Cucumber - Alexios - Long European type - Heated greenhouse
Cucumber - Alexios - Long European type - Heated greenhouse
Enza Zaden | 67 66 | Enza Zaden Back to index Back to index Denis Fokin Local Dealer Russia Cucumber Long European type - Heated greenhouse Alexios Alexios is a new hybrid recommended for summer and autumn production in heated greenhouses. The plant habit is quite open and very labour friendly, fruits set easily and the plant retains them well. Alexios is a very productive variety. The fruits are averagely 29-33 cms in length with very few extra long fruits produced. Alexios stays in balance even under difficult fluctuating weather conditions and keeps its strong healthy green colour throughout the growing period.
Imea Imea is particularly recommended for production in artificial light crops and becomes a standard in many Scandinavian and Baltic countries. The plant guarantees a constant production thanks to a unique non-abortion character and keeps on growing with its head up, an important requirement for all high-wire crops. The fruits are very straight and uniform and averagely 31-36 cm in length, very suitable for all types of market requirements. Imea is an extremely productive variety, shown to outyield many of its competitors.
Toploader Toploader is recommended for cultivation in high-wire crops and can grow year-round with artificial lights. The plant remains very well in balance due to the excellent vigour combined with its ability not to abort fruits. The leaves remain green and healthy for long periods, very little chlorosis occurs. The fruits are straight and very uniform throughout the whole production cycle. The fruits are averagely 30-35 cm in length, have an attractive dark green colour and an excellent shelf life. Topkick Topkick is specially bred and selected for production in high-wire crops. It is one of the best varieties you can choose for these types of crops.
The plant growth is very steady and fruits set well and regularly throughout the whole crop. Topkick is a very reliable variety for spring crops when the light is steadily increasing, summer crops (even during hot periods) and autumn crops when high humidity can be an issue. The fruits are averagely 30-33 cm in length. Topkick is a very high yielding hybrid. The side shoot growth is quite limited and the plant produces mainly single fruits. Toploader Cucumber In the pickling market, we respond to diversified consumer demands for both fresh-packed and processed pickles. The long shelf life of our gherkins is an added value for the entire chain.
All Enza Zaden hybrids have also an extended disease resistance package. Our pickling programme is very successful in Eastern Europe, because it has been developed in cooperation with local growers. This enables us to respond better to the grower needs. For many years now we have been breeding successfully in mini cucumbers for the Middle Eastern markets. Variety selection is based on yield, quality and above all adaptability to long growing seasons and the different climate zones and weather patterns. A successful variety is often one that can be used in many different types of crops. Such famous names as ‘Melen’, our long lasting spring and autumn mini cucumber, and ‘Fadia’ which is used more in the spring and early summer are two of the household names.
Long European cucumbers are eaten in almost all major developed markets around the world. The Enza Zaden breeding programmes are focused on creating high yielding varieties with better disease resistance.
Parthenocarpic American Slicer cucumber types are popular in Italy, Spain, North America and Mexico, where they are more and more grown under protected conditions to increase yield potential and quality for export.
Enza Zaden | 69 68 | Enza Zaden Variety Cultivation Maturity Fruit Resistances Remarks Spring Summer Autumn Winter Shape Length (cm) HR IR Long European - Heated greenhouse Airbus x x Early 31-36 Cca/Ccu Px Early and fast growing. Strong plants. High yielding and quality fruits. Alexios x x Early 29-33 Cca/Ccu Px Very productive. Sets fruits easily and hold them well.
Labour friendly crop. Bowing x x x Medium 30-33 Ccu CVYV/Px Strong, compact plant with strong head. Grows and produces well in the heat. Cratos x x x Medium-early 31-36 Ccu New hybrid for the heated greenhouse. Very high production.
Defense x x Medium 30-33 Cca/Ccu CMV/CVYV/Px Steady grower. Excellent recuperative powers. Dark green fruits. Dreamliner x x x Medium 33-39 Ccu CMV/CVYV/Px High yielder. Excellent fruit quality and setting. Dark fruits. Galaxy x Medium 31-36 Cca/Ccu Px Perfoms well in hot summers. High fruit load, continuous setting. Gulfstream x x Early 30-32 Ccu Px Recommended for summer crops. Strong, open plant with few laterals. Quality fruits. Imea x x x x Medium-early 31-36 Cca/Ccu Px High lights variety. Good setting and balance. For Scandinavian growers.
HR: High Resistance | IR: Intermediate Resistance | For explanation of the codes of resistances, see page 166.
