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Cucumber

African Horned (Kiwano)

(Cucumis metuliferus)

Large orange spiky fruit of subtle banana-lime flavour, long keeper. Said to have come to Australia with Boer War soldiers, also known as JELLY MELON.

We cannot send this seed to Western Australia

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General information:

Cucumber

Cucumis sativus

First cultivated in India at least 3000 years ago. Summer salad vegetable, known to the ancient Greeks and Romans. Likes rich well drained soil, though not heavily fertilized, add lime to obtain pH of 6.5. Keep moist. Can sow indoors 5 weeks before planting, take care not to damage roots, shallow roots also damaged with cultivation. Best grown on trellis and planted where it gets no overhead watering. Sow after frost.

30-40 seeds per gram

Cucumber planting information:

When To Plant In Australia
Tropics:Feb-Sep
Subtropic:Aug-Mar
Mild:Sep-Feb
Cold/Frost:Oct-Dec
Seed Sowing
Plant space cm:40-60
Row space cm:120-150
Depth cm:1
Best soil temp:16-35 °C
Sow after frost:Yes
 
Other Info
Number of seeds per gram:30-40
Rate per hectare:1-2kg
Average days to maturity:60-70
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