The Correct Cucumber Seed Varieties for High Quality Crops
Who hasn’t enjoyed succulent cucumbers in a salad or munched on them as a snack during a get-together with friends? With the scientific name of Cucumis sativus, having originated in India, and commonly known as cucumber, it is an appetizing vegetable with a water content of 97%.
It’s a delicious vegetable that can be eaten any time of the day and its juicy texture will be refreshing no matter where you are. In what follows. HORTOMALLAS®, shares with our friends, the produce growers, and the public in general a brief catalog of the
cucumber seed varieties that are currently on the market. In order for your crop to end up as a high quality crop, don’t forget to use special trellis netting to keep your cucumber crop growing upright. You will notice that there are many benefits to training your cucumber crop to trellis netting. These products can be viewed right here on this same web page. SUPREMO A new, pickling, monoecious cucumber which is multi-virus resistant. A vigorous, medium-sized plant. 40 – 45 days until first harvest. Thick-rinded, dark-green, oblate (flattened on the ends) fruits with a small seed cavity. A 3:1 L/D ratio. Can be staked or grown on the ground (5 – 7 plants/m [2 plants/ft]. For processing on the export market or as fresh produce on the national market [Mexico]. AUZON RZ F1 A European cucumber variety with intense green color. A very productive plant the entire year. High resistance to powdery mildew (Px HR), and CMV and to CVYV. HR: Ccu/Px (ex Sf). IR: CMV/CVYV. BORRELLY A vigorous plant with an open plant habit and excellent production on main and secondary vines. Suitable for the export market [from Mexico]. Well suited to different growing zones [Mexico]. . CAMAN RZ An American parthenocarpic (seedless) cucumber for greenhouse or shade house production. Strong plants which produce slender, straight fruit of excellent quality with few spines and which are an extraordinary dark green. HR: Ccu/ Px (ex Sf). IR: CMV/ CVYV. CONQUISTADOR Cucumbers of dark green color. DARÍO F1 A greatly improved carpellate slicing hybrid for cultivation outdoors. A very productive variety that maintains uniformity in size and shape of its fruit. Dark green on the outside. An early variety. Cylindrical fruit. About 3 cm (1 in) in diameter. Will tolerate CMV, PRSV, ZYMV, PMR, DMR. . DARLINGTON A carpellate slicing cucumber with a vigorous plant that stands up well to the pressures of foliar diseases. A consistent yielder of straight, high quality fruit with excellent coloring. Maintains optimal length under northwest conditions [Mexico]. R: ALS, Sc, WMV, ZYMV. IR: A, CMV, PM, TLS. DELTASTAR RZ A Persian type cucumber that is suitable for summer, fall, and spring crops [Mexico]. An open plant habit with vigorous growth means that it can be used for a long harvest period. It produces fruit 16 – 18 cm (6 – 7 in) in length, is dark green in color, and has slight ridges. HR: Cca/Ccu/Px (ex Sf) IR: CMV /CV YV. . DIAMANTE. Vigorous plant with predominantly female flowers. High-yielding fruit which is an intense and shiny green in color. Very uniform and cylindrical cucumbers, 19 – 22 centimeters (7½ – 8½ inches) in length. Resistant to angular leaf spot, anthracosis, powdery mildew, and CMV JAWELL A cucumber variety of the mini Persian type. Moderately vigorous plant with short internodes. 1 or 2 fruits per node. For climate controlling greenhouses. Cylindrical fruits with excellent shelf life. Average length of 12 cm (4.5 in). Resistant to HR CMV, CVYV. IR: PM. . LISBOA A parthenocarpic (seedless) cucumber especially for slicing. Good size (20 – 25 cm) [8 – 10 in], few spines, and quite smooth. Excellent yield and a fairly early maturer (43 days to first harvest). Straight, well-filled-out fruit with good consistency. R: Cenicilla, Cladosporium cucumerinum. T: CMV, CVY. LUXELL A vigorous plant with an open plant habit and sustained production. Ideal for the export market [from Mexico]. Good quality fruits with adequate length. Outstanding for its uniformity throughout the harvest cycle: its fruits do not turn bitter. A hybrid for long harvest cycles. Excellent production on the main vine as well as