Fans of personally grown vegetables on their plots usually plant all the usual varieties of cucumbers, giving lashes up to 3 meters long. Such vines can be easily used to decorate a garden gazebo or to let along the fence of a small summer cottage, to the delight of passersby. But if you do not want to treat your neighbors or suffer with props, you can plant little-known spray cucumbers.
The photo shows what a bush cucumber will look like, creeping along the ground.
These varieties are good because at a relatively low yield compared with long varieties, the fruits ripen together. Within three weeks, fruiting ends. Ripening harvest begins long before the appearance of major cucumber diseases, thus avoiding losses.Attention! Choosing seeds in the store, look at the description of the variety, not just the picture.
Cucumber bush is a determinant plant, that is, it does not grow long lashes as opposed to the usual lian-like indeterminant varieties of this vegetable. Shrubs grow not only decorative, but also convenient in the processing of the aisles. The length of the stems usually does not exceed 60 centimeters. Most varieties are intended for cultivation in the open field and are bee-pollinated.
There are parthenocarpic bush hybrids. Partenokarpichesky - the grade forming fruits without pollination. Such fruits do not have seeds. When grown in open ground, such a plant can be pollinated by insects. In this case, the fruits ripen with seeds, but lose their presentation.
Varieties of bush cucumbers
Their names speak for themselves: Baby, Baby, Shorty and others.
When growing cultivated cucumbers, you can use the seeds of their own production. But there is no guarantee of a harvest from such seeds.
Losing sight of the wealth of choice, gardeners often wonder which of the varieties are the best. It all depends on the purpose and method of cultivation. For greenhouses in no case bee pollinated varieties. To lure insects - pollinators in the greenhouse is extremely difficult. Here the best will be parthenokarpichesky varieties of cucumbers.
For open beds choose pollinated varieties that do not require pollination, may upset you the appearance of the curves of freaks.
A variety that is ideal for salad may not be suitable for winter harvesting.
Determine the purpose of growing cucumber and choose the best plants for this area.