Vigorous heavy bearing vine, acid-free fruits crisp and sweet even when mature when it turns from yellow to orange brown and measures 200mm by 125mm. Resistance to mildew, can store for several months.
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:
|Plant space cm:||40-60|
|Row space cm:||120-150|
|Best soil temp:||16-35 °C|
|Sow after frost:||Yes|
|Number of seeds per gram:||30-40|
|Rate per hectare:||1-2kg|
|Average days to maturity:||60-70|