lateral vines. . XTREME A new pickling, monoecious, multi-virus resistant cucumber. A vigorous plant of average size. 40 – 45 days to first harvest. Thick-rinded, dark-green, oblate fruits with a small seed cavity. A 3:1 L/D ratio. Can be staked or grown on the ground (5 – 7 plants/m [2 plants/ft]. For processing on the export market or as fresh produce on the national market [Mexico]. COBRA A very early carpellate cucumber with excellent quality fruit which is cylindrical and a very attractive dark green. Good production with or without ground cover plastic. Very high yielder. Recommendation is for 4 – 5 plants per meter (one plant every 8 – 10 inches). Tolerance/resistance: PRSV, Sc, WMV, WMV, ALS, A2, CMV, PM. . CRIOLLO A carpellate, multi-virus resistant, early (40 – 45 days) hybrid with a small harvest window. Quantity and quality are harvested in a short period. Uniform, dark green, cylindrical, and firm fruit with very choice sizes. Tolerance/resistance: PM, DM, CMV, ZYMV, PRSV, WMV, Scab, ALS, SN. HERALDO (USACX 236) A pickling, parthenocarpic (seedless), very early (produces 40 45 days after transplanting) cucumber with a vigorous vine that provides the ideal support for continuous fruit-setting. Very uniform, bright green, cylindrical fruit which is 12.5 – 15 cm (5 – 6 in) long. SEÑOR A monoecious, multi-virus resistant hybrid. A vigorous plant. Intermediate in maturity (45 – 50 days). Very choice in size, cylindrical, dark green, uniform, firm. High yielder over an extended period of time. 3 – 4 plants per linear meter (1 per ft). Resistance/tolerance: M, DM, CMV, ZYMV, PRSV, WMV, Scab, ALS, An. . EMP 427 F-1 This is a variety with a strong and vigorous carpellate plant that produces firm, high-quality fruit. Dark rind with white spines and excellent characteristics. Matures in 50 – 55 days. T: Ccu, ZYMV, PRSV, WMV, PM. . LASER 160 F-1 HYB Excellent foliage with dark green fruit. Very productive. Carpellate. Matures in 50 – 55 days. A vigorous plant with long, cylindrical fruit. 23 cm x 6.5 cm (9 x 2½ in). KHASSIB RZ A very early plant which is considered to be self-pruning. A variety with mostly gynoecious flowering (2 or 3 fruits per internode). Well shaped fruit, dark green in color, and excellent shelf life. HR: Ccu/Px (ex Sf) IR: CMV/CVYV/PRSV/WMV/ZYMV. . ALANIS RZ An American parthenocarpic (seedless) cucumber. For shade house or greenhouse production. It produces straight and uniform fruit about 22 – 24 cm (8.5 – 9.5 in) in length with no neck, dark green in color, and with very good shelf life. Suitable for fall, winter, and spring cropping. It retains its pleasing flavor very well without turning bitter. HR.Cca/ Ccu IR: CMV. ESPARON RZ A variety that is recommended for the earliest production cycle when the weather is changing from hot to cold. An open-plant-habit type with a high tolerance for foliar diseases (downy mildew, powdery mildew) and with greater penetration of light. Dark green fruits with soft spines. HR: Ccu/ Px (ex Sf). IR: CMV/ CVYV. . MODAN RZ A parthenocarpic (seedless) variety which is ideal for production cycles when the weather is transitioning from hot to cold and from cold to hot. A well balanced plant with very smooth fruits that are dark green in color and with great fruit-setting ability. Good mildew tolerance. Average length of 24 cm (9½ in). HR Ccu/ Px (ex Sf). IR: CMV/ CVYV. DIOMEDE A carpellate slicing cucumber for outdoor production. A vigorous plant with an attractive, dark-green fruit. HR Ccu/Px/ PRSV / ZYMV. IR: Pcu/ CMV/ Psl. CALIXTO RZ A large sized variety with good vigor and large, dark-green leaves. Very early and with excellent sustained fruit-set. The fruits are quite slender and have a good length/diameter ratio. Recommended to be grown in a shade house or greenhouse. HR: Cca/ Ccu. IR: CVYV/ Px (es Sf). . CUMLAUDE RZ A European type cucumber, an attractive, dark-green color. A robust plant which has a semi-open plant habit and is well proportioned. It produces long (32 cm [12½ in]), straight fruit. Quickly comes into production. Strong resistance to burnt heads and mycosphaerella. HR: Ccu/ Px( ex Sf). MESTIZO A monoecious, multi-virus resistant hybrid. Medium maturity: 45 – 50 days. An extended