Cucumber Bella F1 Hybrid
- A vigorous plant habit and excellent powdery mildew resistance makes this a reliable variety for the home gardener. ‘Bella’ produces good crops of bitter-free fruits of about 35cm (14in) in length with that true cucumber taste often missing in shop-bought fruits.
- Sow 1cm deep, in 7cm (3in) pots of free-draining compost. Place in a propagator and keep at a temperature of around 20-25C (68-77F) until germination, usually 5-7 days.
- When first true leaves develop, transplant into 13cm (5in) pots. Finally, plant into 25cm (10in) pots or into growbags. Grow on at a minimum of 15C (59F). Train along wire, allowing the main shoot to reach the tip. Pinch out growing point and allow two si