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FITO Zoya Cucumber Seeds - 300 SEEDS

Description

FITO Zoya is a popular hybrid cucumber variety known for its high yield, excellent taste, and disease resistance. It produces smooth, dark green fruits with a crisp, sweet flavor. With 800 seeds in each pack, these Zoya Cucumber are sure to provide an abundant harvest. 

Key Features:  

  • High Yield: FITO Zoya is a prolific variety that produces an abundance of long, slender cucumbers. You can expect up to 30-40 fruits per plant! 
  • Disease Resistance: It is resistant to several common cucumber diseases, such as powdery mildew, downy mildew, and anthracnose. This makes it a reliable choice for even novice gardeners. 
  • Early Maturity: It matures quickly, reaching harvest in just 50-55 days from planting. This means you can enjoy fresh cucumbers all summer long. 
  • Excellent Taste: FITO Zoya cucumbers have a crisp, refreshing taste with a hint of sweetness. They are perfect for eating fresh salads, and pickling. 
  • Adaptability: It is a versatile variety that thrives in a wide range of climates and soil conditions. 

 

Benefits:  

  • Fresh, delicious cucumbers: Enjoy the taste of homegrown cucumbers all summer long. 
  • Save money on groceries: Growing your own cucumbers can save you money at the grocery store. 
  • Healthy eating: Cucumbers are a low-calorie, nutrient-rich food that is good for your heart, skin, and digestion. 
  • Gardening fun: Gardening is a rewarding hobby that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. 
  • Sustainable food production: Growing your own food is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and support sustainable agriculture. 

 

  Land Preparation:     

  • Loosen the Soil: Break up the ground 20-25 cm (about 9.84 in) deep using a spade, rototiller, or tractor. This aeration improves drainage, facilitates root growth, and incorporates organic matter.  
  • Strike the Right Balance: Cucumbers thrive in slightly acidic soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0. Test your soil's pH and adjust accordingly. Use lime to raise pH and elemental sulfur to lower it.  
  • Organic Boost: Enrich the soil with well-rotted manure or compost at a rate of 2-4 kg/m². This increases organic matter content, enhances drainage, and provides essential nutrients.  
  • Fertilizing for Success: Consider adding a balanced fertilizer like 10-10-10 NPK at a rate of 1 kg/100 m (about 328.08 ft) ² before planting. This provides additional nutrients for optimal growth.  
  • Create Mounds: Build raised beds 15-30 cm (about 11.81 in) high using a mixture of soil, compost, and aged manure. Ensure good drainage holes are present.  
  • Refine the Surface: Rake the soil to a fine tilth, removing any large clods or debris. This creates a smooth and welcoming environment for FITO Zoya Cucumber seeds.  
  • Furrows or Hills: Depending on your planting method, form planting hills or furrows. Ensure proper drainage by making them slightly elevated.  
  • Mulch Magic: Cover the prepared bed with a thin layer of mulch (straw, hay, or wood chips). This suppresses weeds, retains moisture, and regulates soil temperature, creating a favorable microclimate for FITO Zoya Cucumbers.  

 Sowing    

When sowing the FITO Zoya Cucumber crop, the process depends on several factors, including your climate, preferred method, and variety. Here's a breakdown of the two main options:  

Direct Sowing:  

  • Suitable for: Warmer climates with consistent soil temperatures above 68°F (20°C) after the last frost.  
  • Timing: Sow FITO Zoya Cucumber seeds directly outdoors when the soil has warmed sufficiently, typically late spring or early summer. Ensure no risk of frost remains.  
  • Method: Make planting holes or furrows about 1 inch deep and spaced according to cucumber seeds (typically 12-18 inches apart). Sow 2-3 seeds per hole and cover lightly with soil. Water gently.  

Starting Seeds Indoors:  

  • Suitable for: Colder climates or early harvests.  
  • Timing: Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks (about 1 and a half months) before the last frost date.  
  • Method: Use individual pots or seed trays filled with seed starting mix. Sow 1-2 seeds per pot, 1/2 inch deep. Place in a warm location (70-80°F) with bright light. Water regularly keeps soil moist but not soggy. Once seedlings have developed true leaves, thin to one strongest plant per pot. Harden off seedlings for a week before transplanting outdoors when soil temperatures are warm, and all risk of frost has passed.  

 Transplanting:     

Preparing the Soil:  

Choose a sunny location with well-drained soil.  

