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Cucumber (Mini) Picolino F1 | 7cm Potted Cucumber Plant

An excellent, all female flowering, half length, mini cucumber that produces high yields during the summer and requires minimum care.

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310016 Price:  £6.99

An excellent, all female flowering, half length, mini cucumber that produces high yields during the summer and requires minimum care. The fruit are thin skinned with a crisp juicy flesh. The perfect size for one meal, with no left overs.

You will receive 1 x 7cm Potted cucumber plant that is in a recyclable taupe plastic pot where no extra potting on is needed. You just plant these straight into a grow bag, 10Ltr pot or straight into the greenhouse and watch them grow and produce delicious fruit.  

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Brand:  Brookside Nursery
Supplied as:  7cm Potted Cucumber Plant
Position:  Full Sun
Suitable for Patio Containers?  Yes
Harvesting Period:  July to September
Spacing:  30 cm (12")
Botanical name:  Cucumis sativus

Free UK delivery on all orders over £50!

For all orders under £50 in value we make a one off P&P charge of £4.95 per order.

Smaller orders are dispatched via Royal Mail 1st Class, larger orders via Parcelforce 24.

We are the only online plug plants supplier to offer a choice of a specific dispatch week for your order. When placing your order, use the drop down box above to select your required dispatch week. You can also alter dispatch weeks in the shopping basket.

All our plug plants are shipped in specially designed packaging to keep the root system in place and the foliage protected in transit.

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General Growing Advice

You will receive 1 x 7cm Potted cucumber plant that is in a recyclable taupe plastic pot where no extra potting on is needed. You just plant these straight into a grow bag, 10Ltr pot or straight into the greenhouse and watch them grow and produce delicious fruit. Add a slow release plant food like Miracle-Gro Slow Release All Purpose Plant Food  to your compost which will give extra nutrients for strong and healthy plant growth.

Keep plants frost free until mid/late May and then harden off before being placed in their final positions when the risk of frost has passed in your area.

Water as necessary giving a liquid feed such as Neudorff Organic Plant Feed as instructed throughout the growing season.

Cucumber Specific Advice 

Cucumbers are notoriously difficult to cultivate from seed. With our professionally grown plug plants you’ll be able to easily grow your own fresh, crisp cucumbers.

Greenhouse cucumbers are parthenocarpic, that is they produce fruit without fertilization of the flowers. We supply Carmen which is an all female F1 variety which has disease resistance and tastes great!

Just as with  tomato plants, you can grow cucumbers up canes in a grow bag. Make sure they get enough compost for their roots by using grow pots in the grow bag or big pots (about 9”) with the bases cut away and planted into the bag. This makes them easier to water and feed and you’ll get healthy growth from your cucumber plants if you can keep them constantly watered and feed when the first fruits start to appear.

Plant Care
Watering and feeding should be carried out on a ‘little and often’ basis according to the requirement of the crop.  However do avoid letting the plants run dry. This doesn’t mean you can drown your plants once a week and leave your plants standing in water and think you’ve down a good job! What you’ll need to do is ensure the soil your plants are growing in remains moist but not water-logged at all times – don’t water the plants rather water the soil or compost surrounding the plants – this will encourage the shallow roots to grow strongly. If possible, try to maintain  the green house temperature around16oC, and avoid cold draughts as cucumbers are susceptible. Apply coolglass to protect the fruit from the glare of the midsummer sun.

Pests and diseases to look out for:
A whole host of pests and diseases can attack Cucumbers under glass, but not  many are likely to trouble you. Whitefly, aphid and red spider mite will usually appear, and so will powdery mildew if the compost is dry and the air is moist. Keeping the compost too wet leads to root rot or botrytis. Monitor the pest population in the greenhouse using sticky traps.


Harvesting
Cut (do not pull) when the fruit has reached a reasonable size and the sides are parallel. Use secateurs or a sharp knife. Pick regularly – cropping will cease if you allow the fruit to mature and turn yellow on the plant.

Average Rating (11 Reviews):  
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cucumber
Thursday, 4 June 2020  | 

arrived promptly and in good condition and were of a good size


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Excellent
Wednesday, 20 May 2020  | 

Arrived as promised, good plants, all growing on well


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On time, good plants
Tuesday, 19 May 2020  | 

Pleased with these! Arrived just when expected. Good-looking plants, well packaged.


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One for the Chop
Monday, 18 May 2020  | 

Nice healthy plants . One arrived chopped in half as not placed accurately in its bubble container. Not an issue as I only need 3 mature plants .


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Almost
Thursday, 14 May 2020  | 

I do not know who was to blame either packer or postman but two of the five plants were broken,thats why i gave a 4 ,the remaining three are thriving so pleased with them.


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Mini cucumber
Thursday, 9 April 2020  | 

They look like very strong plants, have potted into bigger pots waiting for the risk of frost to pass


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Keith
Thursday, 2 April 2020  | 

Plants arrived on time in excellent condition. Strong plants have transplanted into growing position in greenhouse and moving on without issue. Looking forward to cropping later this year.


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OUTSTANDING
Wednesday, 5 June 2019  | 

My cucumber plugs came yesterday so healthy looking and in the best packaging I have ever received from any supplier, the large plugs and very good sizeable plants have already taken well in the greenhouse . Will certainly order next year my tomatoes and cucumbers from you and indeed other plants/supplies.
Thankyou very much


Response:

Thank you for your review. We are thrilled the hear that you were so happy with your purchase. We look forward to hearing from you again.


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Disappointed
Saturday, 20 May 2017  | 

Plants arrived today, damaged. I could see they had been healthy when packed, but three out of five stems had been completely severed, with the other two damaged beyond hope.


Rating:  
great plants
Tuesday, 4 April 2017  | 

Plants arrived in great condition. Very pleased with the complete order. The best condition plants ever received from a mail order nursery.


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