Zucchini is an early ripe crop, which is usually planted on beds in open ground conditions. The seedling is sufficiently resistant to sudden drops in temperature and tolerates even sudden frosts on the soil. Experienced gardeners, harvesting this vegetable at the beginning of summer, plant the released soil with seedlings of late-ripe peppers or tomatoes. It would seem that there are no prerequisites for growing zucchini in greenhouse conditions, but there are farmers and summer residents who receive unprecedented harvests of vegetables there.
The benefits of growing zucchini in greenhouses
The first thing you notice when you try a greenhouse squash is a delicate, slightly sweet taste. Moreover, this factor does not depend on the type of plant at all - the taste qualities of greenhouse courgettes are much higher than those growing in open areas.
When planting seedlings of zucchini in the greenhouse, you will significantly reduce the growing season. For example, if such a well-known hybrid, as Belogor F1, grown in a garden, ripens in 40-45 days, then in greenhouse conditions, the first fruits can be removed already on the 30th day. In addition, those who are engaged in greenhouses know that the yield of vegetables increases significantly. The same Belogor will give from 1m2 up to 30 kg zucchini during full maturity.
Another important advantage when growing zucchini in the greenhouse - the plants are not subject to the invasion of pests, and you can get a crop from early spring to late autumn. When choosing a variety for cultivation, pay attention to the self-pollinated varieties of zucchini for the greenhouse. As a rule, breeders pay special attention to these hybrids, making them resistant to cooling and high-yielding.
On the other benefits of growing zucchini in the greenhouse, you can watch the video posted at the bottom of the article.
The best varieties of zucchini for growing in greenhouses
Hybrids bred by breeders specifically for greenhouses are compact, have high yields and are adapted for year-round cultivation in compliance with the temperature conditions specified for greenhouses.Attention! For the cultivation of zucchini in greenhouses and greenhouses choose early ripe varieties with fruits without characteristic spines on the cuttings.
Early maturing varieties and hybrids for greenhouses
The variety is bred for growing crops both in open areas and in greenhouses. Under the conditions of a closed ground, “Belooplodny” is capable of producing almost twice the yield. The plant belongs to the category of bush, undersized. During the full growth stop, the height of the bush does not exceed 65-70 cm. The fruits are large, with light creamy pulp.
A bush-shaped plant ideal for growing in small greenhouses and greenhouses. Does not give long lashes. Experienced gardeners claim that this is the only sort of zucchini, which is susceptible to powdery mildew in open beds, but does not get sick in greenhouse conditions at all. Fruits are large, of even shape, the flesh is tender, slightly greenish.
Hybrid with high yield and resistance to powdery mildew and viral infections. The fruits are smooth, with a thin delicate skin. Ideal for canning.
One of the most popular varieties of zucchini for growing in greenhouses. Fruit ripening period is 35-40 days. Squashes are medium in size, the flesh is light green, dense. Among the early hybrids, Belogor is considered the most productive and has a long growing season. Gardeners working in greenhouses, not only in the summer period of time, gladly use zucchini for year-round cultivation. Productivity - up to 12-13 kg from a bush, with an average weight of one zucchini - 800-1000 gr.
Hybrid bred by breeders of the Altai Territory. Bush compact, without long branches and shoots. The period of fruit ripening is 35-40 days. The full growing season ranges from 2 to 3 months. On average, it gives up to 12 kg of courgettes per square meter. Distinctive features of the hybrid - resistance to low temperatures. Seedlings can be transplanted into a greenhouse at a temperature of 130WITH.
Very beautiful smooth zucchini with a rich green color. The growing season is at least 2 months. In this period from 1m2 You can collect up to 6-7 kg zucchini. The hybrid is resistant to viral diseases, bacteriosis and powdery mildew. In the period of growth demanding additional feeding.Attention! On how to carry out additional feeding zucchini in the greenhouse, see the video.
Another hybrid of the undersized family. The first fruits appear on the 35-37th day from the date of germination. Received its name because of the dark stripes, evenly passing through the entire fetus. The skin of the zucchini is dense, the flesh is light, slightly sweet in taste. In the fruitful period from 2-3 bushes collect up to 10 kg of zucchini. The hybrid is resistant to viral diseases characteristic of zucchini - rotting fruit.
