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Cucumber - Straight Eight - Cucumis sativus
Tender Annual Heirloom. Straight Eight is a smooth, straight cucumber up to 8" long with rounded, blunt ends and deep-green skin. It is mosaic-tolerant and free from stippling. This cucumber is vigorous, early, prolific, and of excellent quality for home use. A 1935 All-American Selections winner.
Soil & Water: Plant cucumbers in hills or mounds with plenty of added organic matter. Sow 6-7 seeds in a hill, thinning to the 3 best vines.
Planting & Growing: In cool regions, start seeds indoors 10-14 days before the last frost, or sow seeds directly when the soil is at least 70F. Plant seeds 18" apart if trellised or 36" apart if left to sprawl.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest while small to medium-sized for best flavor. Keep harvesting fruit, even if misshapen, to keep vines productive.
Did You Know? Traditionally cucumbers were susceptible to many diseases; hybrids were developed to reduce these problems.
Soil Temperature: 70-95F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 3-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 1'-4'
Days To Maturity: 62 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 18"-48"
Approx Seeds per 1/4 lbs: 4,050 Seeds
Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds from packs are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s).
Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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