production cycle. A vigorous plant with prolific branching. Fruits are dark green, uniform, cylindrical, firm, and “Super Select” in size. For all growing zones. Resistance/Tolerance: PM,DM,CMV,ZYMV,PRSV,WMV,Scab,ALS,An. . MIDAS F1 A monoecious, slicing, hybrid cucumber of indeterminant growth. A vigorous plant with abundant foliage and high uniform yields. Fruits are large (20 – 23 x 5 cm [8 – 9 x 2 in]), dark green, very firm, cylindrical, and smooth even in hot weather conditions. R: CMV, ZYMV, PRSV, WMV, ALS, A, S, PM. IR: DM. NATIVO® A monoeciuos, multi-virus resistant hybrid with a healthy, vigorous plant and similar to carpellate varieties in early maturity, concentrated production period, and quality. Uniform fruits (of which a high percentage are “Super Select”) that are cylindrical, dark green in color, and have a thick rind. Tolerance/Resistance: foliage mildew, PM, DM, CMV, ZYMV, PRSV, WMV, SCAB, ALS, AN. NAVAJO® (USAC 22007) A monoecious, slicing cucumber. Procduces high-quality fruit which is dark green in color and cylindrical in shape. Uniform fruit with rounded ends and the majority being smooth skinned without spines and having compact seed cavities with small seeds. A vigorous plant which matures during the main season [Mexico], has a dense growth habit, and yields an abundance of fruits. R: PRSV, Sc, WMV, ZYMV, A, ALS,CMV, PM y DM. . REEHAN RZ A Persian variety which is a bright dark green. It has an open growth habit and is very early with 1 to 2 fruits per internode. This variety has a high resistance to CVYV. HR: Ccu/Px (ex Sf) IR: CMV/CVYV. SLICER F-1 WSX A uniform cucumber, green in color. . TROPICUKE II A carpellate hybrid with good plant disease resistance and excellent quality fruit for the national [Mexico] and export markets. The fruits are smooth and a shiny, dark-green in color. It produces a high percentage of “Super Select” fruits. YALDA RZ A plant with large leaves that is recommended for summer production. Good colored fruits which are longer than the Khassib fruits by 14 – 15 cm (5½ – 6 in). This variety produces from 2 to 3 fruits per internode. HR: Ccu/Px (ex Sf). IR: CMV/CVYV/PRSV/WMV/ZYMV. EQUINOX A variety of Cucurbitaceae with a proven yield. It has excellent quality fruit which is easy to harvest. The plant has an open growth habit, is erect, and has very few spines. Dark green in color. Fruit length is 7 – 8 cm (2¾ – 3 in). Matures in 45 days. IR: Px / WMV/ ZYMV. . VITALY A plant with great vigor and consistent fruit-set. An early variety capable of giving long harvest periods. Quite capable of regrowth and high productivity. “Super Select” in size (23 – 25 cm [9 – 10 in]). Highly uniform fruit. HR: Ccu IR: CMV. GRAFITO RZ A very early and productive variety with a semi-open growth habit. Dark-green, very-slender fruits that are uniform throughout the production cycle with an average length of 33 cm (13 in). Short necked and with a long shelf life. HR: Cca/Ccu. IR: CVYV/ Px(ex Sf).
MASTIL A strong plant with great capacity for regrowth and with short internodes. Uniform fruits with good length. Very dark fruits which show no neck that are 30 – 36 cm (12 – 14 in) in length. Fruit quality (color, length, shape) is maintained in regrowth and old parts of the plant. . PROBUS Excellent quality for the export market during the entire harvest cycle. Dark, cylindrical fruits that are 14 – 16 cm (5½ – 6 in) long and 3.5 – 4 cm (1¼ – 1½ in) in diameter. Recommended for fall/winter in the States of Sinaloa and Sonora and for spring/summer in BCN, Occidente [Mexico]. KATRINA A Persian cucumber with excellent fruit-set of 3 or 4 per internode. Very suitable for productive regions. High level of resistance to plant diseases and easy to care for. Resistance: AR: Ccu RM: CMV/ CVYP/ Px. . TIRANO A new slicing cucumber for growing under a shade cloth or in a greenhouse. Very suitable to productive regions. Smooth-skinned and dark green in color with the necessary size for the export and national [Mexico] markets. Resistance:AR: Ccu RM: Px / CMV/ CVYV.
Information gleaned from the posters on the vegetables web page, “
cucurbitaceas.” www.hortalizas.com: Posters # 4, 2015. Print. ♦
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