Current information concerning the resistances is available on www.enzazaden.com Variety Cultivation Maturity Fruit Resistances Remarks Spring Summer Autumn Winter Shape Length (cm) HR IR Long European - Heated greenhouse Komet (E31.21.29) x x Early 30-35 Cca/Ccu CMV/CVYV/Px Dark green plant. Good setting and balance. Very good fruit quality, nicely ribbed. Kostas (E23L.2151) x Early 31-37 Cca/Ccu Balanced growth habit. Excellent setting ability. Good fruit quality.
Kurios x Medium-early 29-33 Cca/Ccu A powerful and generative variety. Very uniform fruits. High total yield. Lockheed x x x Medium 32-35 Ccu CMV/CVYV/Px Open, generative plant habit. Uniform, dark green fruits, nicely ribbed. Pyralis x x Early 32-35 Cca/Ccu Very open plant, steady grower. High total yield. Talbot x x x Early 34-35 Ccu Px Strong, fast, open growing plant habit. Uniform fruits and high total yield. Topkick x x x x Early 29-33 Cca/Ccu High-wire variety, suitable for under lights. Labour friendly. High production.
Toploader x x x x Early 29-33 Cca/Ccu Px High-wire variety, suitable for under lights.
Good setting and well balanced. E 23L.2196 x x x x Early 31-36 Cca/Ccu Px Especially for high light intensity crops with interplanting. Balanced plant, high yield and very good fruit quality. E 23L.2198 x x Early 29-34 Ccu Px Fast grower. Suitable for summer short crop. Excellent fruit quality. HR: High Resistance | IR: Intermediate Resistance | For explanation of the codes of resistances, see page 166. Current information concerning the resistances is available on www.enzazaden.com Back to index Back to index Imea
Enza Zaden | 71 70 | Enza Zaden Variety Cultivation Maturity Fruit Resistances Remarks Spring Summer Autumn Winter Shape Length (cm) HR IR Long European - Non-heated greenhouse Azabache x x Medium 32-35 Cca/Ccu CVYV Very uniform, dark shiny fruits. Good balance, fast and strong regrowth. Beluga x x x Early 32-34 Cca/Ccu Px Produces well in the heat. High stem fruit production. A quality variety. Borja x x x Early 30-32 Cca/Ccu CVYV Very versatile variety. Strong and fast growing. Excellent export quality fruits. Cierzo x x Medium 30-34 Cca/Ccu CVYV/CYSDV Good fruit setting under cold conditions.
Good regrowth under low light.
Delano x x Medium 31-33 Cca/Ccu CMV/CVYV/Px Strong, fast growing plant with good side-shoot development. Performs well in hot conditions. Kalunga x x x Medium 31-32 Cca/Ccu Px Very flexible, strong and compact plant. High production and easy to grow. Liberne x x Early 32-36 Ccu CMV/CVYV/CYSDV Well balanced plant habit. Excellent, uniform fruit quality. A new hybrid for professional growers. Marcos x x Early 32-36 Cca/Ccu CVYV Compact, strong plant and big leaves. Very uniform fruit shape, dark green colour.
Marumba x x x Early 34-37 Cca/Ccu Slightly ribbed fruits. Plant has good growing capacity and recuperative power.
Polargo x Medium 32-36 Ccu CMV/CVYV/CYSDV High quality dark green cucumbers. Winter production in South Europe. Voreas x Medium 33-36 Ccu CVYV/CYSDV Strong, sideshoot development. Open plant. Excellent export quality fruits. Midi Tristan x x x x Early 22-25 Cca/Ccu Px For year-round production. High yield and excellent fruit quality. HR: High Resistance | IR: Intermediate Resistance | For explanation of the codes of resistances, see page 166. Current information concerning the resistances is available on www.enzazaden.com Back to index Back to index Cucumber Long European - Non-heated greenhouse Borja Borja is one of the main standard hybrids used in autumn, winter and spring crops in non-heated greenhouses in Southern Europe.
Borja is grown widely because of its high production capacity of excellent quality fruits and very good shelf life and marketability. The fruits are averagely 30-34 cm in length, straight and dark green. Borja has a nice balance between plant and fruit production and shows very good regrowth with strong side shoots after the top has reached the wire. Kalunga Kalunga has proved itself to be a very flexible and reliable variety, suitable for growing in a wide range of non-heated greenhouse conditions. The plant is quite compact but very strong in its growth habit. The production of fruits is well balanced throughout the production cycle.
Kalunga produces high quality straight fruits, averagely 31-32 cm in length. It is a high producing variety, easy to grow for spring/summer as well as autumn crops.
Polargo Polargo is a relatively new Enza Zaden hybrid recommended for non-heated greenhouse production in most of the important cucumber growing regions of Europe. Even with quite low temperatures Polargo maintains its size and quality. The plant habit is strong growing and fruit setting is excellent and uniform in the whole plant. Polargo produces dark, straight shiny fruits averagely 32-36 cm in length. A "must have" for the professional cucumber grower. Midi Tristan Tristan is the standard midi type cucumber for all professional growers. The average fruit length is 22-25 cm. It is recommended for all heated greenhouse spring, summer and autumn crops under natural light and for winter crops under artificial lights.
