Cucumber Socrates F1 Seeds
The vigorous, strong plants produce numerous mini, bitter-free cues. An 'all female' variety best grown in a greenhouse or tunnel.
A Best Buy variety as recommended by the Gardening Press and Consumer Groups.
Female Indoor Types - 'All female' F1 hybrids give the surest results, producing almost all female flowers virtually eliminating the need to remove male flowers (male flowers are generally only produced when plants become stressed).
Ratings & Reviews
Bought Socrates F1 …
by Mary Harris
Bought Socrates F1 seeds and am really pleased with the results. One of the seedlings has not survived transplanting into my greenhouse border, but on the other four I have numerous cucumbers. My only problem is when are they ready to eat!
Planting & Harvesting
Sow & Grow
Sow: Indoors, February-May, 0.5cm (¼") deep, on edge, in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 20-25°C (68-77°F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-21 days. When plants have developed 3 or 4 leaves, transplant to 12cm (5”) pots and grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Plant out, April-June, to large pots, growing bags, or into fertile, well-drained soil in the greenhouse border. Harvest: July-October.
Hint's & Tips
Cucumbers do best in a humid atmosphere, so damp down greenhouse regularly. Once fruits form, regular feeding will ensure the best crops.