Probably, every gardener wants to grow a high-yielding variety of cucumbers, resistant to diseases, pests and weather vagaries. One of these is Zyatek F1 cucumber, bred by Moscow breeders. The hybrid vegetable is unpretentious in cultivation, has excellent taste and pleases with a rich harvest even under adverse growing conditions (in a dry, rainy or cold summer).
Description and characteristics of cucumber variety Zyatek f1
According to the description, this early variety, characterized by high germination, productivity and resistance to major diseases.
From the emergence of seedlings to the first harvest, no more than 45 days pass. And to eat sweetish aromatic cucumbers can be before the onset of autumn primorozkov.
Fruit characteristics: small, 10-12 cm long, up to 3.5 cm in diameter and weighing about 100 grams. They have a delicate skin, covered with small white pimples.
Pulp juicy with sweetish taste. Even if the cucumbers overgrow, they do not change color and taste, they do not taste bitter with a lack of moisture.
Shrub srednerosly, with a lot of lateral branches, with beam bookmark ovary. Up to 7 kg of fruit can be obtained from one bush, and Zyatek bears fruit throughout the summer season.
The main feature of the variety is that overgrown cucumbers do not change color and density. They only increase in diameter, acquiring a barrel-shaped appearance.The variety is ripening, high-yielding, overgrown fruits do not change color and density.
The advantages and disadvantages of cucumbers
Today Zyatek enjoys great popularity. among farmers and gardeners-amateurs of the Central, Middle-Volga and Middle Caucasian regions of Russia.
Widespread variety received thanks to undeniable benefits:
- resistance to climatic and weather conditions - high humidity, cold, heat;
- resistant to most cucumber diseases;
- high germination and a long fruiting period;
- excellent taste of cucumbers;
- opportunities to grow in greenhouses, open beds, on balconies, verandas, terraces;
- resistance to insect pests;
- unpretentiousness in cultivation - does not require frequent watering, fertilizing, weeding, mandatory tying;
- early ripening;
- high yield - with proper care can form up to 45-50 bunches of the ovary;
- does not require pollination by bees.
Cucumber roots are located close to the surface, so when removing weeds you should not deeply loosen the soil near the plant.
For the formation of additional roots it is recommended to pour a mixture of peat, wood ash, sand, manure and soil near the trunk.
It is strictly forbidden to water cucumbers with cold water., as it not only slows down the growth and development of the plant, but also can provoke some diseases, including ascochitis and powdery mildew.Grade advantages: high germination and long-term fruiting, excellent taste, early ripening
Preparing the soil for planting
Like other varieties, Zyatek hybrid prefers light and fertile soil. Therefore, clay soil in the garden is appropriate to enrich with wood ash, sand, peat, humus or manure and store fertilizers.
The bed, after making additional substances should be thoroughly dig, loosen and moisten.
Sow seeds in open ground recommended only after the establishment of warm weather, with a night temperature not below +12 degrees. It is not necessary to thicken the planting, having 4-5 plants per 1 square meter.
The pot is filled with 1/3, moistened and shallowly interfere with 1 seed. After the appearance of the first true leaves in the pot, soil is added as the plant grows. When the weather is warm outside, the seedlings begin to harden.In the seedling method of cultivation, the soil should be taken from the bed where young seedlings will be planted later.
How to care
When growing this variety, many gardeners make standard mistakes.
Conduct deep loosening of the soil when removing weeds, while seriously damaging the roots of plants. Loosen the soil should be often, but carefullybecause the root system of cucumbers is located close to the surface and on a large area.
Cucumbers are planted in areas with maximum access of sunlight throughout the day. On such a bed in the hot summer the plants will die even with sufficient watering.
Cucumbers love shaded areaswhere sunlight hits the saplings, for example, only in the morning or evening.
Overmoisten the soil or water the plants with cold water. Such zeal can not only seriously harm the plant and significantly reduce the yield.
Excessive moisture may cause and the development of fungal infections dangerous for seedlings and adult plants — peronosporosis, black and gray rot, mosaic virus, powdery mildew.
Strongly thickened landing. If the bushes were planted close to each other, the installation of special pillars and the tension between them of a garden net or wire can save the situation.
Tying lashes and their directed growth will allow you to avoid strong closeness and get a good crop of greenberries.Cucumbers love shading areas, gently loosening, tying, watering with warm water
Harvesting and harvesting rules
Gather cucumbers daily, avoiding their overgrowth. Although the fruits do not lose their taste, when grown, they increase in diameter and become unattractive externally.
Zyatek variety is perfect for fresh consumption - You can simply eat a crispy, flavorful vegetable or make a bright and healthy salad.
Fresh cucumbers can be stored in the refrigerator, cellar or basement for up to 5-7 days. With long-term storage, fruits lose their taste and attractive appearance.
Variety tolerates transportation for long distances and does not require special conditions of carriage.Collect cucumbers should be daily, not allowing them to grow
Zyatek variety cucumber is a great option for those who want to get a high yield with minimal labor costs.
Cultivation of this hybrid allows you to feast on fresh tasty greens until the fall, and in winter to enjoy the unsurpassed taste of canned cucumbers.
The advantages and excellent qualities of this variety are evidenced by the numerous reviews of farmers and gardeners-amateurs.
Zyatek has practically no flaws., therefore, it is increasingly chosen by summer residents and professional farmers for cultivation.