Popular among gardeners are varieties of cucumbers, which self-pollinate, early fructify and are suitable for pickling. The “Masha” variety also has such characteristics. This variety is a vivid representative of the gherkin hybrid. Cucumbers show high yields both in greenhouses and hotbeds, and in the open ground.
The plant is self-pollinating, does not require artificial pollination. Fruit plants in the spring and summer, it all depends on temperature, in southern regions, the yield is longer, but in the greenhouse you can get a good fruiting. Lack of light significantly reduces the amount of the ovary on the bush. Reduction of the light day directly affects fruiting. This variety is resistant to diseases, persistently suffer minor changes in the weather.
The yield indicator of the variety is high, each node has at least 6 ovaries. Fruit ripening occurs almost simultaneously, at a favorable temperature the first crop can be obtained early, after 37 days the first ripe cucumbers are removed. The shape of the fruit is cylindrical, slightly stretched, the length is about 8 cm. The color of the fruit is a saturated herbaceous color, a medium-hard skin, uneven with brightly marked tubercles on which the spines are located.
The pulp with sufficient watering is juicy, dense and homogeneous. Cucumbers have a pleasant fresh taste, a characteristic fresh smell, a complete absence of bitterness excludes the process of soaking fruit, which for some varieties is simply necessary.
Fruits are widely used for making salads and are used fresh. Both the taste and the size of the fruit allows them to be used for conservation. Cucumbers perfectly keep their shape after a slight heat treatment. The plant must be fertilized, if the content of potassium and magnesium is sufficient in the soil, the fruits grow in rich color.
The site for planting should be open to provide sufficient light to accelerate the process of photosynthesis. The site must be protected from wind and draft, the plant is capricious to such whims of nature. To the soil this variety is unpretentious, but nevertheless a favorable environment for cultivation is non-acidic and humic ground. The best soil fertilizer is manure. If the fall did not manage to bring this fertilizer into the ground, then in the spring it is just necessary to add to the soil the overgrown fertilizer.
To get an early harvest, plant cucumber seedlings. Plant the seeds in a greenhouse or a greenhouse. It is necessary to start growing already in the first half of May, the temperature should be maintained at 20 degrees. That the seeds are well sprouted, the temperature of the soil should be at least 15 degrees. It is possible to plant this variety seed method directly into the open ground.
With thick germination, it is necessary to thin the rows. The plant shows a good fruit bearing index, both with vertical and horizontal cultivation.
Caring for plants is better in the evening. It is necessary to monitor the moistening of the soil, watering cucumbers is necessary with a periodicity of 2 days, today drip irrigation is very popular. To feed plants is simply necessary, the fertilizer is bred in water, usually urea or manure. The earth needs to be periodically loosened, it is impossible to admit the formation of a stale crust.
The root system needs access to oxygen, you do not need to damage the roots. When the first signs of the disease manifest, the plant needs to be treated, it is better not to allow the exacerbation and spread of the disease.
There is a large number of preventive measures aimed at protecting against pests and diseases. Harvesting is best done every day, cucumbers quickly overgrow.
Variety of cucumbers “Masha”