By the traditional cross-breeding method, scientists from the Southern Horticultural Research Institute (Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences) have successfully developed the cucumber MD 06 from the VA2-3-1/FD2-2-5 hybrid combination. This cucumber variety was approved to put into production by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in December 2017.
Cucumber MD 06 has the average growth time of 82-85 days, the main body height of 208-209 cm, 11-12 fruits per a plant, fruit weight of 162-168 g, fruit length of 16.5-17.5 cm, fruit pulp thickness of 1 cm, and fruits with good quality, no bitterness, and tapered shape. Especially, MA 06 has a high and stable productivity (more than 45 tons/ha), a good resistance to downy mildew and white powdery diseases, and a wide adaptation in different crops in the Southeast Vietnam.
For more information, please contact: Tran Kim Cuong - Southern Horticultural Research Institute
Long Dinh Commune, Chau Thanh District, Tien Giang Province;