Greenhouse Cucumber, Carmen F1
Crops in: 60 Days
A unique variety with resistance to all known strains of powdery mildew, scab and leaf-spot. Fruits are bitter free and produced in abundance - 50-100 per plant. Ideal for organic gardeners. Easy to train and day length sensitive. For maximum yield plant after 1st of March. Sowing Instructions: Sow singly from late winter onwards 1cm (½in) deep in 7.5cm (3in) pots of moist compost. Germination usually takes 7-10 days at 24-27C (75-80F).
Transplant at the 2-3 leaf stage into 13cm (5in) pots and then into growbags, border or 23-25cm (9-10in) pots, spacing them 46cm (18in) apart or 2-3 per growbag. Provide a minimum temperature of 15C (60F). Keep soil moist, but not wet to avoid damping off.
Train up the main shoot to top of wire and then pinch out the growing point and allow two shoots to trail downwards. Keep moist but not wet, apply shading as required and provide a moist, warm atmosphere. Regular picking will encourage fruiting. Under stress conditions, male flowers may be produced and these should be removed.