Poona Kheera Cucumber Seeds
Poona Keera Cucumbers CU118-20

Poona Kheera Cucumber Seeds

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SKU CU118-10
$4.00 $3.75
Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: India India
Planting Instructions
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50 days. Cucumis sativus. Open Pollinated. Poona Kheera Cucumber. The plant produces good high yields of 4 to 5" long cucumbers. The best thing about Poona Keera is that it will never, ever get bitter. This cucumber looks like a large russet potato with a russet brown color. It is very tender, crisp, juicy, and delicious. It turns from white, to golden yellow, then to russet brown. It may be eaten at any stage, skin and all, but the flavor is best when the skin is just turning brown. Used in stirfries, long marinating dishes, pickles, and chutneys. Very strong vines allow for huge yields. Trellising makes it easier to harvest. It does extremely well in hot climates in the Western part of the country where it is difficult to grow cucumbers. This is an excellent hydroponic variety. Also known as Puneri Cucumber. An excellent choice for home gardens. An heirloom variety from Poona, India.

Lot No: 230034

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 06/24

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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