Heirloom STRAIGHT EIGHT Cucumber -- 100 Seeds
All-America Selection (AAS) in 1935.
60 DAYS. Perfectly straight, deep-green fruit about 8 inches long. A favorite with home gardeners because of its reliable production. Vigorous vines resistant to mosaic virus. Matures early and very productive. Growers rate the taste highly, and the Straight Eight is a dual purpose cucumber, good for either eating fresh or pickling. Easy to cultivate.
USDA Hardiness Zones : All Zones
Days To Harvest : 60 days
Light : Full Sun
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination : 70F to 80F
Planting Depth : 1/2 inch (6mm)
Spacing, Row : 4-5 foot (1.22m - 1.52m)
Spacing, Hills : 4-5 foot (1.22m - 1.52m)
Days to Germination: 7-14 days depending upon growing conditions.
SOWING : Sow in fertile, well-drained soil after all danger of frost. For "hill" culture, space 6-8 seeds in groups 4-5 apart. Cover with 1/2" of soil, press firm lightly and keep moist. OR sow seeds 8" (20cm) apart if growing on a trellis or fence. Seeds can be started indoors 4 to 5 weeks before last frost.
THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING : THIN to 3 strong plants to each group if using "hill" method when seedlings are 6-8" (15-20cm) high. If using trellis method, thin plants to stand 8" (20cm) or more apart.
Suggestions : Keep fruits picked to encourage more production. Keep soil moderately moist during germination
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