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Growing vegetables in greenhouses is popular. Cucumbers are no exception. Usually parthenocarpic (self-pollinating) hybrids are grown in greenhouses. This is due to the fact that insects rarely fly into the greenhouse, and parthenocarpics form fruits without pollination. The choice of a variety for such conditions also depends on the maturation of the cucumbers.
Going to the seed market, you can easily get confused, since breeders release new names of this crop every year. Experienced gardeners are well versed in the topic, but to help beginners, our experts have compiled a rating of the best parthenocarpic and early maturing varieties of cucumbers for a greenhouse.
- Rating of the best varieties of cucumbers for the greenhouse
- The best early varieties of cucumbers for the greenhouse
- April F1
- Buran F1
- Suomi F1
- Siberian garland F1
- Goosebump F1
- Crunchy F1
- Fawn F1
- The best self-pollinated greenhouse cucumber varieties
- Real Colonel F1
- F1 White Angel
- Zozulya F1
- Pasamonte F1
- Mazay F1
- Moscow evenings F1
- Esthete F1
- Everyone is the envy of F1
Rating of the best varieties of cucumbers for the greenhouse
|Nomination||a place||variety of cucumbers||rating|
|The best early varieties of cucumbers for the greenhouse||1||April F1||5.0|
|4||Siberian garland F1||4.7|
|The best self-pollinated greenhouse cucumber varieties||1||Real Colonel F1||5.0|
|2||F1 White Angel||4.9|
|6||Moscow evenings F1||4.5|
|8||Everyone is the envy of F1||4.3|
The best early varieties of cucumbers for the greenhouse
Early ripening cucumber varieties are a great option for a greenhouse. The first harvest is obtained in the spring. And if the greenhouse is heated, then this crop can be grown continuously all year round. And although the early cucumbers do not bear fruit for long, they are amicable.
The hybrid variety of April cucumbers occupies the first position in the rating. For its cultivation, the optimal place is closed ground (film greenhouses, hotbeds). After germination of the seed and before the first harvest, 40-45 days pass. The plant has limited lateral weaving.
Cucumbers are cylindrical in shape. The weight of each of them reaches 160-300 g, and the length is up to 25 cm. Their skin is green, closer to dark, with white short (1-3 cm) stripes. If you do not collect the greens in time, then it becomes coarse. There are white thorns on the cucumbers. It is recommended to harvest the fruit 2-3 times a week. In the first 4 weeks after the beginning of fruiting, up to 7-13 kg of fruit can be removed from 1 m².
In the reviews, gardeners note that the April variety is excellent for salads. They praise him for his resistance to major cucumber diseases. Our experts have included the April cucumber in the rating of the best, since it has increased productivity, it is tasty, gives off the harvest in unison, bears fruit for a long time, and its fruits do not turn yellow for a long time.
- tasty fruits without bitterness;
- high fruiting;
- amicable maturation;
- resistance to many diseases.
- susceptibility to sclerotinia.
The second position of the rating is occupied by the common cucumber hybrid Buran. It has medium early ripening – it enters fruiting after 46-55 days from the moment of full germination. The plant looks powerful. He has long whips, large leaves. There is a complex, dense pubescence of white color.
Medium-sized cucumbers (weight – 95-107 g, length – 10-12 cm), oval. Most often, tubercles are present on the surface of the greenery. The color of the cucumbers is rich green. The flesh is firm, the skin is moderately tough. The Buran variety is universal, but it behaves better when salted than when consumed fresh.
Gardeners in reviews praise Buran for its taste characteristics and non-capricious cultivation. The variety turned out to be in the rating of the best, since it consistently brings a large harvest, is resistant to ordinary cucumber mosaic, cladosporium. And he shows tolerance to other diseases.
- taste at altitude;
- universal application;
- high rates of fruiting.
- lack of absolute resistance to powdery mildew.
The super early ripe variety Suomi is in third place in the rating. Cucumbers are poured and ready to harvest in 38 days. The overall vigor of the plant is strong, but its lateral shoots are limited in growth. In the bundle ovary, up to 5-6 cucumbers are formed. The leaves on the lashes are large with a dark green color.
