Cucumber Paris gherkin fascinates by its name alone. After all, small and neat cucumbers like everyone. This species, despite the relatively recent dates of occurrence, confidently holds the leading position in the agricultural market. The fruits won such popularity due to its excellent yield and excellent taste of vegetables.
Description and characteristics of cucumbers Paris gherkin
The main feature of the variety is small sizes of fruits that vary from 10 to 12 cm. The bush itself is of medium size, delicate green color. According to the description, the fruits are crunchy and sweet with a pronounced aroma.
Growing in greenhouses is also quite acceptable., only for this purpose it is necessary either to keep the greenhouse open (so that the bees can get inside), or to artificially pollinate plants.
Varietal resistant to drought. Breeders have positioned the Paris Gherkin as very resistant to various diseases, especially such as: cladosporia, mosaic virus.
To start harvesting begin 40-45 days after planting seeds. The fruits of this variety do not contain bitterness.
With proper and timely care, 4-5 kg of juicy, crunchy fruits are collected from one square meter, and their weight reaches 80 to 90 grams.
This variety is included in the State Register of the Russian Federation. And although the producers of this variety indicate the acceptability of growing crops in the Central regions of our country, but the reviews of gardeners and gardeners indicate the possibility of growth of this variety in more severe climatic regions.The main feature of the variety is the small size of the fruit, which varies from 10 to 12 cm
The advantages and disadvantages of the variety
Paris gherkin has a number of advantages, such as:
- high yield;
- excellent taste of the fruit;
- resistance to various diseases;
- drought resistance and unpretentiousness in the care;
- the possibility of cultivation, both in open ground and in the greenhouse;
- universality of use. Vegetables are sweet, juicy and fragrant suitable for both fresh consumption and canning;
- the accuracy and identity of the fruits gives them an excellent presentation;
- long shelf life and excellent transportable capacity.
Features of planting and cultivation in open ground
These cucumbers can be grown in the soil from both seed and seedling method. But both methods require fertile soil with good breathable and permeable capabilities.
To do this, areas with plants must be regularly loosened and watered.
To provide yourself and your loved ones with an excellent harvest, you need to take care of the site since autumn.
To do this, the soil on which the planting of cucumbers is planned is cleaned well in the autumn, then fertilizer is applied (fine humus, mullein or chicken manure) and only for that dig.Soil needs fertile, water and breathable
Planting cucumber seeds
It is best to buy already prepared glazed seeds.. They have already been treated with disinfectants and growth promoters. These seeds give almost 100% germination.
If you got the usual seedsthen it is necessary to disinfect them themselves, keeping potassium permanganate in solution. To accelerate germination, you can also germinate the seeds yourself.
Important to remember! In open ground, seeds are planted only after eliminating the possibility of night frost.
Growing vegetables seedlings will speed up the harvest by two weeks. To get seedlings seeds are planted in plastic cups, or special peat.
In open ground shoots transferred when they appeared three or four of these leaves.
If, however, it is preferable to plant a seed crop, then do it in prepared loose soil to a depth of 2 cm.
Up to 6 holes can be placed on one square meter.. 3-4 seeds are planted in each well, if all the seeds are sprouting, they should be carefully thinned.In the greenhouse the seeds are planted in early May, in open soil - in the middle or at the end of May
French cucumbers very heat-loving and moisture-loving and demanding of cleanliness. The beds should be regularly cleaned from weeds, loosen.
To increase the yield, you can feed it in the process of plant growth. For these purposes, great suitable slurry or urea solution. But this can be done no more than once every two weeks.
Watering should be regular and timely.. It takes place in the evening with separated water at room temperature.
Some experienced gardeners point out one common mistake in growing a crop: improper watering.
They claim that water the plant must be exclusively under the root so that water does not fall on the leaves. But there are those who recommend a drip irrigation system.Water in the evening hours with separated water at room temperature.
This varietal variety positions itself as superstable to various diseases.
But if the plant is still damaged by such common diseases as anthracnose, white or gray rot, powdery mildew, bacteriosis, it is necessary to treat them with special chemicals that are in each specialty store.
Harvesting is done as fruit ripens.. This should be done very carefully so as not to damage the bush.
Cucumbers Paris gherkin, according to the characteristics, very unpretentious and easy to maintain.
By adhering to the above recommendations, you can effortlessly provide yourself and your loved ones with an excellent harvest of juicy and crisp, fragrant fruits.