Cucumbers – description of the properties
Every gardener has its own opinion about the fact cucumbers which varieties are most preferred.
This is due to the variety of conditions in which we grow them, as well as our taste preferences.
Important! The varieties of cucumbers and a great variety of all plant is simply impossible, so you should know which group they are classified and how to choose them.
First of all, the cucumbers are divided into grades pcheloopyljaemogo and parthenocarpic.
Parthenocarpic, sometimes incorrectly referred to as self-pollinated.
No, they are not self-pollinated, and samoplodnye, ie they give off in any case.
They do not need pollination, unlike bees and self-pollinated varieties.
Additional information!parthenocarpic female flowers form only. From each woman’s ovaries, a sufficient amount of food for the plant grows cucumber. Such cucumbers, as a consequence, do not form mature seeds.
Thus there is no need to hybrids implanting varieties with predominantly male type flowering. Therefore, the yield does not depend on the weather, the departure of bees, on the presence of the male flowers.
Pros parthenocarpic varieties
If the cucumbers title is present the letter of F1, it is a hybrid which is characterized by several features:
- lightweight care, resistance to temperature changes;
- a rapid onset of fruiting, not overripe;
- lower requirements to light, suitable for cultivation in the closed greenhouse and in open areas;
- no need for bees;
- high yield;
- good taste and no bitterness. </ li>
However, for planting in open ground should not be used solely parthenocarpic type cucumbers.
Pros pcholo and self-pollinated varieties
Still, in the open ground is preferable to grow varieties pcheloopyljaemogo.
Maybe they are in something and inferior to modern hybrids in yield, however, as regards their food, dietary value, palatability, aroma, crispness – pcheloopyljaemogo varieties of cucumbers will give odds to any modern parthenocarpic variety or hybrid.
- a unique taste;
- good yields can be used to zasolok and conservation;
- the presence of seeds, planting allows liked brand in the future;
- for selection.
It is important to say that we can not relate to food is very utilitarian. Still, the food should be not only delicious, but also useful.
And it should be noted that the seeds that are formed inside the cucumber is a valuable source of materials for reproductive function in men.
Seeds in cucumbers – a supplier of organically bound zinc.
It promotes the absorption of vitamin A. Without zinc vitamin is not absorbed in the body in the required amount.
NoteZinc – a pledge of beauty and youth preservation.
Cucumbers, just are a very important supplier of this element, whether it is fresh or canned.
Preferring only parthenocarpic cucumbers we impoverish its power. They do not form inside the seeds, and therefore does not contain organically bound zinc.
As a result, suffers from male reproductive function, suffering woman’s beauty, and so on.
Such simple things we should not forget, therefore pcheloopyljaemogo hybrid or traditional varieties of cucumbers should definitely land on our sites.
Eat with their beds fresh, fragrant, with cucumber seeds are not only delicious, but also very, very useful.
Pcheloopyljaemogo grade is not worth planting in greenhouses, as bees are reluctant to fly, and it will affect the crop.
In greenhouses planted mainly partenokarpiki better, since they do not need bees, and produce fruit without pollination.
The following classification of cucumbers – the nature of the fruit Zelentsy.
There are varieties of salad type, salt-coating, there are varieties of gherkins type.
lettuce varieties have thin skin and are generally not suitable salting, become soft, not tasty. They use only fresh and in salads. They contain a reduced amount of fat, so easy to chew, pleasant taste, remain soft and slightly crispy.
Elevated levels of aromatics, a high content of ascorbic acid makes these cucumbers excellent vegetable salad and they also have to be in the range of varieties which you land.
salt-coating cucumbers are generally applicable to the cask or canned salting.
They have a thick skin, well-kept, provide a powerful fat Zieleniec, that is all that we value in pickled cucumbers. This is a traditional pickled cucumber in a barrel – through the thick peel and high in fiber, it does not soften during the salting is not dryabnet, not limp, it remains strong and tasty.
Cucumber salt-coating can be used in salads, but will have to cut off the peel.
Gherkin pickles – a marinade.
Gherkin – small, small cucumbers, which are removed before the seeds began to form.
They are used for pickling, to prepare specific meals with high content of vinegar and a high content of spices.
If possible, try to plant different types of cucumbers, to try a large number of varieties and to gather as much diversity in their area, for good harvests.