‘Merlin’ is an all-female parthenocarpic cucumber from Pennard Plants which means the fruit will develop without seeds and without the need for pollination, in the absence of any male flowers.
The fruit is mid-sized, about 15-18cm long, fruits are produced 2-3 per node and the plants are extremely productive in a relatively
small space. ‘Merlin’ is best grown in a cold greenhouse or polythene tunnel.
Plants are resistant to powdery mildew, Cladosporium and Cucumber mosaic virus. This is an excellent cultivar for use in the home garden, although it does require some protection to give of its best.
It is a high-yielding cultivar and one plant can provide a family with a good supply of cucumbers from mid-summer through to late September.
It is being launched at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 and entered into the RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year competition.
- See more RHS Plant of the Year 2017 entries.