Pickled cucumbers "Nezhinskie", loved by gardeners for the ease of cultivation, excellent taste and aroma

Cucumber is an early ripening, shade-tolerant, fruitful culture. Among all their diversity, stands out grade Nezhinsky, which gained popularity due to its salting qualities and resistance to diseases. Gardeners get a good harvest without much skill and even in unstable weather conditions.

Consider the features of this variety and the basic rules of agricultural technology.

Characteristics and description of the variety

When buying unknown varieties of cucumbers, it is difficult to find out the nature of the plant and the technology of its cultivation. And with the tried and tested Nizhyn cucumbers for years, it is difficult to fail.

Distinctive features:

  • grown both indoors and outdoors;
  • mid-season - 45-65 days from germination to fruiting;
  • resistant to temperature extremes, drought;
  • bee-pollinated;
  • rarely affected by cucumber virus;
  • bears fruit until late autumn;
  • one of the best varieties for pickling;
  • high taste.

The bush is tall, up to two meters, strongly branched and powerful, fast-growing. The number of shoots is up to 20, so the plant requires pinching of the whips and side branches.

Small fruits: up to 12 cm in length, 4-4.5 cm in diameter, weighing 90-110 g, oblong-ovoid, from light to dark green in color with whitish stripes along the entire length, large tubercles and rare black thorns. They have a thin skin, dense and crispy flesh.

Productivity with proper care is up to 5 kg per 1 m2.

In the photo - Nezhinsky cucumber.

Pickled cucumbers Nizhinsky, loved by gardeners for the ease of growing, excellent taste and aroma

Composition, properties, benefits, calories

There are 0.8 g of proteins, 2 g of carbohydrates, 0.7 g of fiber, 0.4 g of ash and 95.8 g of water per 100 grams of a vegetable. Sugar, starch and pectin substances are present in small amounts. The water accumulated in a cucumber is saturated with mineral salts, which makes it healthy.

The main feature of this variety is its tasty, dense and crunchy pulp. Therefore, Nezhinsky is ideal for salting. It is also good fresh: organic acids and essential oils in the skin give the fruit a refreshing taste and characteristic smell.

The calorie content is very low - 15 kcal per 100 g of vegetable.

How to grow a variety yourself

Cucumber Nezhinsky grows in all regions of Russia, both outdoors and indoors. Even novice gardeners get a good harvest, since the cultivation technique of the variety is simple and straightforward.

Planting by seed and seedling method

The amicability of the emergence of seedlings and resistance to pests, diseases and low temperatures.

Important! The largest yields of cucumbers are obtained not from fresh seeds, but after three years of storage.

The seeds need to be prepared. To do this, first they are heated in the sun or on a battery for 7-10 days. Heat treatment increases seed germination, accelerates subsequent growth and increases yields. Then, for disinfection, it is placed for 30 minutes in a weak solution of potassium permanganate.

The next stage of seed preparation is soaking in clean warm water (40 degrees) until germination. A good effect is provided by the addition of aloe extract to the water - a powerful biostimulator that promotes rapid seed germination.

When planting seeds directly into the ground, choose a time when the ground is sufficiently warmed up. Sown to a depth of 2.5-3 cm.Cucumbers love dung and warm soil, so they prepare a garden bed for them in the fall, bring 0.5 buckets of manure per 1 sq. m area. Then, with the onset of warm spring days, the earth will quickly heat up.

Most often, Nezhinsky cucumbers are grown through seedlings. Depending on the region of residence, preparation begins in March-April. First, the earth is warmed up, placed in individual cups and seeds are sown to a depth of 1.5-2 cm. Seedlings appear in 3-7 days. When the first leaves appear, the seedlings are fed with bird droppings diluted with water 1:20, or mullein - 1:10.

When 3-5 true leaves appear, the cucumbers are taken out in the daytime to the greenhouse or outside, if weather conditions permit. Thus, they are hardened for 2-3 days. The seedlings are now ready to be planted in the ground.

Attention! Rows of cucumbers close quickly. The variety Nezhinsky is spreading and tall, loves light and airing, so the distance in a row between the bushes is 1-1.2 meters. A thickened planting leads to stagnant air, poor plant pollination and the appearance of diseases.

Growing in stages and care

The plant is thermophilic, therefore, after planting the seedlings, it is necessary to monitor the air temperature in the greenhouse: maintain it at a level of 25-28 ° C in sunny weather, 20-22 ° C in cloudy weather, and at least 16-18 ° C at night. If the temperature is too high, the pollen of plants becomes empty, the flowers are poorly pollinated and the ovaries fall off.

