Beit Alpha Cucumbers pk/20

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SKU CU76-20
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56 days. Cucumis sativus. Open Pollinated. Plant produces excellent yields of 12" long sweet, bitter free, and burpless cucumbers. A Middle Eastern type cucumber that is smooth and blocky with dark green skin. The flesh is crunchy, and the skin so mild it does not have to be peeled. It is usually picked small at 5 to 6" long. Can be used for pickling or sliced in salads. Great shelf life. Excellent choice for home gardens, market growers, and open field production. United States Department of Agriculture, PI 292010. Disease Resistant. CMV, CVYV, DM, PM, WMV, ZYMV.

Lot No: FF662

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 03/17

Seeds Per Pound: 16,000

Plant Height: Vine Type Plant

Planting Season: Spring/Late Summer

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun/Partial Shade

Planting Method: Indoor Sow/Direct Sow

Slicing Cucumbers
Cucumis sativus

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1 1/2"65 F to 75 F 7 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A Hills 18" Apart 7 ft Hills 18" Apart50 - 70 days
Slicing Cucumber Seed Planting Information:

Cucumbers don't do well if roots are disturbed, so it is best to plant seeds directly in the garden. Plant your seeds in soil, 2 to 3 weeks after last frost, when soil and air temperature is at least 60 F. Thin so there are 4 plants per hill. Cucumbers can also be grown in rows instead of hills, spacing 24" apart in rows 24 - 36" apart. Trellised plants can be grown as close as 10" apart. Cucumbers only take 55 to 65 days to maturity, so you can have multiple harvest by growing 2 to 3 weeks apart. Plants grow 1 ft tall and vines spread up to 6 ft.

Warning: Do not plant in cold wet soil or you may experience poor germination!

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

The soil should be continuously moist. Water well during dry and hot spells. Make sure plants get ½" water per week.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Periodically apply Miracle Gro.

Harvest Tips:

Snip the stems with garden scissors when cucumbers are 8 - 12" long for slicing varieties (36" long on Asian types). Harvesting frequently encourages more production. Pick daily to prevent fruit from becoming too large. Over ripe cucumbers will have a bitter taste.

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by on August 22, 2011

This is a superb cucumber!! Everyone else around me who tried to grow cucumbers this year lost them to bugs. We planted one hill and are picking at least a gallon every night. I have been giving them away and people are begging to know the variety. Absolutely delicious, too. Almost like candy! I live in north central Kansas.

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by on August 3, 2017

Grows fast and produce really good.

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by on April 3, 2016

these cucumbers are great. Flavorful, and produce heavily. Very resistant. I tried many varieties but this is my favorite. Trying other cultivars of small cucumbers, these are much much better than Asian and Persian look-alike cucumbers.

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by on January 27, 2012

wonderful cucumber.

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