Seed - Cucumber Emilie F1
1 RHS Cucumber Emilie F1 seed pack
(Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus)
Pack Size 10 seeds
An exceptional hybrid variety that produces almost entirely female flowers. An excellent home garden variety that is a reliable and abundant cropper. The vines are quite vigorous and have good disease resistance. The delicious mid-sized, smooth skinned cucumbers are a tasty addition to salads and sandwiches.
Winner of an RHS Award of Garden Merit for reliability and good performance.
A Parthenocarpic variety that develops fruit without the need for fertilisation resulting in sterile fruit with minimal seeds.
How to Grow:
Sow 12mm (1/2in) deep. Cover with a fine layer of compost and firm gently. Keep soil moist and warm. Seedlings appear in 6-10 days.
Thin to the strongest seedlings allowing 40-50cm (16-20in) between plants. Train up wires to ensure fruits go straight, remove growing point at roof level. Occasionally male flowers (those without a swelling behind the flower) may form, especially if plants become stressed. These should be removed as pollinated female flowers may produce bitter fruits.
When to Sow/Plant Seed:
Early Spring to Summer
Well cultivated, sunny position
These seeds are treated with a fungicide (Thiram or Apron XL), Do not eat the seeds or feed them to animals. Fungicide treatment is an AQIS requirement for certain varieties of seeds. It does not affect your crops or harm insects such as bees.