CUCUMBER Assorted 5 Packs - TOTAL 60 Seeds
5 Varieties, 5 Separate packets with sowing instructions
This is a great value purchase of multiple POPULAR Heirloom Cucumber varieties.
You will receive 10-15 seeds of each of the following variety in separate pack along with prorogation notes.
1.Cucumber LEBANESE (10 Seeds) (Heirloom, NON-GMO & Treated Seeds): LEBANESE CUCUMBER (Beit Alpha) is 55 days till maturity cucumber. This plant produces an abundance of 20-30 cm (10-12”) long cucumbers that have a skin so thin that it does not require peeling. This stores very well and is great for packing just to munch on. It grows equally well on the ground or on a trellis. Has a crisp and sweet flavor produce well under most any conditions. Ideal cucumber for cooking and pickling and slicing raw. They have a blocky shape, good flavor with mild taste.
2.Cucumber MUNCHERS BURPLESS (10 Seeds) : 60 days to maturity. Very tender, dual-purpose variety makes great pickles and is excellent for fresh eating right out of the garden! Nearly spineless fruits are 6 to 8 inches long, reaching a plump 3 inches wide. Produces abundantly on strong vigorous vines. Non-bitter, burpless variety, can be eaten at any stage of growth. For pickling, harvest the fruits at 4 to 6 inches long.
3.Cucumber ARMENIAN (10 Seeds) : Heirloom. High yields of unusual, mild-tasting cukes turn yellow when ripe. Great for slicing and pickling. These are also known as yard-long cucumbers or snake melon. Actually related to muskmelon, the cucumbers have a cantaloupe-like aroma when sliced. Although they grow to up to a couple feet long, they are best harvested when 12 to 18 inches long. The fruit will grow straighter if grown on a trellis; on the ground, the fruit is often crooked.
4.Cucumber LONG WHITE (10 Seeds): This Australian bred variety is quite difficult to find nowadays. It has good partial resistance to powdery mildew, matures in 8 - 9 weeks and has blocky ends. Redlands Long White has a great, 'old fashioned' cucumber taste not commonly found in many cucumbers. The fruit grow to 18cm in length and around 6 cm in diameter. They are creamy white in color and store well.
5.Cucumber RICHMOND GREEN APPLE (20 Seeds) : Cucumber Richmond Green is an open-pollinated variety. What a refreshing and juicy, lemon-shaped and has proud Australian heritage ! This hard-to-find heirloom cucumber. Beautiful lime green, they get slightly larger than lemons with sweet mild flavor that really satisfies on a hot summer day. Garden friendly plants are fairly compact in growth habit.
Cucumber LEBANESE seeds are treated with a fungicide (Thiram), do not eat the seeds or feed them to animals. It does not affect your crops or harm insects such as bees.
The seeds are strictly for propagation or growing in the garden only. The resultant crop is edible.
Fungicide treatment is an AQIS (Biosecurity, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Government of Australia) requirement for certain seeds varieties. If your packet has been treated, the seeds are dyed a distinct colour.
Care and Growing Instructions
Cucumber requires warm, well-drained soil high in fertility, with a pH of 6–6.8. Consistent, adequate irrigation is needed to produce an abundant crop. Cucumbers are very sensitive to cold. Make sure both soil and air temperatures have warmed prior to planting. Using plastic mulch and row covers will greatly enhance the vigor and potential yields of cucumbers by providing warmth and insect protection.
In frost areas, sow under cover in seed trays in early spring. Plant out after last frosts. Sow indoors in 16-cell plug trays about 5-6mm deep, 1–2 seeds/cell, 3–4 weeks before transplanting. Keep temperature above 21°C day and 16°C night with heat pad underneath plug trays. Transplant 30cm apart. Do not disturb roots when transplanting.
In frost free areas sow directly into the soil in early spring. However, wait until soil is warm, at least 21°C. Cucumber seeds will not germinate at a soil temperature below 14°C. Sow 2 seeds per 30cm.
Single Plants: 60cm each way (minimum)
Rows: 60cm with 60cm row gap (minimum)
Support plants well so they can climb upwards, even when the cucumbers get large. This also protects the cucumbers from slugs. Occasionally a plant can produce very bitter cucumbers so always test a bit before serving to others!
When flowers start forming, feed with slow release potassium-rich organic fertilizer. Fortnightly liquid feed from mid-summer.
Once fruit bearing begins, pick daily. Cut the cucumbers off the plant when they are still quite young, otherwise the skin becomes hard and will need peeling. More cucumbers will then be produced.
Propagation notes will be supplied with seed packet.
** Seed quantity changed on 03 Mar 2021 2:34 PM AEDST
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