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: 2,874
3 x 8 x 0.75 inches.