The best cucumber seed in Nigeria is the type of seed that gets the highest yield for farmers. It can also be said that the best seed for cucumber farming in Nigeria is type of seed that can grow cucumber plants that can resist and tolerate a lot of pests and diseases.
Every farmer has a way of judging the best cucumber seed. Some farmers choose the best seeds of cucumber according to the price of the seeds, resistance to diseases, water usage rate, fertilizer efficiency rate, size of fruits produced and the overall yield of the cucumber plants etc.
Go to Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Owerri, Jos, Kano and other cities and towns in Nigeria, there are a high likelihood that a cucumber farmer will like to plant the most suitable cucumber seed in the market. How is the suitability of seeds ascertained?
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The ranking of the best cucumber seed in Nigeria
Darina F1 Cucumber Seed: This is a hybrid US slicing variety of cucumber. It is one of the most productive hybrid cucumber seeds in the Nigerian market. One of the main advantages of planting Darina F1 is that it produces deep green colour cucumber fruits.
The Nigerian market favours the deep green cucumber fruits. Darina F1 is also high yielding; a farmer can harvest up to 800 bags (45kg in weight) from one acre of cucumber plants if he uses drip irrigation and fertilizes his crops well.
Darina F1 is also pathernocarpic, which means that it produces predominantly female flowers. Even if there are no bees for pollination, Darina F1 cucumber variety will do well. Darina F1 seed is a Seminis bred seed.
Darina F1 cucumber variety is resistant to a lot of viral diseases and scab. The first harvest from darina F1 cucumber variety is usually 40 days.
Greengo F1 Cucumber Seed: This is also one of the most productive and well accepted hybrid cucumber seed in Nigeria. It has been adjudged as the best cucumber seed in Nigeria by some farmers. Just like Darina F1, it produces deep green cucumber fruits which the buyers in Nigeria appreciate.
Greengo F1 has a gynoecious growing habit. It produces fruits profusely and can be high yielding.
Greengo F1 is an East West Seed Company cucumber variety. It can grow in all seasons in Nigeria. It can also grow everywhere in Nigeria. This variety tolerates a lot of diseases which affect cucumber plants in Nigeria.
Monalisa F1 Cucumber Seed: This is a type of hybrid cucumber seed in Nigeria. Like Darina F1 and Monalisa F1, it is also very productive. It also produces cucumber pods that are deep green in colour. The Nigerian market favours the deep green cucumber fruits.
Monalisa F1 does not produce a lot of fruits like Darina F1 and Greengo F1. It is also cheaper in price. Monalisa F1 needs pollination before it can produce.
It has a monoecious growing pattern. The first harvest from Monalisa F1 is usually within 45-50 days.
Murano F1 Cucumber Seed: This is a hybrid cucumber variety produced by Technisem; it is also deep green in colour. Murano F1 variety produces very big fruits; this can be an issue for some buyers. Though, a lot of buyers still like the big fruits of this variety.
The first harvest from this variety is usually about 40 days. Murano F1 is high yielding. It is not uncommon to see farmers harvesting 500 – 800 bags of cucumber pods from this variety.
Murano F1 variety is also gynoecious. I have also seen farmers adjudging this variety as the best cucumber seed in Nigeria.
Tokyo F1: Tokyo F1 seed is very similar to Murano F1. This seed is produced by Technisem. It produces deep green fruits. It also produces very big fruits which are bigger than the fruits of Darina F1, Greengo F1 and Monalisa F1.
The fruits produced by Tokyo F1 seeds are similar to that of Murano F1 seeds.
How to know the best cucumber seed in Nigeria
To know or ascertain the best cucumber seed in Nigeria, the following factors should be considered:
Acceptability of fruits in the market: The Nigerian market prefers the deep green colour cucumber fruits. Any cucumber seeds a farmer wants to plant must have this attribute. You are likely to make a loss if you plant cucumber seeds that produce white colour fruits.
Yield: This is one of the factors used in determining the best cucumber seeds in Nigeria. Some hybrid cucumber seeds can yield up to 800 bags of cucumber fruits per acre while some can only yield a maximum of 100 bags.
Resistance to pests and diseases: The tolerance of seeds to pests and diseases can be used to know the best type of cucumber seeds to plant in Nigeria.
Ability to tolerate Nigeria’s climate: Some farmers judge the best cucumber seed in Nigeria by looking at the cucumber seeds that can grow and yield well under the climatic conditions of Nigeria. Nigeria is a tropical country, hence, only cucumber seeds suited for tropical climate can grow well in Nigeria. A good cucumber seed should be able to be grown in the dry season and in the wet season.
Ability to grow in all areas of Nigeria: A cucumber seed can also be adjudged to be the best if it can grow and yield well in all the agro-climatic zones in Nigeria. If a cucumber seed can grow in all areas in the southern and northern parts of Nigeria. The seed can be seen as very good.
Price: Most customers are price sensitive. A cucumber seed that is affordable and yet highly profitable can be seen as the best type of cucumber seed in Nigeria. It is advised that you avoid very cheap and poor quality seeds in Nigeria.
Where to buy the best cucumber seed in Nigeria
At Veggie Concept, all types of seeds are sold. Cucumber seeds including the hybrid varieties are sold by the firm.
To buy good cucumber seeds in Nigeria, you can contact Veggie Concept through 08025141924 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should you wish to cultivate cucumbers in Nigeria, it is advised that you plant the best cucumber seed around.