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Cucumber Socrates F1 Seeds
Cucumber Socrates F1 Seeds
Cucumber Socrates F1 Seeds
Cucumber Socrates F1 Seeds

Cucumber Socrates F1 Seeds

Growing your own fruit and vegetables is extremely rewarding and this fast-growing and vigorous variety of mini cucumber that will provide you with plentiful crops of bitter-free fruits. 'Socrates' cucumbers… Read more
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Growing your own fruit and vegetables is extremely rewarding and this fast-growing and vigorous variety of mini cucumber that will provide you with plentiful crops of bitter-free fruits. 'Socrates' cucumbers are a 'all female' variety that will perform at its best when grown in a tunnel or greenhouse where they can be kept free from pollinators. 'All female' F1 hybrids give the surest results, producing almost all female flowers, virtually eliminating the need to remove male flowers (male flowers are generally only produced when plants become stressed). They delicious fruits are best cut when about 18cm (7in) long, this is when they will have a pleasing nutty flavour. They have a very high resistance to diseases that provide you with a much longer growing season. Delivered as a pack of 5 seeds. Sow indoors from February - May.
PLANT FEATURES
  • Height:150 cm
  • Spread:50 cm
  • RHS Garden Merit
  • Plant In Sunshine
  • Edible
  • Easy To Grow
CARE INFORMATION

Top Tips

  • Cucumbers do best in a humid atmosphere, so damp down the greenhouse or tunnel regularly.
  • Once the fruits form, give a liquid feed every 3-4 weeks to ensure the best crops.

Care Guide

How to grow Cucumber ‘Socrates F1’

  • Sow indoors, February to May, 0.5cm (¼in) deep, on edge, in small pots of compost.
  • Water well, firm gently and place in a warm position. A temperature of 20-25°C (68-77°F) is ideal. Keep moist.
  • Seedlings usually appear in 7-21 days. When plants have developed 3 or 4 leaves, transplant to 12cm (5in) pots and grow on in cooler but not cold conditions.
  • Plant out from April to June, into large pots, growing bags, or fertile, well-drained soil in the greenhouse border or tunnel.
  • Provide support and train plants up canes, wires, strings or netting; untrained plants will not produce straight fruits.
  • Stop lateral growth at 2 leaves past each fruit. Pinch out growing tip when plants reach the roof. Male flowers (those without a swelling behind the flower) may occasionally form, especially if the plants become stressed. These should be removed as pollinated female flowers produce bitter fruits.
DELIVERY INFORMATION

Our experienced team at the nursery will always carefully package and send your plants nursery fresh in the perfect condition to thrive once you receive and plant them. Although most plants are extremely tough and will not be affected by all but the most extreme of weather conditions, we always avoid dispatching the most perishable plants if extreme frosts or heat is forecast. We also avoid dispatching orders over Bank Holiday weekends.

Please allow 7 to 10 days for your delivery to arrive. If you have ordered a 'pre-order' item, these will be sent out as soon as possible after the quoted dispatch date and we generally ship your entire order with any pre-ordered items. Once your order has been dispatched, we will send you an email with details on how you can track it.

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**Please note, we cannot guarantee delivery on a certain day or time. Delivery to outlying postcode areas may take 1-2 days longer, dependent on your location.

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Size Guide
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Tray Of 120 Plugs
Small Plugs

Size:
Height 4-6cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Tray Of 60 Plugs
Medium Plugs

Size:
Height 5-7cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Plugs
Plugs

Size:
Height 8-12cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Jumbo Plugs
Plugs

Size:
Height 10-20cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Garden Ready
Garden Ready

Size:
Height 14-20cm

Ease:
Easiest

Grow On?:
Not Necessary

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