Strong against head scorch, necrosis and chlorosis. The plant habit is strong and generative which gives a very high and stable production on the stem, and later on a very good yield from the laterals. A unique variety, Tristan is a winner. Borja Tristan
Enza Zaden | 73 72 | Enza Zaden Variety Cultivation Maturity Fruit Fruiting Resistances Remarks Spring Summer Autumn Winter Shape Length (cm) HR IR Mini Asef x x Early 15-17 multi Ccu Px/CMV/ CVYV/ ZYMV/WMV/PRSV Very productive under hot conditions. Adham 584 x x Medium 17-19 Semi-multi CMV/CVYV/Px Flexible variety with balanced plant and very good fruit quality. Good plant endurance. Sets well in hot conditions. Bilqis x Early 16-18 Semi-multi Ccu Px/CVYV High quality fruits. Flexible plant habit. Borhan x x Early 15-17 Single Ccu Px/CMV/CVYV Late autumn winter variety, excellent for short cropping.
Efsane x x Medium 17-18 Single Ccu Px/CMV/CVYV For late autumn. Excellent quality fruits, nicely ribbed. Fadia x x Early 15-17 Multi Ccu Px/CMV/CVYV High flexibility, high production and good plant balance. Hams x Early 17-18 Multi Ccu Px/CMV/ CVYV/ ZYMV/WMV/PRSV Short internodes, opens plant type, good fruit setting. Hoyrat x x x Early 18-19 Single Ccu CMV/CVYV/Px Very good performance in mild winter tunnel crops. Fast fruit filling. Open plant habit with short laterals. Inci x Early 17-18 Multi Ccu CMV/CVYV/Px High yielding, flexible variety. Katrina x x Early 15-17 Multi Ccu Px/CMV/CVYV Recommended for spring/early summer planting.
Melen x x Early 16-18 Single Cca/Ccu Px/CMV/CVYV Compact plant with short internodes. High production. Minmax x Medium 16-18 Semi-multi Ccu Px/CMV/CVYV Steady growing. High quality fruits. Exceptional yield. HR: High Resistance | IR: Intermediate Resistance | For explanation of the codes of resistances, see page 166. Current information concerning the resistances is available on www.enzazaden.com Variety Cultivation Maturity Fruit Fruiting Resistances Remarks Spring Summer Autumn Winter Shape Length (cm) HR IR Mini Nagene x x x Medium 17-19 Semi-multi Ccu Px/CMV/CVYV Grown all year-round. Very flexible hybrid.
Negaar x Late 16-18 Single Ccu Px/CMV/CVYV Strong against cold and good recovery capacity. Passandra x x Medium 14-16 Single Ccu Px/CMV Standard late autumn-winter variety. High yielding. Picolino x x Early 12-14 Multi Cca/Ccu Px/CMV/CVYV Super mini type. Widely adaptable and very productive. Sausan x x Early 15-17 Multi Ccu Px/CMV/CVYV/ WMV/PRSV Excellent spring/summer variety. Very early into production. Socrates x x Early 14-16 Single Ccu Px Recommended for late autumn planting. High yielding. Tassneem x x Early 17-19 Semi-multi Cca/Ccu Px/CMV/CVYV Generative plant. Excellent fruit quality, nicely ribbed and shiny.
Zaineh x x Early 18-19 Semi-multi Cca/Ccu Px/CMV/CVYV Extended shelf life. Very good at recovery. Excellent fruit quality. E 3215811 x x Early 17-18 Semi-multi Ccu CMV/CVYV/Px High early and total yield. Balanced plant. Outstanding fruit quality during the whole production season. HR: High Resistance | IR: Intermediate Resistance | For explanation of the codes of resistances, see page 166. Current information concerning the resistances is available on www.enzazaden.com Back to index Back to index Cucumber Mini Fadia Fadia is one of Enza Zaden’s top mini cucumber hybrids particularly recommended for production in spring and summer non-heated greenhouse crops.
The fruits are averagely 17-18 cm in length, very uniform in size and have an excellent marketable shiny green colour. Fadia produces three fruits per node and sets well under varying conditions which results in enormous total yield. The quality and shelf life of Fadia is much appreciated by traders and the market in general.
