of cucumber Satin, has a female type of flowering. Type of ovary bouquet. The height of the bush does not exceed 1.5 m. This is an indeterminate plant, that is, the flower ovary does not interfere with the growth of the main stem. On one bush, up to 6-8 fruits are formed.
The leaves of the hybrid are dark green and medium in size. The waviness of the edges is medium and above average. Yields are above average - 3.8-4.5 kg of cucumbers per 1 m2. But this is offset by the excellent taste of the variety.
Satin cucumbers f1 reviews of which are very positive has dark green fruits. The weight of zelenets is 80-110 gr. Description of the fruit:
- the form is smooth, cylindrical;
- pronounced pubescence;
- spikes are white;
- large satin cucumbers;
- fruit size is approximately the same.
The peel of the vegetable is thin, dark green in color. Spotting is mild. There are stripes of white color 1-2 cm long. The flesh inside is crispy, delicious. There is no bitterness.
The satin variety is unique. Cucumbers can be consumed fresh. They are used for preservation - pickling, salting. Satin makes excellent gherkins. They can decorate the dish or add to the salad.
The variety does not need to be pollinated
The growing technology is elementary and does not differ from others. The main advantage is that the variety does not need pollination. Satin hybrid cucumber is only demanding on the soil. Medium loamy soil is suitable. This is due to good breathability. The best predecessors are onions, potatoes, peppers, cabbage.
Before planting, you need to treat the seeds with a manganese solution. To do this, 1 g of the product should be diluted in 200 ml of water. After you need to soak the grain for no more than 20 minutes. Otherwise, they can rot. This procedure is necessary for the disinfection of seeds. They will be less susceptible to the harmful effects of pests and more resistant to disease.
The price of 1 pack of Satin F1 seeds is higher than the average on the market. But thanks to the excellent characteristics, gardeners do not refuse to purchase them. After that, it is important to check for defective grains.
Regarding the soil, it should also be treated with a potassium permanganate solution. The ratio of funds and water is 5 grams per 10 liters. It is necessary to remove weeds, carry out loosening of the soil.
Follow the planting scheme for cucumbers f1 - 60 * 15 cm in the greenhouse and 60 * 60 cm in the open ground. Satin cucumbers are planted in a trellis way. Rows 60-70 cm long are formed. Organic fertilizers and mineral additives are required. The optimal distance between the rows is 1-1.5 m. The lanes are placed in a row every 4 m. The height of the posts is 2-2.5 m. A wire is pulled over them, onto which a mesh of plastic 20 * 20 cm is attached.
Bushes begin to sprout from seedlings. Requirement - soil heated to 25-27 ° С. In the case when the seeds are planted immediately on the beds, the required temperature of the earth is 13-17 ° C. Seeding depth does not exceed 3 cm.
The optimal seedling age is 25 days. Focus on the number of leaves on the sprouts. There should be 2-3 pieces. When more than 5 leaves appear, the plant is tied to a net. Vegetable culture is formed into 1 stalk, all shoots are removed. This is necessary for the germination of the main shoot.
Watering is carried out every 4-6 days. Its amount depends on weather conditions. Watering is recommended by the drip irrigation method. With its help, water is evenly distributed throughout the plant.
Fertilizer is carried out 2-3 times during the growing season. Use nitrogen, phosphorus and potash fertilizers.
Do loosening regularly. This contributes to the enrichment of the soil with oxygen and better germination of cucumbers. It is carried out in the region of the root system.
Diseases and diseases
The advantage of cucumbers Satin F1 - resistance to disease. But due to improper care, it can be influenced by parasites.
Common diseases and pests:
- Bacteriosis occurs with excessive soil moisture. The main symptom is white spots on the leaves.
- Olive spotting is a fungal infection in the form of dark red ulcers along the entire length of the fetus. Distributed at high humidity and low temperatures.
- Cucumber mosaic - appears in the form of white and yellow spots. There are fruits and leaves.
You can eliminate the disease through the removal of weeds, annual cleaning in the greenhouse. Once a year, change the topsoil (up to 10 cm) to a new one. Do not plant the plant for 2 years in a row in one place. Cucumbers are best alternated with tomatoes.
Satin cucumbers are an excellent plant without special care requirements. According to gardeners, it has good taste and a higher than average yield. Despite the high price for packing seeds, it is very popular.
It is grown in open ground and a greenhouse. The grower is required to comply with care standards. The preparation of seeds and soil is important. To prevent the occurrence of diseases, monitor the condition of the plant and remove weeds in time.