Cucumis sativus 'Carmen'
Cucumber - F1 Hybrid 'Carmen'
Cucumis sativus 'Carmen' is a unique variety with resistance to all known strains of powdery mildew, scab and leaf-spot. Cucumbers 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 March. Excellent for exhibition. Greenhouse/All Female.
This variety has an RHS Award of Garden Merit.
|Awards||RHS Award of Garden Merit|
|Botanical name||Cucumis sativus|
|Common name||Cucumber - F1 Hybrid 'Carmen'|
|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||Sow seeds 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 (9-1in) pots, spacing them 46cm (18in) apart or 2-3 per growbag. Provide a minimum temperature of 15C (60F). 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.|