Cucumber Merlin F1

Cucumber Merlin F1 is a heavy-yielding all-female cucumber variety, producing a bumper harvest of excellent fruits (12-15 cm long). They have dark green smooth skins with a mild aroma and no bitter aftertaste.

A recent introduction yet a fantastic choice for home gardeners, Cucumber Merlin F1 is an easy-to-grow and reliable type that grows best in the greenhouse or a polytunnel in the UK, showing high resistance to common diseases ( powdery mildew, downy mildew and cucumber mosaic virus).

Approx 5 seeds per pack

£1.49

In stock

SKU: GL7433/MERLIN/261122 Categories: ,

Growing Cucumber Merlin F1

Sowing

Sow indoors in warm conditions from March onwards if growing in a greenhouse, and from late April if they’ll be growing outdoors.

Sow seeds 1-2cm deep in a quality compost or coir coins, water well and lightly cover with fine compost and keep at around 21°C.

A heated propagator is ideal, or if you don’t have one, cover with a clear plastic bag and place it on a warm windowsill.

Potting on and Growing

Use high-quality potting compost to transplant young plants into 25cm pots. Grow bags are an excellent alternative.

Keep the potting compost evenly moist by watering often. When the weather is hot, water the greenhouse floor to increase humidity.

Cucumber plants don’t like getting cold. Once seedlings are ready, move them to the final growing position once temperatures are consistently above 12C.

Grow cucumbers vertically on wires or canes. Pinch out the growing point once it reaches the roof. Side shoots should be pinched out two leaves after the female flower.

You can identify female flowers by the tiny cucumber behind them.

Cucumbers are heavy feeders and feed weekly with a balanced liquid fertiliser.

Harvesting

Cucumbers are best harvested in the morning when the temperatures are cooler! 

Cut the steam cleanly using a sharp knife or secateurs. Regular harvesting encourages further fruiting.

 

Weight 15 g
Position

Full Sun

Height

200cm +

Spread

65cm

Days To Maturity

55

Sow

March, April, May, June

Harvest

June, July, August, September, October

Frost Hardy

No

Growing Calendar

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