Pickled cucumbers Nizhinsky, loved by gardeners for the ease of growing, excellent taste and aromaAir humidity in the greenhouse is also an important condition. Watering should be frequent and lukewarm water only. Do not allow the soil to dry out, and forget about airing the greenhouse. During the fruiting period of cucumbers, approximately 3 liters are consumed per 1 sq. m every other day in normal weather and 3-4 liters every day in hot weather.

To determine the degree of need for watering, take soil at a depth of 8-10 cm and squeeze it in your hand. If soil is crumbling, watering is required immediately. If moisture remains on the hand, the soil moisture is optimal. Watering is carried out in the morning, pouring not only under the root of the plant, but also in the aisles.

Now about loosening. The first surface loosening is carried out manually with a finger ripper two weeks after planting the seedlings to a depth of only 2-3 cm so as not to damage the roots. Then, once or twice a month, they loosen with a pitchfork by puncturing the soil between the plants to a depth of 15-20 cm.

During the growing season, the plants are spud two or three times.

Weed control is the key to good fruiting. Any grass mercilessly takes nutrients from the earth and attracts pests... To prevent weeds from growing, it is better to mulch the soil with hay, sawdust or last year's leaves.

Features of cultivation and possible difficulties

Since the Nezhinsky cucumber variety is highly branching, it is necessary to form a bush as it grows... It is better to apply the herringbone method the other way around: leave one ovary at the bottom, two on the next lash, three even higher, and so on.

With this method, the lower part of the cucumber will be ventilated and will not get sick. Leaves and shoots should be cut with scissors, not broken off. When the bush reaches its maximum height, that is, it rests against the roof, the top is pinched or thrown over the trellis and directed downward.

The variety requires a mandatory garter. It must be done immediately after transplanting. With the help of antennae, the plant clings to the twine and is held.

Diseases and pests

If a white bloom appears on the leaves, then the plant is sick with powdery mildew. You can fight it by spraying with mullein infusion: add 1 liter of mullein and 20 grams of urea to 10 liters of water.

The yellow spots on the leaves are anthracnose. To combat it, the biological product "Trichodermin" is used.

Like all varieties of cucumbers, Nezhinsky entangles a spider mite. To destroy the pest, use laundry soap to gently rinse the leaves.

Harvesting and application of the crop

Pickled cucumbers Nizhinsky, loved by gardeners for the ease of growing, excellent taste and aroma

Cucumbers are harvested regularly as they ripen. It is best to do this early in the morning, when they are cold and firm.To preserve the fruits, they are placed in a room with an air temperature of 8-10 ° C. In such conditions, the preservation is ensured for up to two weeks.

The use of the variety is universal. The pleasant aroma, crunch and juiciness of the fresh fruit makes Nizhyn cucumbers indispensable in salads. Freshly squeezed juice acts as a remedy. But Nezhinsky proved to be the best in salting and pickling. Both cold and hot processing methods are suitable for him. At the same time, useful properties are preserved, and the crispy cucumber and piquant taste delight in winter.

Advantages and disadvantages of the variety


  • excellent taste and versatility;
  • fruiting before frost;
  • resistance to temperature extremes and drought;
  • disease resistance;
  • unpretentious care;
  • high productivity.


  • requires the formation of a bush;
  • not self-pollinated.


The reviews speak for themselves - over the years of its existence, the Nezhinsky cucumber has shown itself only from the best side.

Galina, Voronezh: “Zelentsy ripens rather quickly and has excellent taste. I collect about two buckets of cucumbers every weekend. Enough for the whole family and for salads and preparations. I sow directly into the ground in mid-April and harvest the fruits until the first frost. "

Victor, Samara: “The variety Nezhinsky was also grown by my parents. I really like its crispy, sweet taste. The yield is high. The variety is unpretentious - regular watering and fertilizing in the fall is enough. Recomend for everybody!"

Anna, Krymsk: “I planted Nezhinsky for the first time seven years ago. Since then I have been growing the variety constantly and collecting large harvests. Never let you down. "


For several decades, the Nezhinsky variety has established itself as consistently productive, unpretentious in maintenance, with long-term fruiting and excellent taste characteristics. Observing the elementary rules of agricultural technology, even novice gardeners get a rich harvest of Nezhinsky cucumbers.

The versatility of the variety has been tested by time: the fruits are good both fresh and canned form.

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