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Cucumis sativus 'Bella' F1 Hybrid
Cucumber 'Bella' F1 Hybrid

Cucumis sativus 'Bella' F1 Hybrid Cucumber  'Bella' F1 Hybrid
£3.99 0820009099 Category: Seeds > Vegetable Seeds
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Cucumis sativus 'Bella' is a new all female greenhouse variety producing good yields of long, 35cm (14in) fruits with a superb cucumber flavour and no bitter aftertaste. With a vigorous habit and good tolerance to powdery mildew, Cucumber 'Bella' makes a reliable variety when grown in an unheated greenhouse against supports. Height: 3m (9'). Spread: 45cm (18in). Greenhouse type

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Berry colour Green
Botanical name Cucumis sativus
Common name Cucumber 'Bella' F1 Hybrid
Drought resistance N
Flower colour Yellow
Flowering time Summer
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage colour Green
Fragrance N
Habit Climbing
Plant type Vegetable Seeds
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Time to maturity 1 - 2 years
Ultimate height 2.6m - 4m
Ultimate spread 0.1m - 0.5m
Useful/additional information Greenhouse cucumbers must be grown in a warm, humid greenhouse with a minimum temperature of 15C (6F). Sow Cucumber seeds from early March to April for indoor cropping. Sow cucumber seed on their sides at a depth of 1cm (½in) in 7.5cm (3in) pots of free-draining, seed sowing compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 2C (68F) until germination which takes 7-1 days. Protect the emerging seedlings from direct sunlight to avoid scorching. Grow Cucumber plants on until they are large enough to be transplanted. Maintain a minimum temperature of 15c (6F) and keep the compost moist but not wet. When cucumber plants are well grown, transplant them at a spacing of 2 plants per growbag or 45cm (18in) apart in a warm, humid greenhouse. Water well after planting until cucumber plants are fully established.Water cucumber plants regularly. Apply greenhouse shading as required and create a humid atmosphere by regularly spraying or damping down pathways. Climbing greenhouse types will produce higher yields if allowed to climb. Train the main shoots onto 1.8m (6ft) high nets, canes or strings until they reach the top of their support and then pinch out the growing point. Pinch out sideshoots once fruit begins to develop, leaving two leaves after each fruit. When growing cucumbers, harvest regularly to encourage, long continuous production. Pick the fruits whilst young and tender before they show signs of producing seeds, as older fruits can become bitter. Harvesting cucumbers is best done early in the morning when temperatures remain cool.

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