Cucumbers are small (length – 5-6 cm, diameter – 3-3.5 cm). Their color is dark green, on top of which there are blurry whitish stripes that occupy a third of the length of the cucumber. There are many bumps and black thorns on the surface of the fruit. Their flesh is juicy, crunchy, without bitterness, covered with a tough skin.
Fans of this variety in the reviews note that the Suomi cucumber does not outgrow and retains a beautiful oval shape, even if it is not picked in time. Our experts also included it in the rating because the hybrid is distinguished by good resistance to unfavorable weather, cucumber diseases, and also gives a lot of yield.
- juicy, crispy cucumbers;
- lack of bitterness;
- beautiful oval shape;
- do not outgrow;
- resistant to disease;
- suitable for fresh consumption or salting.
- does not respond well to a sharp drop in temperature.
Siberian garland F1
The Chelyabinsk hybrid variety Siberian Garland is ranked fourth. It is successfully grown in greenhouses and outdoors. A special type of fruiting is characteristic of the Siberian garland cucumber: several fruit ovaries are formed in the place of one flower. The bush is powerful, covered with many leaves.
Small fruits (no more than 8 cm long). In case of untimely collection, the greens do not outgrow. They have a sweetish taste, pronounced aroma. The skin covering the juicy, crispy pulp is thin. The taste is sweetish, emptiness and bitterness are absent. Zelentsy of the Siberian garland are eagerly consumed fresh, and also canned.
Reviews about this variety are mostly good, but at the same time, gardeners note that it requires special care. If the cucumbers are not picked every day, the development of new ovaries is inhibited. And yet the hybrid Siberian Garland is included in the rating, since it has a high yield, bears fruit for a long time, practically does not get sick and has excellent taste.
- high productivity;
- fast ripening;
- fruit quality;
- friendly fruiting;
- light sweetness and lack of bitterness in the taste.
- demanding to care.
The fifth place in the rating was taken by a hybrid variety of early-maturing cucumber – Murashka. The plant grows medium, and lateral shoots are characterized by stagnation. In one sinus, 2-4 ovaries are formed. The scourge is covered with a lot of medium sized leaves. They are smooth, with an irregularly sawn edge and a green color.
Cucumbers have a cylindrical shape. Their length is 10-12 cm, and their weight is 90-110 g. The color of the fruits is not uniform. The top is light green, and towards the base it becomes dark green. Plus, light stripes reach the middle of the greenery. On the surface of the cucumber there are large tubercles and spiny black thorns. The pulp is very aromatic, sweetish, without bitterness.
Lovers of the Murashka variety in the reviews note that these cucumbers show their best properties when salted and pickled. Our experts included this hybrid in the rating, since the plant is unpretentious, fruiting is long, its lashes do not turn yellow and do not dry out for a long time, the plant has high resistance to diseases.
- early maturity;
- salted cucumbers are very high quality;
- the yield is high and stable;
- good immunity.
- if you miss the moment of collection, they begin to grow in breadth.
The sixth place in the rating is given to the Khrustyk variety. These cucumbers ripen early – they can be harvested in 44-48 days from the moment the seed emerges. The plant grows strongly, quickly and indefinitely. It can reach a height of 1.2 m. Khrustik is a bouquet variety. On the shoot site between two adjacent nodes, up to 7-8 ovaries can form.
Cucumbers grow up to 10-12 cm in length, and each of them weighs about 110 g. On the green skin there are light stripes and moderate spotting. There are rare tubercles on the surface of the fruit. The pulp is quite firm, but juicy and sweet. It smells good and crunches.
In the reviews, gardeners note that they like the taste of cucumbers without bitterness and the rough skin on top of the pulp. Khrustyk is included in the rating of the best for its resistance to various diseases and excellent transportability. Housewives note that this is one of the best varieties for blanks. They retain their shape well and do not lose crunchiness after pickling.
- early maturing;
- high and stable yield;
- taste characteristics at altitude;
- good fresh and in winter preparations.
- impossible to collect seed.
The early ripe cucumber variety Pyzhik occupies the seventh place in the rating. It takes 40-43 days from full-fledged seedlings to the first collection of greens. Plants grow vigorously and indefinitely. Leaves of medium size cover the lashes moderately. One internode can contain from 2 to 8 ovaries.
The length of cucumbers Pyzhik reaches 12 cm. Each of them weighs 85-100 g. Their shape is cylindrical. The skin color is green with smeared stripes reaching one third of the fruit. From 1 m² it is possible to collect up to 15-17 kg of marketable greens. On average, about 5-8 kg of cucumbers are removed from one plant.
