Introduced around 1897, this English heirloom cucumber is a superb variety. Smooth, straight, dark-green fruit grows up to 18-inches long. Telegraph Improved contains very few seeds and is crisp, tender and mild with superb flavor. Vigorous high yielding vines are great for greenhouse production; also good outdoors. (60 days)
Each packet contains approximately 25-35 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Plants are best direct-seeded two weeks after the last spring frost date, but can be started earlier indoors as transplants. Wait for warm days and soil temperatures above 60˚F before planting outside. Plants are heavy feeders and thrive in rich soil full of organic matter. They can be trellised if space is limited.
Supply plenty of moisture and keep plants mulched to prevent soil from drying out between waterings. Pick fruits when they are about 4-8 inches long. Harvest often so that they don’t become woody and tough. Fruits can be difficult to spot among the vines and foliage.