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Field cucumber Traper F1 - SEED TAPE WITH HYDROGEL

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The Traper F1 cucumber SEED TAPE WITH HYDROGEL is an excellent product that allows you to minimize the influence of the weather on germination of the plants and provides them with optimal growth conditions.

The "Traper F1" is a field cucumber variety that yields crops medium early. This hybrid, indeterminate variety produces predominantly female flowers. The fruit of the 'Traper F1' cucumber are short and covered with green skin that is adorned with medium-long streaks and white-tipped warts that appear sparsely on the whole surface of the fruit. The increased resistance to mildew and early, abundant harvest belong to the most important features of this cultivar. The 'Traper F1' cucumber is recommended mostly for gherkin production, as the shape and size of the fruit predestine them for that purpose.

The hydrogel in the tape is a compound that helps to keep up to 95% of water within the plant's reach. It is biodegradable, does not influence the environment in any way and remains active for up to 5 years. Hydrogel improves the soil structure, protects the plants from drought and reduces the loss of nutrients. The addition of hydrogel to the soil effectively stimulates the development of the roots. It constitutes a fully natural water storage that the plants can use during drought periods.

Seed tapes with hydrogel should be placed circa 2 cm deep in the ground, covered with soil and watered abundantly. Plan the sowing for May. Spread the tapes from April to June 100 to 120 cm apart. The fruit appears from July to September.

Each package contains 6 metres of tapes - 3 metres of seed tape (with ca. 30 seeds) and 3 metres of hydrogel tape. The product information and the sow-by date can be found on the back of the package.

  • Use: gherkins; pickling
  • Harvest time: July - September
  • Growth form: indeterminate
  • Quantity (if applicable): 3 metres of seed tape (ca. 30 seeds) + 3 metres of hydrogel tape

GardenSeedsMarket - has been in business for more than a decade and from the very beginning we have made the quality of our products the top priority. Throughout the years we have delivered the best quality goods to tens of thousands of customers from all over the world. Their satisfaction proves that we had chosen the right way.

All seeds we sell are subject to a multi-level quality control checks and only then are carefully packed and dispatched. Our products have been awarded numerous certificates and comply with the highest standards of the European Union. Our employees are experienced gardeners who are more than happy to answer your every question.

Where do our seeds come from?

All of the seeds sold in our shop come from the best producers from across the European Union. Thanks to a long-standing cooperation with them we were able to develop the most adequate storing and dispatch conditions, guaranteeing that you always receive fresh and carefully tested batches of seeds. Exclusion of the middlemen from the whole process not only makes it possible for us to avoid sending out-of-date seeds that might have been lying too long on a warehouse shelf, but also ensures the most attractive price for top quality products.

The quality control process

All our seeds must pass a four-stage quality control process.

Stage one begins with a careful selection of the suppliers. Than we proceed with controlling their crops, foreign producers are not excluded from the quality control process. Plants are checked at every stage of their development: when they start to grow, during blooming and when they start bearing fruit (seeds). At this stage the most important thing is to ensure proper spacing of the plants. Thanks to that obtaining the desired morphological characteristics of each particular species or variety, such as colour, height and shape, can be ensured.

Stage two consists of a detailed verification tests in laboratory conditions. With the use of the highest quality equipment by the highly qualified staff, our suppliers perform more than 30 000 quality checks annually. The seeds that do not meet our requirements are subject to technological refining processes, including drying, cleaning, upgrading and testing again.

Stage three starts with sowing seeds in selected control plots. That way we obtain valuable, exact information concerning their germination that must be maintained at an appropriate level. Simultaneously, the varietal identity of each species is checked at this stage.

Stage four takes place in our warehouses and consists of eliminating seeds that have been stored for too long on our shelves and replacing them with new batches. Each package is stamped with a unique batch number and also with the sow-by-date.

All four stages combined allow us to state with confidence that the seeds we deliver comply with the highest standards and have completed all required control stages with flying colours.

Prizes and awards

The seeds we sell are widely recognized for their quality and have won many awards. Our seeds won numerous gold medals and distinctions for their high quality. The World of Flowers was also honoured for its innovative approach.


In addition, we have also been awarded the “IDEAL BUSINESS” certificate for two years in a row.


We are committed to selling only the highest quality seeds. Taking into consideration the efforts we make daily, please also note that plants are living organisms and their germination and growth depends on many factors, such as temperature, soil type, humidity and the frequency with that they are watered, sowing time and conditions, use of fertilizers and plant protection agents (pesticides), as well as weather and climate conditions. We provide help by sharing the accurate and up-to-date sowing and growing information, however, we cannot bear any responsibility for the plants that were not cultivated in conditions appropriate for given species.