Telegraph Improved Cucumber Seeds
Telegraph Improved Cucumbers CU115-20
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Telegraph Improved Cucumber Seeds

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SKU CU115-10
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Country Of Origin: United Kingdom United Kingdom
Planting Instructions
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62 days. Cucumis sativus. Open Pollinated. Telegraph Improved Cucumber. The plant produces excellent yields of 15 to 18" long dark green cucumbers. These are just like the ones found at the grocery store but much fresher because they come straight from your garden. These long cucumbers stay crisp and fresher longer than other varieties. They are burpless, mild flavored, and never bitter. Also known as English Telegraph Cucumber. Good for summer or winter production. This is an excellent greenhouse variety. The plants will grow up to 8 feet in a greenhouse, are easily trellised, and set fruit without pollination. Does well in the garden outdoors too. An excellent choice for home gardens, greenhouses, and market growers. An English heirloom variety dating back to 1897.

Lot No: 187661

Germination: 99%

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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by on February 2, 2024

These cucumbers were the first to germinate and grew wonderfully despite being in a hoop house that was way too hot. They ended up being my only cucumbers that produced an abundance. I used them to make pickles because they were all I had and the pickles turned out good too. I ordered more for this year and will order them every year. 💗

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