Chinese cucumber Heat-resistant F1: characteristics, features, growing rules

It’s worth starting the description of the Chinese Heat-Resistant f1 cucumber variety with the fact that it is a hybrid from the pumpkin family, with unique tender and sweet pulp. It was created by a domestic company from the city of Domodedovo. The cucumber is classified as mid-early in terms of ripening - its cultivation will require from 47 to 50 days. The yield for the Asian variety is good, but not record-breaking - about 20 kg/m². It is best suited for salads, but, if desired, Chinese Heat Resistant can also be salted.

Description of Chinese cucumbers Heat resistant

Chinese cucumber Heat-resistant f1 is a universal parthenocarpic variety, resistant, as the name suggests, to high temperatures and short-term droughts. The hybrid is able to withstand heat up to 34° - but not more than 5-7 days. The vegetable's immunity is quite high - it resists fusarium and powdery mildew well.

The Chinese Heat-Tolerant bush f1 is distinguished by the following features:

  • The plant is strong, branched, densely leafy.
  • The leaves of the variety are large, slightly wavy, rich green in color.
  • The cucumber itself is very long (40-50 cm), unlike hybrids for preservation, such as Zhuravlenok f1, with a dark green skin covered with small tubercles.
  • The pulp of the greens is juicy, creamy, without voids, according to the description, it has an unusual sweetish taste.

The hybrid can be grown both in open ground and in greenhouse conditions.


Chinese cucumber varieties have many positive characteristics, thanks to which it is gaining popularity. Let's look at some:

  • high yield. From one bed you can collect from 30 kg and above;
  • the taste is without bitterness, slightly sweet, gives a feeling of freshness. Some varieties have a taste of melons - melon or watermelon;
  • precocity. Under optimal conditions, the harvest is obtained in 30-35 days;
  • compactness. On a small plot you can grow a bountiful harvest that can satisfy the needs of the family;
  • stable immunity to diseases;
  • A big advantage over other varieties of cucumbers is long-term fruiting.


This type of cucumber, like any crop, has its drawbacks. Let's name the most significant ones:

  • short shelf life. Cucumber fruits should be consumed immediately after harvest. The next day they become soft and quickly fade;
  • some varieties are suitable exclusively for fresh consumption;
  • low seed germination. Sometimes two or three plants may sprout from the entire package, so they should be purchased with a reserve;
  • obligatory vertical garter. This is due to the fact that most varieties of this species were bred for greenhouses. Therefore, comfortable growth should be ensured by growing on trellises;
  • a number of varieties have thorns.

Pros and cons of the variety

This cucumber is somewhat different from the classic representatives of the culture: both in appearance and in taste. The undoubted advantages of Chinese Heat-Resistant f1 are described as resistance to temperature changes and productivity. At the same time, many gardeners are put off by the unusual appearance and high need for fertilizers of the variety.


Chinese Heat-Resistant, based on the description, can boast many advantages: the variety is easy to cultivate and beneficial for professional breeding. Here are its most important advantages:

  1. yield – cucumber, with high-quality fertilizing, can produce more than 20 kg/m²;
  2. resistance to heat and drought - the crop will not die even at prolonged high temperatures;
  3. excellent taste – Chinese Heat-resistant f1 has a soft, delicate taste and delicate aroma;
  4. high immunity - the hybrid is resistant to most diseases of this crop and is not particularly attractive to parasites.

Cucumber does not require complex agricultural technology and is not picky about soil properties.


The variety, of course, was not without its drawbacks. It is still unusual for the Russian market and its scope of application is limited. Among the most significant disadvantages of Chinese Heat Resistant:

  1. the cucumber quickly outgrows - if you are late even 1-2 days with harvesting, the greens will become hard and dry;
  2. the hybrid is not suitable for canning - judging by the description, it can only be pickled in slices, which can affect the taste of the product;
  3. The harvest does not last long - it is better to consume the cucumber before the fruit is a week old.

The unusual appearance of the variety can scare away the mass buyer who is accustomed to the classic representatives of this culture.