  • Amend the soil with organic matter like compost or aged manure to improve drainage and nutrient content.  
  • Dig planting holes twice the diameter of the seedling pots, spaced according to FITO Zoya Cucumber seedlings (typically 12-18 inches apart).  

Transplanting Technique 

  • Gently remove seedlings from pots without disturbing the roots.  
  • Place the seedling in the planting hole at the same depth it was in the pot.  
  • Fill the hole with soil and gently firm it around the base of the plant.  
  • Water generously settles the soil and eliminates air pockets.  

Aftercare 

  • Water regularly, especially during hot weather, to keep the soil moist but not soggy.  
  • Mulch around the plants to retain moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature.  
  • Provide support for vining varieties using poles, trellises, or netting.  
  • Monitor pests and diseases and take appropriate action if necessary.  

Harvesting:    

  • Pickling FITO Zoya Cucumber are usually harvested earlier than slicing varieties when they are smaller and firmer. Their skin should be bumpy, and the blossom end should be closed.  
  • Slicing FITO Zoya Cucumber typically requires more time to reach full size and have smoother skin with an open blossom end.  
  • Use sharp pruners or a knife to cut the cucumber stem, leaving about 1 inch of stem attached to the vine. Avoid pulling or twisting, as this can damage the plant.  
  • Harvest cucumbers regularly, ideally every 1-2 days, to encourage continuous fruit production.  
  • Avoid harvesting FITO Zoya Cucumber in the heat of the day, as they may be wilted or sunburned. Early morning or evening are ideal times.  

Storage:    

  • Crisper drawer: This is the best place for most cucumbers. Wrap individual FITO Zoya Cucumber in a damp paper towel or place them in a breathable container to maintain moisture but prevent sweating. Avoid plastic bags, as they can trap moisture and accelerate spoiling.  
  • Zip-top bags: For longer storage (up to 1-2 weeks), place each cucumber in a separate zip-top bag with a metal spoon inside. The spoon absorbs ethylene gas, which hastens ripening. Remove any condensation that forms in the bag.  
  • Cool pantry: If your pantry stays cool and dark, you can store unwashed cucumbers there for a few days. Place them on a paper towel to absorb any excess moisture. 
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Description

FITO Zoya is a popular hybrid cucumber variety known for its high yield, excellent taste, and disease resistance. It produces smooth, dark green fruits with a crisp, sweet flavor. With 800 seeds in each pack, these Zoya Cucumber are sure to provide an abundant harvest. 

Key Features:  

  • High Yield: FITO Zoya is a prolific variety that produces an abundance of long, slender cucumbers. You can expect up to 30-40 fruits per plant! 
  • Disease Resistance: It is resistant to several common cucumber diseases, such as powdery mildew, downy mildew, and anthracnose. This makes it a reliable choice for even novice gardeners. 
  • Early Maturity: It matures quickly, reaching harvest in just 50-55 days from planting. This means you can enjoy fresh cucumbers all summer long. 
  • Excellent Taste: FITO Zoya cucumbers have a crisp, refreshing taste with a hint of sweetness. They are perfect for eating fresh salads, and pickling. 
  • Adaptability: It is a versatile variety that thrives in a wide range of climates and soil conditions. 

 

Benefits:  

  • Fresh, delicious cucumbers: Enjoy the taste of homegrown cucumbers all summer long. 
  • Save money on groceries: Growing your own cucumbers can save you money at the grocery store. 
  • Healthy eating: Cucumbers are a low-calorie, nutrient-rich food that is good for your heart, skin, and digestion. 
  • Gardening fun: Gardening is a rewarding hobby that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. 
  • Sustainable food production: Growing your own food is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and support sustainable agriculture. 

 

  Land Preparation:     