An excellent grade of a vegetable marrow for cultivation in greenhouses of the Central and Northern regions. During the period of full maturity, the weight of one fruit can reach a weight of more than 1 kg. A fruit with gentle pulp, a peel of dark green color. The variety has a high yield - from one bush for the entire growing season, you can collect up to 10 kg of zucchini. The harvest is well preserved at temperatures of 10-130C, in dark, better basements.
The plant belongs to the early ripening, undersized. The beginning of the growing season - on the 35th day. Despite this, one bush can grow to the size of 1x1 meter. The mass of one zucchini in the period of full ripening is up to 1 kg, up to 10 kg of fruits can be collected from a bush. As soon as the bush began to bear fruit as it was harvested, the lower leaves were gradually removed from it.
A hybrid of the kind of zucchini. Fruits are even, slightly elongated, with an average weight of 1-1.3 kg. Features of the hybrid - an amazing ability to produce good yields on loamy and sour-alkaline soils. Up to 5-6 kg of zucchini are harvested from one bush during the growing season.
Mid-season varieties of zucchini for greenhouses
Hybrid zucchini, bred breeders specifically for planting in greenhouses and greenhouses. Fruits are medium-sized, even with thin dark green skin with light streaks and very juicy flesh. Full ripening period - 55-60 days. Mass zucchini from 800 to 1200 gr. The grade is intended for cultivation in greenhouses from the beginning of summer to the middle of fall. From one bush collect up to 6-7 kg.
Interesting for gardeners hybrid. Shrubs when grown in a greenhouse acquire a slightly raised, elongated shape. The first fruits appear already on the 60th day after transferring the seedlings to the greenhouse. Fruits are medium-sized, average weight - 350 gr. The growing season is 3 months, so the plant can be grown in greenhouses from mid-May until the end of September.
Low-growing shrubs with a full ripening period - 60 days. The whole growing season can last up to 3 months. The weight of one zucchini can reach 1.2 kg. The flesh is of medium density, not bitter, the skin is colored green.
The most fruitful varieties of courgettes from those that are planted in greenhouses. Up to 12 kg of fruits are removed from one bush during the growing season. The average weight of a zucchini can reach 1.3 kg. The Gribovskiy variety possesses resistance to temporary cooling in the air and on the soil, high resistance to viral and fungal diseases, and rotten fruit. The farmers considered the best hybrid for greenhouses of domestic breeding.
Late ripening varieties and squash hybrids for greenhouses
The ripening period begins 120 days later, after the first shoot. The squash has a thickened circular shape. It got its name due to its length - ripe fruits reach sizes of up to 22-25 cm. Vegetarians took this exotic yellow fruit as a basis for cooking vegetable spaghetti. Up to 6-7 kg of zucchini are harvested from one bush.
Fruiting begins on the 100th day after the first shoots. The hybrid is resistant to sudden temperature changes, frost on the soil, high humidity. A distinctive feature of the variety is planting seeds directly into the ground of the greenhouse, but with the observance of one condition - the temperature of the air and the soil should not be lower than 200C. From one bush collect up to 6-8 kg of zucchini.
Tips on growing zucchini in the greenhouse
Late varieties of zucchini for growing in greenhouses are characterized by a long period of maturation, but also by long periods of fruiting. They are suitable for planting in all regions of Russia, in stationary polycarbonate or glass greenhouses, with the support of a certain temperature and humidity.
However, in addition to the correct choice of varieties for the greenhouse zucchini, you will need to familiarize yourself with the conditions of its cultivation. If you are growing vegetables in greenhouses for the first time - pay attention to F1 hybrids specially bred for planting in your area.
If you live in the northern climatic zone, be sure to heat the soil before transferring the seedlings to the greenhouse. If the hybrid is not adapted to temperature changes and does not withstand excessive moisture - try to transplant seedlings when the threat of heavy rain and frost on the soil disappears.
Mulch the soil using only natural means - it is good to use sunflower seed husks or sawdust for planting a zucchini. This will enable the seedlings to warm up the already weakened roots, if the plant is planted in a greenhouse in early spring. As a backup option, you can provide a film cover for seedlings, but do not forget to leave holes in the material for watering.
About what else you need to pay attention when growing zucchini in greenhouses - see the video.