Cucumbers are a very popular vegetable crop. Now there is a bunch of different varieties of cucumbers. Many greenhouse owners choose the F1 hybrid. This hybrid is a variety of Stella cucumber.
Characteristic varieties Stella cucumber
The affiliation of the Stella variety to F1 hybrids gives it a number of advantages: good yield and resistance. Also, the bushes themselves can be grown both in the greenhouse and in the open field.
Description of the bush
The plant reaches 1.5 meters in length. The bush forms up to 8 fruits in one node. This grade is very thermophilic. The bush has a small degree of branching. After 56 days after sowing, you can already collect the fruit. The plant does not need pollination. Blossom type: only female. Stella F1 should be grown only on well-fertilized and fertile soil.
Description of the fetus
The size of the fruit is on average 23 cm, and the weight in the region of 165 g. The Stella F1 cucumber is characterized by a very smooth, spiny skin on the outside and a crispy flesh inside. There are practically no tubercles on the peel. This variety is known for its positive description of taste. It is perfect for cooking salads, also good in canned form. Stella fruits (F1) have a pleasant taste. They also contain many vitamins, and cucumber juice cleans the stomach of toxins, as cucumber contains more fiber than all other vegetables.
Novice gardeners are most often affected by mistakes made during the care of their plants. If you follow the simple rules of care no problems should arise.
It is recommended to grow cucumbers in the greenhouse. Seeds should be treated with a solution of water and minerals. It is very convenient to sow the seeds in small pots with high quality soil. Sowing seeds stands at a depth of no more than 3 cm. The temperature in the greenhouse should stay around 25 ⁰ C. After planting, it is necessary to water the soil, but not overdo it.
Departure after landing
The most time-consuming stage of care begins after planting cucumbers. To properly care for the Stella variety, you just need to adhere to the basic rules:
- clean up on the site the remains of other vegetation and dirt;
- destroy weeds;
- when the bush grows enough, it needs to be tied to a trellis to support;
- cucumbers are very fond of water, because they should be watered every day, but in moderation;
- need to get rid of pests;
Cucumbers have a very good appetite, so they should be fed. It is recommended to use a solution of ash (100 g of ash per 1 liter of water).
If you follow all the rules of care, the Stella fruits will grow tasty and juicy.
Pests and diseases
This variety is rarely sick
Thanks to the affiliation of Stella to F1 hybrids, the variety rarely gets sick, but this can happen. For every pest or disease there are several ways to fight. It is also important to comply with the dosages used for the treatment of drugs, so as not to harm the bush.
In the process of plant growth can occur meeting with pests. The appearance of pests on plants is normal, as harmful insects often attack plants during the fruiting period.
Pests should be killed immediately, as they multiply very quickly and can spread to all parts of the plant.
Novice gardeners are often lost when they encounter pests on their own plot, but any pests can be managed if they are immediately detected. It is best to conduct daily inspections of plants for the presence of some living creatures.
Affiliation to the Stella hybrid category F1 gives a good immunity to all diseases. But if you run your plants, then disease resistance will help, and they will get sick.
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To defeat the disease, it is necessary to determine in time the first stages of the disease and begin to fight with it, otherwise the further growth of the bush and fruiting will be at risk. Also, the disease can easily go to the rest of the plants.
In fact, any disease is fairly easy to cure, but in its early stages. You should inspect the plants every day to identify the first symptoms.
This hybrid is strong, resistant to diseases and other negative factors. It is good in a variety of cooking methods, as well as good in direct use. Stella is perfect for beginners for the first experience of growing vegetables.