Improved Long Green Cucumbers
Long Green Improved Cucumbers CU44-20

Improved Long Green Cucumbers

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SKU CU44-20
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Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: USA USA
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65 days. Cucumis sativus. Open Pollinated. The plant produces heavy yields of 10 to 14" long glossy dark green cucumbers. A popular variety is used for slicing and pickling. It has the old-fashioned flavor. They are solid and crisp, perfect for making pickles. Best when harvested at 5 to 6" long for pickles. It is also a superior slicing cucumber! Grows best if grown on trellis or stakes. Also known as London Long Cucumber. An excellent choice for home gardens. An 1842 heirloom variety. United States Department of Agriculture, NSL 28181.

Lot No: 230072

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 07/23

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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