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

Straight 8 Cucumbers Straight 8 Cucumbers

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


Uses

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.


Seeding Rates

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.


Establishment

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


Quality Assurance

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


Ingredients & Specifications

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


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