Articles - Cucumber

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05 December 2013

Tasty Lebanese Cucumber

Lebanese cucumbers are becoming more popular in New Zealand and to meet this demand Nickerson-Zwaan have introduced two new varieties to New Zealand growers that... more...

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10 September 2013

Polaris maintains top spot

Drury cucumber growers are having a great run with Polaris cucumber, the mild winter (August was 2 degrees warmer than average) is helping as too... more...

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21 April 2013

Polaris, straight and true.

Polaris was been producing high yields of long dark green fruit in the New Zealand autumn. The warmer than usual night temperatures has been challenging... more...

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19 March 2013

As good as gold

The endless summer of 2013 is proving to be quite tricky for cucumber growers and seedling raisers, not to mention crop advisors. Those that have... more...

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05 March 2013

Polaris the choice for winter production

POLARIS f1 is a vigorous variety specifically bred for cool season cropping. Early production of long straight, dark green fruit from this fast growing hybrid... more...

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24 April 2011

Polaris shines in winter

The team at Sharma Produce are happiest when growing and packing POLARIS F1 cucumbers! Mr. Sharma the owner and president of South Auckland based cucumber... more...

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25 February 2011

Strong seedling vigour

Vigour together with our breeding partners Nickerson-Zwaan have identified an extremely vigorous seed lot of Polaris for this seasons sowings in New Zealand. Vigour over... more...

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18 January 2010

Triamx offering 3-way Protection

For the past two years Vigour has been testing a new range of new Telegraph cucumbers bred by Nickerson-Zwaan. From this breeding program a new variety has... more...

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14 September 2009

Rembrandt grower pictures

Neil and Christine Yearbury, cucumber growers from Drury today sent these photos of thier current crop of Rembrandt. Neil and Christine have been growing Rembrandt for... more...

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21 July 2008

EU rediscovers taste for bendy cucumbers

It's official: European diktats on the size and shape of fruit and vegetables are bananas. Even the European Commission now wants them scrapped to avoid... more...

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29 May 2008

Carmen 25 years on and still growing strong

Dave & Diedrie Barton started growing cucumbers on the northern outskirts of Christchurch over 25 years ago and over that time they have established Coolcumber... more...

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16 October 2007

More generative cucumber

Over the past 12 months we have been testing a range of new cucumber varieties bred by Nickerson-Zwaan with excellent results. The most outstanding variety... more...

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21 September 2007

Carmen springs into action

Island Horticulture are the largest cucumber producers in the South Island they have grown thier business soley on the reliable performance of Carmen. Today I... more...

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11 September 2007

Polaris outstanding in 2007

POLARIS has cemented its position as the number one winter cucumber in New Zealand; in both quality and first grade marketable yield. Cucumber growers have... more...

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07 December 2006

Hope Hothouses grow with Vigour

Hope Hothouses have been using the Nickerson-Zwaan bred cucumbers supplied by Vigour exclusively for the past two seasons. Stuart has had excellent results from both... more...

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13 November 2006

Excellent Production from Nickerson-Zwaan Cucumbers in Spring

In the Auckland region today, Steve McArthur visited with a range of greenhouse cucumber producers who were very happy with the results of their Nickerson-Zwaan... more...

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29 August 2006

Polaris finishes strongly in Winter

Polaris has really thrived this winter in these tough conditions of low light and colder than usual temperatures.  Some growers report going down as low... more...

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29 August 2006

Rembrandt starts well later in Winter

Early plantings of Rembrandt cucumber are looking promising in the Auckland region; the first harvest in this greenhouse is producing very well with large well... more...

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26 January 2006

Polaris surprises in the heat

Today I had the pleasure of visiting one of the neatest cucumber growing operations run by Somerset Growers at Mangawhai. Their greenhouses are kept in... more...

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25 January 2006

Hot and Sticky - Rembrandt masters the conditions

Many of you would have been impressed with your harvest of Rembrandt F1 cucumber in spring, where it made impressive quality and size whilst producing... more...

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17 January 2006

Carmen impresses north and south

Visiting the Vigour greenhouse growers in Canterbury today was Arie of Exception in Pukekohe. Exception are soon to be New Zealand's largest greenhouse cucumber producers... more...

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15 December 2005

A valuable Rembrandt uncovered

This spring, growers have been very impressed with Rembrandt cucumber.Bred by Nickerson-Zwaan for spring and autumn production, we have had numerous commercial plantings of Rembrandt... more...