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.
Best direct-seeded at about the time of last frost, but can be started earlier as transplants, provided the seedlings do NOT become root bound.
Cucumbers are heavy feeders and thrive in rich soil full of organic matter. They can be trellised if desired. Afternoon shade is helpful in very hot areas. Supply plenty of moisture and keep mature fruit picked.