Cucumbers are one of the popular products. This culture was brought to us from India and has been cultivated for many centuries. Today in India there are also wild varieties of cucumbers. They twist the trees like weeds. In Europe and Asia, this crop is grown mainly in greenhouses or in areas protected from the wind. For normal growth, as well as high yield cucumbers require high humidity. One of the best varieties of this culture is considered to be the Connie variety.
Description and Characteristics of Connie Cucumber Variety
Connie variety - hybrid grown both in greenhouses and open soils. Shrubs, as described, strong, vigorous, medium-length with a female type of flowering. The leaves of the plant are green, medium in size, regular shape.
Fruits are small, usually long 7-9 cm, oval, small-tuberous. Peel green cucumber, with thorns, white, but not prickly. The flesh of green grass is white, dense, juicy, not bitter. Average fruit weight 60-80 g.The average weight of the fruit of Connie cucumber - 60-80 grams
The main characteristics of the variety should be highlighted:
- Begin to bear fruit on the 50th day from the moment of emergence.
- In one node is usually from 3 to 9 ovaries.
- High-yielding variety.
- Temperature fluctuations are not terrible.
- The fruit has a great taste.
- There are no voids in the greens and therefore the fruits are appreciated when canning.
- The fruits are characterized by an excellent presentation.
Indicators of commodity productivity:
- early terms make up 8.7-9.2 kg / m2;
- in late terms - 12.8-16 kg / m2.
This variety was bred by Russian biotech breeders by crossing 2 varieties. With proper planting, as well as care, Connie bushes will be pleased with a generous harvest.
The advantages and disadvantages of the variety
Summer residents and gardeners choose Connie for cultivation because of its advantages:
- Resistance culture to common diseases.
- Unpretentious care.
- Resistance to temperature changes.
- Long term fruiting.
- Delicious fruits without bitterness.
- The absence of voids in the fruit increases the value for conservation.
However, apart from the merits, Connie's cucumbers have some drawbacks.
Not all growers are positive about peculiar tubercles and white spines. In addition, criticized and small size Zelentsov. However, the above disadvantages can not outweigh the advantages of the variety.
Requirements for soil for planting
Choosing a place for planting it is necessary to consider that cucumbers are a sun-loving culture. However, so that Connie is not injured in hot weather, need the presence of penumbra.
You should not plant cucumbers after pumpkin crops. It is better to plant a plant after cabbage, root crops or legumes.
Topsoil loosen and moisturize.
Sowing seeds is necessary when the soil warms up a bit after frost. It is recommended to plant seedlings at the end of spring.Connie's Cucumber Seeds
Cucumbers are planted not very often. Approximately 2-3 pieces are planted on the square. Most often planting conducts seedlings. For this follows pre-soak the seeds.
Some ways of soaking seeds:
- Wrap the seeds in a pre-soaked cloth and lay in cellophane. The latter must be put in heat. After 3 days sprouts will start to appear.
- Wrap the seeds in a damp cloth and fold them into a glass container. Cover the container with the lid and keep it warm. Sprouts will appear in 2 days.
Planted seedlings need no later than 2-3 weeksso that it does not outgrow. When planting seeds they are thrown into the ground at 3 cm in depth.
Grade care after planting
Connie's Cucumbers are unpretentious culture.
Usually caring for a plant consists of:
- top dressing;
- weed control;
- pest control.
So that the plant stems can curl install slats. The latter will support, as well as protect the bushes from the winds.
It is recommended to water the bushes per day once. The watering procedure should be carried out in the morning or late in the evening. Once in 7 days should be weeding.
If cucumbers grow in a greenhouse, you need to control that the bushes do not overheat. Temperature should not be above 30 degrees. After planting after 20 days should break through the soil.
Before flowering, you need to feed the culture once. This should be done once and during flowering. Then the bushes need to be fed only once every 10 days. The following mixture will be suitable for top dressing: 1 l of manure diluted with water in a bucket. Feeding is best done in the evenings or not sunny weather.
General care guidelines:
- Insofar as yield depends on the formation of the bushit is recommended to pluck in the first sinuses of 3-4 leaves.
- Harvest in a timely manner.
- Spend pest and disease prevention 1-2 times a month.
With proper care, the plant will delight gardeners rich harvest.Cucumber harvest must be collected in a timely manner.
Diseases and their prevention
Diseases, common pests, signs of infection, treatment and prevention methods are listed in the table.
|Name of pest / disease||Signs of infection||Means|
|Cucumber bug||The plant has twisted sheets.||Infusion of tobacco or pharmaceutical chamomile|
|Aphid||Shriveled as well as twisted leaves||Red Pepper Infusion|
|Spider mite||Separate white dots appear on the leaves, and then the whole leaf turns white.||Infusion of dandelion or wormwood, decoction of tops of tomatoes, chamomile Persian infusion|
|Greenhouse whitefly||On the leaves there is a white sugar bloom, and then the leaf turns black and dries out.||Actofit (0.2%)|
|Anthracnose||Brown spots on the stems and leaves, ulcers on the fruit||Means Oxyh, Kuproksat, 1% solution of Bordeaux mixture or 0.4% oxychloride|
|White rot or sclerotinia||Wet spots on the basal part. Then the stem is covered with a white substance resembling cotton wool.||Manganic acid potassium|
|Bacteriosis of cucumbers||Angular spots first on the leaves, then covering 70-90% of the leaf cover and partly of the stems of the fruit||0.02% zinc sulfate solution|
Harvesting and storage rules
In the case of growing Connie cucumbers in greenhouse conditions, the crop is approximately harvested when seedlings are planted in the open soil. For example, the harvest of cucumbers planted in April falls to the beginning of June.
Fresh greenhouses are stored for 35 days in the refrigerator or at room temperature. To increase the storage time, the fruit stalks should be left at the time of harvest and not washed off. The stems are dipped in water, and in this state the fruit is stored in the refrigerator. up to 4 weeks.Fruits differ in refined taste and are used in preservation
Connie cucumbers - a hybrid variety that does not require special care and is characterized by a long period of fruiting. Fruits differ in refined taste and are used in preservation.