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Very early, very prolific, and a little sneaky. The Straight Eight Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) was named an All-America winner in 1935, and today it’s still renowned for its 8-in length and sleek profile that tends to hide amongst the leaves. Also holds its own against mosaic virus. Good for slicing and pickling. Only 52 days to maturity!
Each packet contains 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.