  • Loosen the Soil: Break up the ground 20-25 cm (about 9.84 in) deep using a spade, rototiller, or tractor. This aeration improves drainage, facilitates root growth, and incorporates organic matter.  
  • Strike the Right Balance: Cucumbers thrive in slightly acidic soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0. Test your soil's pH and adjust accordingly. Use lime to raise pH and elemental sulfur to lower it.  
  • Organic Boost: Enrich the soil with well-rotted manure or compost at a rate of 2-4 kg/m². This increases organic matter content, enhances drainage, and provides essential nutrients.  
  • Fertilizing for Success: Consider adding a balanced fertilizer like 10-10-10 NPK at a rate of 1 kg/100 m (about 328.08 ft) ² before planting. This provides additional nutrients for optimal growth.  
  • Create Mounds: Build raised beds 15-30 cm (about 11.81 in) high using a mixture of soil, compost, and aged manure. Ensure good drainage holes are present.  
  • Refine the Surface: Rake the soil to a fine tilth, removing any large clods or debris. This creates a smooth and welcoming environment for FITO Zoya Cucumber seeds.  
  • Furrows or Hills: Depending on your planting method, form planting hills or furrows. Ensure proper drainage by making them slightly elevated.  
  • Mulch Magic: Cover the prepared bed with a thin layer of mulch (straw, hay, or wood chips). This suppresses weeds, retains moisture, and regulates soil temperature, creating a favorable microclimate for FITO Zoya Cucumbers.  

 Sowing    

When sowing the FITO Zoya Cucumber crop, the process depends on several factors, including your climate, preferred method, and variety. Here's a breakdown of the two main options:  

Direct Sowing:  

  • Suitable for: Warmer climates with consistent soil temperatures above 68°F (20°C) after the last frost.  
  • Timing: Sow FITO Zoya Cucumber seeds directly outdoors when the soil has warmed sufficiently, typically late spring or early summer. Ensure no risk of frost remains.  
  • Method: Make planting holes or furrows about 1 inch deep and spaced according to cucumber seeds (typically 12-18 inches apart). Sow 2-3 seeds per hole and cover lightly with soil. Water gently.  

Starting Seeds Indoors:  

  • Suitable for: Colder climates or early harvests.  
  • Timing: Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks (about 1 and a half months) before the last frost date.  
  • Method: Use individual pots or seed trays filled with seed starting mix. Sow 1-2 seeds per pot, 1/2 inch deep. Place in a warm location (70-80°F) with bright light. Water regularly keeps soil moist but not soggy. Once seedlings have developed true leaves, thin to one strongest plant per pot. Harden off seedlings for a week before transplanting outdoors when soil temperatures are warm, and all risk of frost has passed.  

 Transplanting:     

Preparing the Soil:  

Choose a sunny location with well-drained soil.  

  • Amend the soil with organic matter like compost or aged manure to improve drainage and nutrient content.  
  • Dig planting holes twice the diameter of the seedling pots, spaced according to FITO Zoya Cucumber seedlings (typically 12-18 inches apart).  

Transplanting Technique 

  • Gently remove seedlings from pots without disturbing the roots.  
  • Place the seedling in the planting hole at the same depth it was in the pot.  
  • Fill the hole with soil and gently firm it around the base of the plant.  
  • Water generously settles the soil and eliminates air pockets.  

Aftercare 

  • Water regularly, especially during hot weather, to keep the soil moist but not soggy.  
  • Mulch around the plants to retain moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature.  
  • Provide support for vining varieties using poles, trellises, or netting.  
  • Monitor pests and diseases and take appropriate action if necessary.  

Harvesting:    

  • Pickling FITO Zoya Cucumber are usually harvested earlier than slicing varieties when they are smaller and firmer. Their skin should be bumpy, and the blossom end should be closed.  
  • Slicing FITO Zoya Cucumber typically requires more time to reach full size and have smoother skin with an open blossom end.  
  • Use sharp pruners or a knife to cut the cucumber stem, leaving about 1 inch of stem attached to the vine. Avoid pulling or twisting, as this can damage the plant.  
  • Harvest cucumbers regularly, ideally every 1-2 days, to encourage continuous fruit production.  
  • Avoid harvesting FITO Zoya Cucumber in the heat of the day, as they may be wilted or sunburned. Early morning or evening are ideal times.  

Storage:    

  • Crisper drawer: This is the best place for most cucumbers. Wrap individual FITO Zoya Cucumber in a damp paper towel or place them in a breathable container to maintain moisture but prevent sweating. Avoid plastic bags, as they can trap moisture and accelerate spoiling.  
  • Zip-top bags: For longer storage (up to 1-2 weeks), place each cucumber in a separate zip-top bag with a metal spoon inside. The spoon absorbs ethylene gas, which hastens ripening. Remove any condensation that forms in the bag.  
  • Cool pantry: If your pantry stays cool and dark, you can store unwashed cucumbers there for a few days. Place them on a paper towel to absorb any excess moisture. 

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