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Cucumber Seeds, Straight Eight

Cucumis sativus
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Straight Eight cucumbers are a favorite among gardeners. With white spines lining attractive green skin around crisp and juicy white flesh, they are hard to resist. Features small seeds in very uniform 20 cm (8") fruit.

  • SKU: 140121
Growing Information Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Grow best in
Grows
Best In:
Full sun
Days to germination
Days to
Germination:
8 to 10 days
Water needs
Water
Needs:
Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
Days to maturity
Days to
Maturity:
60 days
Key Features Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
  • Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus
  • Fill Weight (grams): 0.9
  • Approximate Seed Count: 30-35
  • Planting Method: Sow Direct
  • Plant Lifecycle: Annual
  • Seed Type: Heirloom
  • Water Needs: Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Flavor: Sweet and crunchy
  • Companion Planting: Beans, Dill, Lettuce, Nasturtiums, Oregano, Radish, Sunflowers. Dill is believed to provide protection against aphids and mites. Nasturtium acts as a deterrent for aphids, beetles, and bugs while also enhancing growth and flavor. Oregano serves as a general pest deterrent. Radish, and nasturtium repel cucumber beetles, with radish also warding off flea beetles.
  • Preparation Ideas: Thinly slice 2 cucumbers (leaving skins on). Combine 1/4 cup vinegar, 1/4 cup water, 1 tablespoon sugar, salt and pepper. Pour sauce over cucumbers and stir well to combine flavors. Sliced onions and chopped dill can be added for additional flavor. Refrigerate until ready to eat.
Instructions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Sow seed directly in soil once all danger of frost has passed. Soil must be fertile and rich in compost. May be started indoors before last frost. Roots should be disturbed as little as possible while transplanting.
  • Planting Depth: 1.3 cm (1/2")
  • Plant Spacing: 30 cm (12")
  • Row Spacing: 120 cm (48")
Suggestions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Plant near beans, peas, tomatoes, cabbage and lettuce.

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