Cucumber is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family and is a one-year culture vegetable with a wrapping character. Since it loves soil moisture, its roots are quite superficial and develop mostly in the first 20-25 cm depth. Since it is grown by hanging in greenhouses, pruning is done to provide better lighting. Therefore, the plant height of cucumber grown by hanging reaches 2 m.
• It has higher resistance against some soil-borne diseases. (Fusarium oxysporum, etc.)
• It adapts to adverse soil and climatic conditions more quickly.
• The plant’s attachment to the soil and its transition to the new will be faster (depending on rootstock performance).
• The number of plants planted per decare can be planted 30% to 50% less depending on demand.
• The harvest period of the grafted plant is longer than the straight seedling, and therefore the total amount of product taken from the decare is higher.
• Before and after planting, the graft point and above should never be in contact with the soil.
• Before planting, the seedling must be watered satisfactorily while it is in the viol, and after planting, life water must be given sufficiently.
• In order for the plant to take root well in the soil at the beginning, dewatering should not be done after the first watering (life water). Otherwise, the upper plant may be stressed and try to root into the stem, so plant loss may occur.
• Generally, zucchini rootstocks are not resistant to root knot nematode. Necessary measures should be taken.