Saira F1 is a hybrid variety of cucumber seeds with excellent plant characteristics. The plants are green with limited auxiliary leaves.
- This variety is suitable for high-density close planting.
- Fruits from Saira F1 are attractive and green in colour, 17-19 cm length, 160-175 g.
- Harvesting: 40-42 days of planting.
- They have good tolerance to diseases and environmental extremes.
How to grow cucumbers
- The main care requirement for cucumbers is consistent watering. Cucumber seeds need at least one inch of water per week (or more, if temperatures are high). Put your finger in the soil and when it is dry past the first joint of your finger, it is time to water. Inconsistent watering leads to bitter-tasting fruit.
- Water slowly in the morning or early afternoon, avoiding the leaves so that you don’t encourage leaf diseases that can ruin the plant.
- If possible, water your cucumbers with a soaker hose or drip irrigation to keep the foliage dry.
- Mulch to hold in soil moisture.
- When seedlings emerge, begin to water frequently, and increase to a gallon per week after fruit forms.
- When seedlings reach 4 inches tall, thin plants so that they are at least 1½ feet apart.
- If you’ve worked organic matter into the soil before planting, you may only need to side-dress your plants with compost or well-rotted manure.
- If you wish, use a liquid fertilizer from your garden store such as vegetable plant food which is low nitrogen/high potassium and phosphorus formula.
- Apply at planting, 1 week after bloom, and every 3 weeks, directly to the soil around the plants. Or, you can work a granular fertilizer into the soil.
- Do not over-fertilize or the fruits will get stunted.
- If you have limited space or would prefer vertical vines, set up trellises early to avoid damage to seedlings and vines.
- Spray vines with sugar water to attract bees and set more fruit.