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Cucumber

Straight 8
Cucumber Straight 8
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Slicing Type, Widely Adapted, Excellent Quality

Description

This popular, vining cucumber can be allowed to spread on the ground or trained upward on a trellis where it takes little ground space and produces more attractive fruits. Fruit is dark green, 7-8 inches long and 2 ? inches in diameter. A popular variety for slicing. This variety, “Straight 8” is an All-America Selections Winner meaning that it has been tested by a network of independent judges who determined that its garden performance was superior.

  • Seed Depth: 1 in.
  • Row Spacing: 48 in.
  • Seed Spacing: 2-3 in.
  • Plant Spacing: 12 in.
  • Days to Sprout: 7-14
  • Days to Harvest: 55-70

Planting

Cucumbers are a warm weather crop with a short growing season. Add generous amounts of organic matter to the soil prior to planting. Seed should be planted in warm soil when air temperatures have reached 65-70 degrees F.

Care

Thin when plants are 3-4 inches high. Set up trellis to support vines. Keep soil evenly moist. Mulch and fertilize 4 weeks after planting with a 5-10-10 or similar fertilizer.

Harvest

Harvest when fruits are 6-8 inches long. Keep fruits picked to encourage formation of new fruits.

Hint

For freshness and crispness do not peel or slice until ready to use.

Nutrional Value

Vitamin C, Folic Acid and Potassium. Low in Sodium.

Growing Guide and Additional Tips
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