Cucumber Zeina is sweet, juicy and highly versatile. Just three characteristics of this excellent smooth-skinned hybrid cucumber, specifically bred to provide lots of mini cucumbers. Harvest when 17-20cm (7-8in) long.
- Species: Zeina F1 Hybrid
- Depth to sow seed: 0.5"
- Days to sprout: 7-10
- Maturity: 6 weeks
- Compatible with Aerogarden? Yes
"My Classic AG is modified. I have taken the whole water pump and stand out, I have an airstone supplied with an air pump producing bubbles and aeration. I am using rockwool for my substrate and this has been placed in an AG6 pod which is longer, the original smaller Classic pods have been dispensed with. I will not be using the standard light hood, in it's place is a 125watt CFL grow lamp in the blue (6400K) spectrum. The lighting cycle will be 16 hours on and 8 hours off." - Peat
Cultivation and CareEdit
Train up the main shoot to the top of the wire and then pinch out the growing point and allow two shoots to trail downwards. Keep moist but not wet, apply shading as required and provide a moist, warm atmosphere. Regular picking will encourage fruiting. Under stress conditions, male flowers may be produced and these should be removed.
Cucumbers are 96% water, low in calories but high in potassium. Avoid peeling as the dark green skin is rich in carotenoid antioxidants.