Reviews from vegetable growers

Last year I decided to try to plant Chinese hybrids - cucumbers, as they sell in our stores - 30-40 cm in size. I was captivated by the fact that the manufacturer promised out-of-this-world characteristics - increased resistance to all diseases, record yields, and amazing unpretentiousness... And The strangest thing is that for once the seed producer didn’t lie about anything! I’m used to being skeptical about information from packets, but here... Cucumbers are really very productive, don’t get sick, and what’s most important is that they’re TASTY, i.e. they are aromatic, crispy, sweet (no bitterness at all!) and without voids. For the experiment, I left one cucumber to grow for 2 weeks - it grew to the size of a good zucchini (well, it was true, it was half a meter long and 10-12 cm thick), but at the same time it remained of normal taste, although the seeds, of course, became large, but not like on ordinary cucumbers - completely wooden, and it did not turn yellow.

Last year I paid attention to the Chinese disease-resistant variety. I was attracted by the fact that they are Chinese, and everyone knows that their cucumbers, which are sold in our stores, are the largest! I bought it! Those that were planted immediately in the ground sprouted better the old fashioned way when soaked. It turned out that I didn’t go into the greenhouse for two days. On the third day I came in, and instead of flowers, I had these long, good ovaries of these cucumbers. Two more days passed and in their place huge cucumbers grew, which could kill you, they are so heavy! During growth and fruiting, I did not notice any signs of disease! So I didn’t have to spray them with anything and they grew as is, on unfertilized soil, and grew half a meter in length and weighing half a kilo! I was satisfied with the result of these seeds, I bought them this year, and I will grow them again and again! The cost allows too!

They recommended the variety “Chinese Miracle” in the store with the following words: “If you try it once, you will plant it every year.” I’m not inclined to blindly believe other people’s opinions, but this time the advice turned out to be one hundred percent. We planted this variety in the second wave, believing that it was frost-resistant, around July 10th. After 5 days we saw shoots of 10 seeds, 8 sprouts. An absolutely unpretentious variety. Cucumbers are miraculously attractive: they reach a length of 45 cm, have a dark green, thin and tender peel, practically without seeds, juicy, tasty, without the slightest bitterness.

At first, I was distrustful and suspicious of these cucumbers: I could not even think that such large cucumbers could be tasty. It seemed to me that they should be bitter, hard and overripe, but I was surprised when I did not find any of this. Just because of the dark green color of the peel, you might think that cucumbers are bitter. Usually these cucumbers are somewhere up to the elbows, soft inside, their peel is thin and, which is a plus, they themselves are not thin. They are great for the greenhouse (we already ate our cucumbers in May). The only thing I don’t like is that some cucumbers curl.

With the right choice of variety, Chinese cucumbers will not let you down even in a cold and damp summer. Early ripening, unpretentiousness, high yield and unusual shape of fruits are attracting more and more vegetable growers. However, there are some nuances in growing the Chinese miracle vegetable, which, however, even a novice gardener can easily cope with.

    Harvesting and storage

Harvesting of this variety begins in early July and lasts until the first autumn frosts. The cucumber is ready for harvesting when a small thickening of 2-3 cm appears at its end. Chinese Heat-resistant, judging by the description, does not last long. The maximum storage period is 7 days, at a temperature of 14°-16°.

Landing Features

Cucumber prefers sandy loam, crumbly soils, but can, according to the description, successfully ripen in medium loamy soil. It is best to choose a flat or slightly elevated area for Chinese Heat Tolerant f1.

Landing dates

Chinese Heat Tolerant loves warmth. They begin to plant it for seedlings in the first half of April. Sprouted sprouts of the variety are transferred to open ground or a greenhouse in early May, in cold regions - in early June. The soil temperature, however, should not be lower than 19°.

Ideally, add cucumber 3-4 days after heavy rain.

Site preparation

Cucumber is planted after legumes, tomatoes, or annual herbs. In the fall, the area under Chinese Heat-Resistant f1 is deeply dug up, cleaned and manure or humus is added. In the spring, 3 days before planting, the soil for the variety is loosened again, disinfected with a solution of copper sulfate, fed with ash and peat, and the beds are cut using the ridge method.