Reviews about the variety Pyzhik are mostly positive. They are readily eaten fresh, and they also show themselves well when preparing for the winter. They are not a bit bitter. Our experts have included this variety in the rating of the best, because it has a high yield, and also it is not subject to infection by root rot or powdery mildew.
- increased fruiting;
- there is no bitterness in the taste;
- good transportability;
- versatility of use.
- you need to frequently spray the plant with water.
The best self-pollinated greenhouse cucumber varieties
Self-pollinated varieties have the following advantages:
- external factors do not affect the formation of ovaries;
- grow well in open ground and in greenhouses;
- have good immunity;
- excellent taste characteristics, no bitterness or hollowness;
- bear fruit in large quantities and for a long time.
Parthenocarpics are also often referred to as bouquet varieties. Usually these are short-fruited hybrids that give a large amount of yield – gherkins and pickles. But they require special care.
Real Colonel F1
The first place in the rating was given to the hybrid variety Real Colonel. It grows equally well in film or glazed greenhouses, as well as in unprotected soil. The first cucumbers are harvested 40-42 days after the seed emergence. Bushes grow vigorously. Their flowering type is exclusively or predominantly female. The forking is not strong.
Cucumbers resemble a spindle in shape. They grow in length up to 15 cm, and in weight reach 110-120 g. The surface is not smooth, but covered with tubercles and thorns. The delicate skin is green with light stripes, which are often poorly visualized. The pulp is fragrant, sweetish, without bitterness.
Gardeners in their reviews praise the variety Real Colonel for the fact that the fruits are poured at the same time and the harvest can be removed in unison. The hybrid was included in the rating because it gives an excellent harvest, the fruits are delicious both fresh and pickled, and this variety also bears fruit for a very long time.
- fragrant cucumbers without bitterness;
- amicable maturation;
- disease resistant;
- versatility of use.
- at unfavorable temperatures, cucumbers become hollow.
F1 White Angel
The hybrid variety White Angel takes the second position in the ranking. It is characterized by a high degree of parthenocarp and bundle ovary. It is possible to harvest the first crop after 44-50 days after full-fledged seed germination. Plants grow strongly and form a large number of lateral shoots. The dark green leaves that cover the lashes are medium in size.
Cucumbers have a cylindrical shape. Their length does not exceed 10 cm, and their weight is 100 g. There are an average number of tubercles on the surface. The skin is white with thornless whitish thorns. The pulp is fragrant sweetish, but sometimes bitter. In zelentsev, the seeds are small, and in overgrown cucumbers, they become rough and tough. You need to pick the fruits when they turn slightly greenish.
Fans of this variety in their reviews note that the more often the collection is carried out, the faster new ovaries begin to develop. The taste of the hybrid, despite the peculiar appearance, is typical for cucumbers. Our experts have included the White Angel variety in the rating, as it guarantees a good harvest and at the same time looks very attractive.
- exotic appearance;
- incomparable taste and aroma;
- high productivity.
- poor resistance to disease.
The third place in the ranking is occupied by the hybrid variety Zozulya. After seed germination and until the time of harvest, 42-48 days pass. Film greenhouses are great for growing this variety. The plant is partially parthenocarpic, therefore it is recommended to plant male plants to increase yields.
Cucumbers grow quite large: weight – up to 300 g, and length – up to 24 cm. Longitudinal white stripes are visible on top of the dark green base. The tubercles on the surface are rare, but large. The pulp is juicy, dense, sweetish, covered with a thin skin with whitish thorns. Cucumbers do not turn yellow for a long time and do not lose their commercial properties.
In reviews, gardeners praise this variety for the fact that the crop can be eaten fresh and pickled. It is better not to use it for pickles, as they become soft rather quickly. Our experts included Zozula in the rating, since the variety bears fruit for a long time and amicably, practically does not get sick and is good in maturation.
- taste at altitude;
- good immunity;
- bears fruit for a long time.
- requires a garter.
The high-yielding Pasamonte hybrid is ranked fourth. These are parthenocarpic gherkins. From the moment of emergence of the planting material to the collection of the first crop, 40-42 days should pass. Plants grow medium and branch slightly. The leaves are rather large, slightly corrugated, saturated green or slightly light.
