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F1 Hybrid African Giant Cucumber | 50g


The F1 Hybrid African Giant Cucumber is an excellent choice for gardeners and commercial growers seeking a high-yielding, disease-resistant, and flavorful cucumber variety. With proper care and management, this hybrid can produce abundant crops of large, high-quality cucumbers suitable for a wide range of culinary uses.

This variety has a gynoecious flowering habit. It produces more female flowers than male flowers and It can resist and tolerate a lot of tropical pests and diseases.

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The F1 Hybrid African Giant Cucumber is a highly productive, robust cucumber variety bred for its large size, disease resistance, and adaptability to African growing conditions. This hybrid variety is known for its vigorous growth, high yield, and excellent fruit quality, making it a popular choice among commercial growers and home gardeners.

Key Features of F1 Hybrid African Giant Cucumber:

  1. Variety:
    • Type: F1 Hybrid Cucumber
    • Growth Habit: Indeterminate, meaning the plant continues to grow and produce fruit throughout the season.
  2. Fruit Characteristics:
    • Size and Shape: Produces large, elongated fruits typically measuring 12-18 inches (30-45 cm) in length.
    • Color: Dark green skin with a smooth texture.
    • Flavor: Crisp, tender flesh with a mild, refreshing taste. Ideal for fresh consumption and salads.
  3. Plant Characteristics:
    • Vigor: Strong, vigorous plants with a well-developed root system and abundant foliage.
    • Yield: High-yielding variety, producing numerous large cucumbers per plant.
  4. Disease Resistance:
    • Resistance/Tolerance: Bred for resistance to common cucumber diseases such as powdery mildew, downy mildew, and cucumber mosaic virus. This ensures healthier plants and higher yields.

Growing Instructions:

  1. Planting Time:
    • Direct Sowing: Sow seeds directly in the garden after the last frost when soil temperatures are consistently above 70°F (21°C).
    • Indoor Sowing: Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last expected frost date. Transplant seedlings outdoors after the last frost when the soil has warmed up.
  2. Soil and Location:
    • Soil: Prefers well-draining, fertile soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.8. Amend soil with compost or well-rotted manure to enhance fertility.
    • Location: Choose a sunny location that receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily.
  3. Sowing Depth and Spacing:
    • Sowing Depth: Plant seeds about 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) deep.
    • Spacing: Space plants 12-18 inches (30-45 cm) apart in rows spaced 36-48 inches (90-120 cm) apart to allow for adequate air circulation and growth.
  4. Germination and Seedling Care:
    • Temperature: Maintain soil temperatures between 70-85°F (21-29°C) for optimal germination, which usually occurs in 7-10 days.
    • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water seedlings regularly and ensure good drainage to prevent root rot.
  5. Transplanting and Growth:
    • Hardening Off: Gradually acclimate seedlings to outdoor conditions by placing them outside for a few hours each day, increasing exposure over a week.
    • Planting: Transplant seedlings to the garden at the same depth they were in their pots. Use trellises or supports to help plants grow vertically, which improves air circulation and fruit quality.
  6. Care and Maintenance:
    • Watering: Water deeply and consistently, especially during dry spells. Avoid overhead watering to reduce the risk of fungal diseases.
    • Fertilization: Feed plants with a balanced fertilizer every 3-4 weeks or use a slow-release fertilizer at planting time.
    • Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around the plants to retain soil moisture and suppress weeds.

Harvesting and Use

  1. Harvesting:
    • Harvest cucumbers when they reach the desired size, typically 12-18 inches (30-45 cm) long. For the best flavor and texture, pick cucumbers before they become overripe and yellow.
    • Use a sharp knife or scissors to cut the cucumbers from the vine, leaving a small portion of the stem attached to avoid damaging the plant.
  2. Uses:
    • Culinary: The African Giant Cucumber is versatile and ideal for fresh salads, slicing, and pickling. Its crisp texture and mild flavor make it perfect for a variety of dishes.
    • Storage: Fresh cucumbers can be stored at room temperature for a few days or in the refrigerator for up to a week. For longer storage, consider pickling.

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