Description of the April cucumber variety
The April F1 cucumber variety has been especially popular with most farmers for many years. The main distinguishing feature of this variety is that it is the owner of a golden star for its unique taste. The exhibition was held in Germany.
Description of the April cucumber variety
April cucumber F1 was bred in the Russian Federation. In the late 70s of the 20th century, this type of plant was added to the National Register of the country. The characteristics and description of this variety of cucumbers suggests that it can be grown in any region of Russia.
Regardless of climatic conditions, it has unique external and taste characteristics. This species is ideal not only for professional farmers, but also for ordinary people living in rural areas. The growing season of this species reaches a maximum of 50 days. If pollination occurs with the help of bees, then the productive characteristics increase to 30%. A large level of productivity allows you to sell marketable fruits. If the treatment turns out to be correct, then from 1 ha you can collect about 40 kg of marketable products.
Cucumber cultivation can be carried out even in city apartments. This plant can perfectly grow in a room pot on the windowsill. This variety is characterized by early ripening. In an ordinary flower pot, it is enough to plant several seeds, and cover it all with a film. It is very important that a greenhouse effect is created.
The color of the tops can be changeable. Over the entire area of the leaves, the color may vary among themselves. At one end, it is preferably a light green hue. And from the other end is dark green.
Also, the description of the April cucumber variety indicates that you can see various white veins on the leaves.
Description of the fetus
Description and characterization of this variety of cucumbers suggests that the fruits do not have the property of overgrowth. That is, as soon as the fruit reaches its maximum size, their growth stops completely. This allows you to collect the most profitable and marketable crop.
The length of each cucumber is not more than 25 cm, and the weight does not exceed the mark of 240 g. There are a large number of tubercles on the surface. These spikes are presented in light shades, mainly white. The shape of the fetus resembles a cylinder. But the skin is represented by a ribbed characteristic. At the end of each fruit there are yellow flowers, indicating the ripening of a good fruit.
These fruits can be used for any purpose. Most often, people use them fresh. But, some housewives got used to canning such cucumbers.
Advantages and disadvantages
The main positive qualities of this species include the following indicators:
- April cucumber F1 ripens very quickly;
- unpretentious to care;
- weaves very little;
- Despite the small number of top dressings, quite a lot of ovaries are formed.
The disadvantages include the following indicators: this species needs a lot of space for germination. And secondly, in the winter period of time, you should worry about the plant receiving a large amount of sunlight.
The soil should pass air well
The April cucumber variety f1 shows ideal characteristics anywhere in the country. Planting and cultivation should be carried out only in the soil, which has a high level of breathability. Landing is carried out by several methods. It can be planted, both with the help of seeds, and with the help of seedlings. To grow seedlings, seeds should be planted at the end of March. The depth of the hole should not exceed 2 cm.
Planting in the soil is carried out only at the moment when the seedlings have reached the age of two weeks. It is best to plant seedlings in only a few rows. A distance of 50 cm should be observed between them. But between the holes a distance of at least 20 cm is required. Ideal yield indicators are observed at that moment if planting is carried out with the expectation of 2 plants per 1 m2. If you plant immediately bought seedlings, then it is better to do this in early summer. Depth of landing should not exceed 3 cm.
All the subtleties of care are only that you should often loosen the soil, water the plant and weed the soil from weeds. Watering works best on cucumbers only after the sun sets over the horizon. Water should be extremely warm. Otherwise, the root system will die and productivity will decline to zero. Loosening is carried out only on the surface of the soil, because you can not damage the root system.
Feeding is carried out only once a week. It is allowed to use not only organic substances, but also mineral ones. Feeding is best after irrigation. The first time you need to feed the plant is required 14 days after the seedlings were planted. Harvesting is at the discretion of the farmer. As soon as he understands that the fruits are ripe, you can harvest.
Diseases and parasites
Breeders made sure that this plant was not exposed to common diseases and was not damaged by insects and other pests. For this, April cucumbers have a high level of immunity.
They are not affected by diseases such as various variations of the mosaic and spotting. Also, you will never meet rot in the root system.
April cucumbers are an ideal option not only for preserving products, but also for eating raw. This is a good option for residents of large cities, because they can afford to grow this culture at home, on their own window sills or balconies.