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Group Title: Slicer cucumber cultivar trial.
Title: Slicer cucumber cultivar trial. 1983
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Title: Slicer cucumber cultivar trial. 1983
Series Title: Slicer cucumber cultivar trial.
Translated Title: Research Report - University of Florida Agricultural Research and Education Center ; 84-1 ( English )
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Creator: White, J. M.
Publisher: University of Florida, Agricultural Research and Education Center
Publication Date: 1983
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University of Florida
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER
Sanford, Florida

Research Report SAN 84-1 July 1983

SLICER CUCUMBER CULTIVAR TRIAL

J. M. White


A late spring slicer cucumber cultivar trial was conducted on
Myakka fine sand in Sanford, Florida, as one location in the Southern
Regional Cultivar Evaluation Program. The late planting was due to an
unusually wet February and March. The normal rainfall for these months
is 7.1 inches. We recorded 14.1 inches in 1983.

A preplant broadcast application of a 5-5-8 fertilizer at a rate
of 1,000 pounds per acre was made. Beds, 5 foot on center and 4 inches
high, were made and treated with Mocap for the control of nematodes.
Seeds of 15 cultivars and lines were hand planted on April 8, 1983. One
row plots, 25 feet long with 4 replications in a randomized complete
block design, was used. One application of a 5-5-8 and two of a 10-4-10
fertilizer at 500 pounds per acre were applied and cultivated to incor-
porate at two-week intervals from planting.

No fungicide was used in this trial. Two applications of an
insecticide were used and some pickle worm injury was noted on the last
two harvests. Irrigation was used 6 times due to no rain from May 5 to
May 31. Seven harvests were made from May 27 to June 20. FMX 4444 was
replanted, but still failed to have over a 10 percent stand in any of
the four replications.

Sprint 440S had the highest total marketable yield with 760 bushels
per acre. Guardian, MOX 5513, and Raider were not significantly
different in yield from Sprint 440S. These four lines were the overall
best followed by Dasher II, G8M, and Revenue. Poinsett 76 had the best
disease resistance, but as usual, did not have as high a yield as most
of the other.

Seed Sources:

A Asgrow Seed Co., Kalamazoo, MI 49001
D Dessert Seed Co., P. 0. Box 181, El Centro, CA 92244
F Ferry-Morse Seed Co., P. O. Box 1010, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
H Harris Seeds, Moreton Farm, Rochester, NY 14624
M Moran Seeds, 1155 Harkins Rd., Salinas, CA 93901
N Northrup-King Co., 1500 Jackson St., NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
P Petoseed Co., Inc., P. O. Box 1255, Route 4, Woodland, CA 95695














Table 1. Summary of 15 slice: cucumber cultivars evaluated in
late spring, 1983, Sanford, Florida.


Yield bu/AZ
No. 1
Cultivar Source No. 2 No. 1 Early7 % Culls Overallx

Sprint 440S A 760 573 177 12 8
Guardian N 731 527 140 7 8
MOX 5513 M 713 600 148 7 7
Raider H 681 565 156 6 7
Dasher II P 629 504 123 8 7
G8M H 598 498 123 8 7
XPH 1436 A 590 469 158 12 5
NVH 2100 N 575 415 131 8 5
Revenue F 556 421 123 11 7
Early Triumph P 552 421 96 8 6
DEXP 1 D 546 394 131 9 4
DEXP 130 D 531 410 105 10 5
Poinsett 76 D 527 456 58 6 7
Dasher P 496 406 90 12 4
FMX 4444 F 27 13 8 19 1

LSD 0.05 + 100.9 103.1 57.4


ZBushel=48 pounds; multiply by 53.76 to convert to kg/ha.

YEarly yield-Fancy plus No. 1 fruit in harvest 1 and 2.

XOverall rating considers vine growth, fruit color, fruit shape,

yield, and disease resistance, 1=poor; 9=excellent.




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