Melen Melen is the best variety for autumn and early spring crops. This very productive hybrid is easy to grow, easy to work in and always gives a reliable performance. In both hot and cool conditions it maintains its production and quality level. Melen has a very regular fruit shape. The plant gives short, generative sideshoots and has a strong root system. Melen is best appreciated for its outstanding fruit quality and uniformity. Melen
Enza Zaden | 75 74 | Enza Zaden Variety Cultivation Vigour Maturity Fruit Resistances Remarks Spring Summer Autumn Winter Length (cm) Shape HR IR Pickling Derya x x x Strong Medium 12 Ccu Px/CMV/CVYV Dark green, cylindrical shiny fruits.
Steady production. Gunnar x x x Strong Early 12-14 Ccu Px/CMV/CVYV For heated and non-heated greenhouse production. Very high yield. Ronaldo x x x Strong Early 12-14 Ccu Px/CMV/CVYV Cylindrical, dark and long fruits with more warts and spines. Sigurd x x x Strong Medium 12 Ccu Px/CMV/CVYV Nice quality dark green fruits. Recommended for a long crop.
Tumi x x Strong Medium 12 Ccu Px/CMV/CVYV Tumi is amongst the most reliable and allround varieties we have. HR: High Resistance | IR: Intermediate Resistance | For explanation of the codes of resistances, see page 166. Current information concerning the resistances is available on www.enzazaden.com Back to index Back to index Cucumber Pickling Gunnar Gunnar is part of the new pickling cucumber sensation of the Enza Zaden breeding kitchens. Gunnar is superior to most standard hybrids used in the markets. Particularly recommended for growing in non-heated protected crops in the spring, summer and autumn, but Gunnar is equally at home in a slightly heated spring crop.
The total production is very high. Gunnar produces very uniform fruits, is dark green in colour and very attractive for fresh market consumption. Take a look at Gunnar and improve your profitability.
Tumi Tumi is one of our most reliable all-round pickling cucumber hybrid, recommended for all non-heated protected crops in the spring and the autumn. Tumi shows an amazing ability to continue production of high quality fruits when most other varieties have stopped. The plant habit is quite compact and side shoot production is abundant. The fruits are very uniform, dark green and with good spines and warts. It produces regularly and quickly after each successive harvest. Very suitable for both fresh market consumption and processing.
Enza Zaden | 77 76 | Enza Zaden Variety Cultivation Vigour Maturity Fruit Resistances Remarks Spring Summer Autumn Winter Length (cm) Shape HR IR Slicer Alcazar x Strong Medium 19-21 Ccu Px/CVYV Strong growing winter variety.
High yield. Long, dark green uniform fruits. Corinto x x Strong Early 20-25 Px/CMV/CVYV Very productive. Widely adaptable. High quality, dark green fruits. Ekron x x Strong Medium 20-22 Ccu Px/CMV/CVYV Well balanced plant growth. Regular production of firm, quality fruits. Enki x x x Medium Medium 20-22 Px/CMV/CVYV Very flexible hybrid. Compact plant, generative side shoots. Attractive, cylindical fruits. Incas x x x Medium Medium 18-20 Ccu Px/CMV/CVYV High yielding hybrid. Good resistance package. Widely adaptable.
Macario x x Strong Medium 16-18 Ccu Px/CMV/CVYV Vigorous, open plant. Attractive dark green fruits. Extended shelf life. Menfis x x x Medium Early 18-22 Px/CMV/CVYV/ CYSDV/ZYMV Highly resistant hybrid. Very flexible variety. Compact but open plant. Paraiso x x x Strong Medium 20-22 Px/CMV/CVYV/ CYSDV Excellent fruit quality. Well balanced, strong growing plant. Pontia x x x Strong Medium 22-24 Cca/ccu CMV/CVYV Very dark green fruits. Good side-shoot production. A well-known hybrid. Sargon x x Medium Medium 19-21 Ccu Px/CMV/CVYV/ ZYMV Quite strong growing plant, few side shoots. Very productive.
High quality fruits.
HR: High Resistance | IR: Intermediate Resistance | For explanation of the codes of resistances, see page 166. Current information concerning the resistances is available on www.enzazaden.com Back to index Back to index Cucumber Slicer Corinto Corinto is a very flexible slicer type hybrid from Enza Zaden, suitable for production in both non-heated greenhouses and open field. Corinto is recommended for spring, summer and autumn crops. The plant is fast growing and quite generative which sets fruits easily. The fruits are averagely 20-22 cm in length and uniformly coloured: dark shiny green.
The fruits have an excellent shelf life. Corinto is successful in many markets and is a reliable variety for the professional grower.
Paraiso Paraiso leads the markets in all autumn, winter and spring crops in non-heated greenhouse production regimes. The fruits are quite long, averagely 22-24 cm in length and uniformly coloured: very dark green with few spines. The fruits have an excellent quality and shelf life. Paraiso sets fruits regularly and consistently throughout the production period giving an enormous final yield. Paraiso is grown widely around the world, and is particularly appreciated for its attractive fruits and keeping qualities.