Cucumbers have a cylindrical shape. Large bumps are visualized on the surface. In length they reach 6-9 cm, and by weight – 70-120 g. The color of the skin is dark green with whitish stripes and mottling, which are moderately expressed. White thorns are also visible on the surface. The pulp is sweetish, without bitterness. Its structure is quite dense.
According to gardeners' reviews, Pasamonte cucumbers are somewhat inferior in taste to salad varieties. Best of all, they show themselves when salting. This hybrid is included in the rating, since its fruits are resistant to outgrowth (at the green stage they slow down their growth) and to major cucumber diseases.
- increased fruit set;
- lack of bitterness;
- resistance to overgrowth;
- great for pickling.
- susceptible to peronosporosis.
The fifth place in the ranking is occupied by the hybrid variety of cucumber Mazai. He has a high starting parthenocarp. Its purpose is universal. After the germination of the seed, 42-46 days pass before the first harvest. This hybrid gives off a massive harvest. On one bush, 6-8 cucumbers with good marketability are immediately poured.
Cucumbers resemble cylinders. Rare tubercles are visualized on their surface. The length of the fruit is 10-13 cm, and the weight is 100-120 g. The peel is green, with vague stripes that occupy a third or half of the length of the cucumber. The taste of the Mazai hybrid is at its best and is excellent for pickling. Hollow fruits are not found.
Gardeners like this variety and they praise it in reviews for its high complex resistance to diseases. Our experts included it in the rating of the best, since this cucumber is distinguished by its intense filling of the ovary, early ripening and high commercial qualities. The variety resists adverse conditions well.
- early yield;
- massive return of fruits;
- delicious fresh and salted;
- resistant to most diseases.
- it is not possible to collect seeds.
Moscow evenings F1
The cucumber hybrid near Moscow evenings takes the sixth position in the rating. Self-pollinating variety (exclusively or predominantly female flowering type). It is recommended to cultivate it in the spring-summer period in film greenhouses. The first crop is harvested 42-45 days after the appearance of full seed shoots.
The shape of the cucumbers is oval-cylindrical. They are covered with sparse tubercles. The weight of each greenery reaches 80-110 g, and the length is 12-14 cm. The skin is dark green with slightly visualized white stripes. The pulp is firm, but not juicy enough. There are no hollow fruits. From 1 m² it is possible to collect up to 15-17 kg of cucumbers.
- massive return of the crop;
- good fresh and canned;
- resistant to disease.
- the pulp is not juicy enough.
The seventh place in the rating is given to the Estet hybrid variety. It grows well in plastic greenhouses. The plant grows vigorously and indefinitely. In height, it can reach 2 or more meters. Moderately leafy shoots, it forms medium. The type of flowering is dominated by female.
Esteta fruits are small, regular cylindrical in shape. The length of the greenery is from 9 to 13 cm. The skin, even near the stalk, is thin and delicate, its color is dark green. The surface has an average number of tubercles and spines. The pulp is firm, but tender. The cucumber is very aromatic, there are no hollow fruits and a bitter taste.
- early ripe hybrid;
- long fruiting period;
- excellent taste characteristics;
- good keeping quality and transportability.
- it is impossible to collect seeds by yourself
Everyone is the envy of F1
Rounding out our rating of the best gherkin-type cucumbers is everyone's envy. The variety ripens quickly – in 45-48 days. The plant grows very tall. At the same time, the variety All envy is characterized by independent regulation of branching with constant growth of the top and the load of the crop on the main stem.
The hybrid belongs to the bundle – 3-6 ovaries are formed in internodes. Cucumbers are of the gherkin type. They are neat, reach 9-12 cm in length, and 80-100 g in weight, their shape is usual, elongated-oval. The color is bright green. The surface is covered with small tubercles and soft white spines. The pulp is juicy, crispy, without bitterness.
Lovers of cucumbers Everyone in the reviews praises him for his complex resistance to major diseases of culture. In addition, it has proven itself to be a reliable and productive variety. However, in order to obtain a large number of cucumbers, it is important to follow agrotechnical rules.
- early ripening cucumbers;
- excellent productivity;
- disease resistance;
- bears fruit even in low light.
- you need to buy cucumber seeds every year.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.