Planting seeds

Chinese Heat-resistant seed material for seedlings is placed in small peat tablets and buried 2 cm. In order for the crops of the variety to germinate quickly, they are covered with film, watered and ventilated every day. Additionally, the cucumber is fed with growth stimulants, rotted sawdust and chicken droppings.

Planting seedlings

The seedlings of the variety are transferred to the ground directly in containers as soon as the sprouts are 25-26 days old and they have stretched 18-20 cm. Before adding seedlings of Chinese Heat-resistant f1, according to the description, they are hardened in the fresh air for 20 minutes to 1 hour for weeks. After planting, the cucumber is watered and covered with film at night.

Planting scheme

Chinese Heat Tolerant is distinguished by its large size, so no more than 3-4 plants per 1 m² are planted. The optimal distance between the bushes of the variety is 50 cm. The recommended row spacing at which the cucumber will feel comfortable is about 70 cm. The bushes will need a lot of sun and good ventilation.

How to keep the soil moist

I would like to share another experience of keeping the soil moist during drought. Gardeners claim that this method will protect your crops from weeds.

Before putting cucumber seeds or seedlings into the ground, place a piece of thick cardboard on top (cardboard boxes are thrown away in large quantities near any store) with a hole cut in the middle. Sow seeds or plant seedlings in this hole. Cardboard will retain moisture and prevent weeds from sprouting. You won't have to loosen the soil either. If after a while you slightly lift a sheet of cardboard, you will see moist soil and earthworms. They will loosen the soil around your cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers or eggplants for you, and will save you time.

As you can see, the answer to the question - how to grow cucumbers in Kuban in a drought, in a hot climate - is not so difficult. Cucumbers love moisture, and these tips will help you retain it.


The variety in question is easy to care for. Cucumber needs only the principles of agricultural technology standard for this crop: good watering, nutritious fertilizers, periodic weeding and loosening.


Water Chinese Heat-Resistant once every 2-3 days, depending on weather conditions. For this variety, the root drip method is preferred. Water the cucumber late in the evening, after sunset, when the sun is no longer active, so as not to burn the leaves.

Garter and bush formation

The formation of bushes of the variety begins when the sprout reaches a height of about 25-30 cm. The main procedures are as follows:

  1. The cucumber is tied to a vertical trellis.
  2. The bush is formed into one stem, all others are removed.
  3. The central stem is blinded to 4 leaves.
  4. There should be at least 30 cm between the side shoots of Chinese Heat Tolerant f1.

When the bush reaches 2 m, its top must be pinched.

Top dressing

Chinese Heat Tolerant prefers organic fertilizers. But it’s better to limit minerals. In total, the variety is fertilized 4 times - during the period of active growth, at the very beginning of flowering and twice - during the fruiting period.

The cucumber is fertilized with ash, humus, sawdust, compost, urea and, during the first feeding, with superphosphate.


You need to sprinkle the cucumber with soil immediately after planting - this time it is covered halfway. In the future, Chinese Heat-resistant f1 is earthed up after every heavy rain and after every second watering. The bushes of the variety are covered with 1/3 of their growth, while 10 cm of the top layer around the plant is removed.

Diseases and parasites

Chinese Heat-resistant, according to the description, is practically not attacked by parasitic insects and common bacteria. However, pre-planting treatment of the variety seedlings with saline solution or fungicides will come in handy.


The fungus appears at high humidity. Infestation of Chinese Heat Tolerant f1 can be determined by yellow-brown wet spots growing on the leaves. Cucumber is treated for anthracnose with a solution of potassium permanganate. The affected bushes of the variety are sprayed with it, after which they are pollinated with wood ash or mustard powder.


Cucumber is affected by high temperatures and stagnant moisture. The disease manifests itself as yellowish-putrefactive spots on the leaves and stems. Already at the stage of the first spots appearing, it is necessary to treat the Chinese Heat-resistant bushes with copper oxychloride, or Bordeaux mixture. Affected plants will have to be removed and burned.

Cucumber mosaic

Temperature changes during sudden cold spells provoke the disease. Characteristic signs of mosaic are brown or yellowish-green marks and blisters on the leaves of Chinese Heat Tolerant f1. Solutions of whey, or tincture of garlic, or onion peels help to cure cucumber.

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