Cucumber - Persian - Cucumis sativus
Tender Annual This is a superb, crunchy, thin skinned, burpless cucumber that is not bitter. Pick Persian cucumbers when small to enjoy a practically seedless cucumber. Grow as a salad and slicing cucumber. Some use it for pickling as well.
Soil & Water: Cucumbers love rich soil that is high in organic matter and well drained. Water heavily during fruiting.
Planting & Growing: In cool regions, start seeds indoors 10-14 days before the last frost. Cucumbers can be sensitive about being transplanted so use fiber pots or soil blocks for best results. You can also sow seeds directly when the soil is at least 70°F. Hill method: Sow 6-7 seeds in a hill or mound, 18" from the next hill, thinning to the 3 best vines. Row method: Plant seeds 18" apart if trellised or 36" apart if left to sprawl.
Harvesting & Storage: Cut (do not pull) cucumbers when 4" - 6" or smaller. Vine will stop production if cucumbers are left on too long.
Did You Know? Persian cucumbers are also called Beit Alpha, the name of the Israeli kibbutz where they were developed.
Soil Temperature: 70-95°F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 4-21 Days
Height At Maturity: 6’
Days to Maturity: 50-60 Days
Spacing After Thinning: 18"-36"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 50 Seeds