A superb, tasty, straight-fruited slicing cucumber with excellent resistance to powdery and downy mildew. Ideal for culture in pots and grow bags. Outdoor ridge type.
Sow indoors for surest results February-April, 0.5cm (¼”) deep, on edge, in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 21-24°C (70-75°F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. When plants have developed 3 or 4 leaves, transplant to 12cm (5”) pots and grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out 60cm (2′) apart, during May-June, into fertile, well-drained soil. Or sow outdoors May-June, for ease, where they are to crop. Sow two seeds per position, 0.5cm (¼”) deep, directly into finely-prepared, fertile, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Allow 60cm (2′) between rows. When large enough, thin to leave the stronger plant. Harvest: July-October.
Tip: This outdoor cucumber will also crop well in growing bags and large pots, but it needs plenty of watering and occasional feeding.