GB CULTURAL INFO: W, H/Matures 7-10/Harvest 7-14/Yield 158-581/Spacing 12"/
DAYS TO MAT: 60 days
SEEDS PER PACKET: 40
SOURCE CODE: C
APPROX GERM DAYS: 7-10
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/2"
WHEN TO PLANT: Spring and Summer
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Dislikes cold soil. Sow in flats 2-3 weeks after last frost, when soil is warm. Prefers light soil with well-rotted manure or compost worked in. Needs ample food and water. Mulch or cultivate until vines form. Grow on fence or trellis to save space. Cucumbers love heat but don't actually like full sun all day - it can make them bitter. They do best with morning sun and shade from the mid-day sun - try the east side of a tomato bed.
BOTANICAL NAME: Cucumis melo var. flexuosus
DESCRIPTION: Fruits are long, ridged and pale green. Digestible for people who can't eat other cucumbers (they really are a melon). Sweet mild flavor. Retains quality a long time.