Amur f1 cucumber is a highly productive hybrid form from the originator Manul, which is able to amaze even experienced gardeners with early ripeness and the ability to self-regulate the branching process.
Cucumber "Amur-f1" is an open plant with medium growth power and medium climbing ability. This bee-pollinated early ripe hybrid form with high productivity forms fruits suitable for fresh consumption, as well as for canning or pickling.
The length of the fruit can vary from 12 cm to 15 cm. The fruits have a tuberous surface with white spikes. The shape of the fruit is oval-fusiform, with a fleshy base. Weight can vary from 91 g to 118 g.
The hybrid form is included in the State Register of the Russian Federation for cultivation in the conditions of garden plots, household plots and small farms during spring-summer turnover.
Advantages and disadvantages
Cucumber "Cupid f1" is distinguished by the simultaneous filling of several fruits at once, and also has the following advantages:
- high-performance hybrid form;
- great taste and appearance;
- resistance to cladosporiosis, mosaic virus and root rot;
- good transportability;
- storage duration;
- branch self-regulation;
- predominantly female type of flowering;
- the formation of bundle ovaries in an amount of up to eight pieces per node;
- the intensity of fruit formation.
The form belongs to the early ripening hybrids popular among gardeners and enters fruiting 36-38 days after germination.
Cucumber "Cupid f1": features of the variety
Hybrid cucumber "Amur-f1" perfectly succeeds as a seedling culture due to its early ripening. When sowing, special attention should be paid to the following recommendations of specialists and experienced gardeners:
- seeds that have previously gone through all the stages of pre-sowing preparation are sown in the ground in early May. From the middle of Russia, cucumbers have been sown since May 20 in warm beds, covered with a film;
- on household plots in the Moscow region, it is advisable to sow in the first ten days of June, while using clinging seeds that are buried in the soil on ordinary beds without shelter;
- it is necessary to sow the seeds in fertile, deeply dug and fertilized soil with the main nutrient elements, to a depth of 1-1.5 cm, and then sprinkle with a moist soil mixture based on peat;
- it is recommended to cover the ridges with a film to protect from low temperatures, preserve humidity and obtain more friendly shoots.
After mass shoots appear, the film from the ridges is removed and the shoots are thinned out by pinching, rather than pulling out weaker seedlings.
Amur-f1 cucumber seeds for seedlings at home should be sown 3-4 weeks before the intended dates of planting in open ground according to generally accepted technologies:
- when growing seedlings in greenhouses, seeds should be planted at the rate of 20 pcs. for each square meter of landing area;
- for growing seedlings in a greenhouse or room conditions, the minimum volume of each planting pot or seedling cassette should be about 400 ml, with a height of at least 12 cm, due to the biological characteristics of the root system of cucumbers;
- As a soil substrate for growing seedlings, a special garden mix for vegetable crops, the composition of which is optimally balanced to obtain high-quality and strong seedlings, has perfectly proven itself. It can be purchased at specialized points of sale;
- growing cucumber seedlings provides for constant monitoring of soil moisture, as well as strict adherence to temperature indicators;
- containers with crops should be covered with a film to preserve moisture and obtain more friendly seedlings.
If more than one seed was sown in each seedling tank, and they all sprouted, then after germination only one, the most powerful and powerful plant will have to be left, and the remaining seedlings should be cut with scissors at ground level.
It is strictly forbidden to plant seedlings in open ground if there is a risk of frost or the soil in the ridges has not warmed up to 15-17 ° C. The term of adaptation of plants in a permanent place, as well as subsequent productivity will almost entirely depend on compliance with the regimen moments in the implementation of care.
Cucumber "Amur-f1" needs care, which is similar to the rules for growing other varieties and hybrids of cucumber. The basis of care is watering plants with warm water, systematic top dressing, loosening the soil and mulching, as well as the removal of weeds. The trellis method of growing gives a good result and high efficiency in terms of increasing yields.
In addition, it further simplifies the growing process, the aversion of this hybrid form to unregulated branching. Of particular importance is the implementation of preventive spraying means "Kurzat", "Thanos" and Alirin-B as well as water-dispersible granules Tiovit Jet.
We also recommend that you familiarize yourself with the varietal characteristics of the Siberian Garland cucumbers.
The description of the Amur-f1 cucumber, along with reviews of this hybrid, is most often of interest to the owners of small summer cottages, due to the possibility of collecting an impressive crop of quality vegetable products from a small area. The total fruit yield, even under not very favorable weather conditions, most often keeps at the level of 25-28 kg / m².
Cucumbers grow homogeneous. The fruits ripen very amicably and have a rich green color with small, but frequent spikes. Appearance is complemented by the excellent taste of juicy pulp, thin skin and a complete lack of bitterness. During storage, the fruits do not turn yellow and are easy to transport over long distances.
How to grow seedlings of cucumbers
This hybrid form is successfully cultivated not only by experienced, but also by beginner gardeners. The hybrid is most often grown in glass or polycarbonate greenhouses, but also abundantly bears fruit in open ground conditions coated with agrofibre.