Cucumbers have been grown since antiquity. Today it is the main vegetable on the tables of the inhabitants of the world. In Russia, this culture is grown everywhere. Cucumber Paratunka f1 is a hybrid that ripens early. The variety is suitable for growing in private plots and for industrial production.
The hybrid variety Paratunka was bred in 2006 and today it has found its consumer. The seeds for the Russians are supplied by the domestic agricultural firm Semko-Junior. Designed for indoor cultivation, but also shows itself well in the open field. It stands out for its rich fruiting, for which it fell in love with gardeners.
The cucumber of this variety, like other relatives, has a weak root system. Basically, the roots are located shallow from the soil surface, the rest go 20 centimeters deep. The upper roots constantly lack water, especially when fruiting begins.
Advice! Plantings with Paratunka cucumbers should be watered often and abundantly.
The stem of the cucumber is rather long, branched. If it is properly formed and a sufficient height of the greenhouse, it can grow up to 2 m and more. At points at the base of the leaf in internodes, branches of the first order are formed. They, in turn, give life to the next branches. A plant on a trellis develops well.
If a branch of a Paratunka cucumber is on the ground, then it takes root. This feature was noticed by gardeners and they specially drop shoots in order to create a powerful root system. The yield depends on its development. One square meter, with proper care, can give the “owners” 17 kilograms of delicious cucumbers.
In the axils there are one or more flowers, therefore, the number of ovaries is the same. Most often there are 2-4 of them. The flowers are predominantly female. This can be clearly seen in the photo.
Characteristic features of the hybrid
Judging by the descriptions, the leaves of the Paratunka cucumber are dense green, small in size.
When planting, you need to adhere to the following scheme: for 1 sq. m no more than 4 bushes. Parthenocarpic cucumber of this variety does not need additional pollination. The absence of bees does not reduce the formation of ovaries. It takes about a month and a half from seedlings to the first zelents. Fresh cucumbers can be removed before the first frost.
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Cucumbers of the Paratunka variety have the shape of a cylinder, there are few tubercles, and the ribs are practically invisible. On the dark green skin, white stripes are visible, occupying a third of the fruit. The cucumbers are crispy, fragrant, never bitter. With medium pubescence, they have sharp thorns.
You can collect up to 14 kg of cucumbers from one square. They weigh up to 100 g, up to 10 cm in length. Such fruits just ask for a jar of marinade. This is not surprising, because the variety is universal. Cucumber Paratunka f1 if, judging by the reviews, is irresistible not only canned, but also fresh.
Attention! On the cucumber of the Paratunka variety, brown spot, powdery mildew, bacteriosis are not formed.
Cucumber can withstand small temperature fluctuations without any damage - these are important characteristics of the variety.
Features of agricultural technology
You can grow the Paratunka f1 variety with dry seeds directly into the ground or by seedling.
- To obtain full seedlings, sowing begins in the last decade of April or at the beginning of May. The plant is under stress during transplantation, so it is best to use peat cups or special split containers. In this case, the root system will not be disturbed. When real leaves (3-4) appear on the plant, you can plant it in a permanent place.
- When sowing seeds directly into the ground, special attention should be paid to deepening: no more than 2 cm. Before planting, the seeds are soaked to ensure germination. Sowing is carried out in a checkerboard pattern, on one square meter from 3 to 4 seeds.
Attention! Cucumbers of the Paratunka variety should be watered in the evening using warm water.
After watering, the soil under the cucumbers should be loosened to a shallow depth. The plant is demanding for feeding. You can use special formulations or slurry.
Don't lose your harvest
Since the varietal cucumbers Paratunka f1 are early ripening, it is necessary to pinch the top of the head. New ovaries will begin to form in the sinuses. Small greens need to be collected every other day early in the morning.
Important! The picking of cucumbers of this variety must be active, this significantly increases the yield.
Reviews of gardeners
Christina, 35 years old, Chita
One day, a colleague brought in canned homemade cucumbers. They turned out to be surprisingly tasty: crispy, aromatic. She asked what kind. It turned out - Paratunka. I will try to plant in the summer in the country.
Valentin, 49 years old, Saratov
I have been growing cucumbers of this variety for 3 years. They please with a bountiful harvest, they have never failed. However, the seeds are expensive.
Lyubava, 28 years old, Volgograd
I am a young gardener, constantly experimenting. I bought new seeds last year and fell in love with them. Fresh cucumbers are good. And in winter they took it out of the jar - the scent all over the apartment. I will never give up the variety!
Galina, 50 years old, Tyumen
Everyone likes the Paratunka cucumber, but sharp thorns are not encouraging. Have to collect with gloves.
Lyudmila 60 years old, Yaroslavl
I am an old garden-lover. Over the years, I have tried many different varieties of cucumbers. I liked the Paratunka variety because it begins to bear fruit early.
Evgenia 42 years old, Yekaterinburg
If the cucumbers of the Paratunka variety are planted for seedlings, then at the end of May you can pamper your grandchildren with the first cucumbers. In order for cucumbers to give a rich harvest, they need to be looked after like small children.