Cucumber - Armenian - Cucumis melo (flexuosus group)
Tender annual Heirloom. Introduced from Armenia to Italy in the 1400s, this unusual and attractive 12"-18" cucumber is always sweet and crispy, even when fruit is large. Thin-skinned with dense flesh, few seeds, and a pleasant, mild flavor, it is perfect for the fresh market. Handle carefully to avoid bruising. Thrives in hot weather.
Soil & Water: Cucumbers love rich soil that is high in organic matter and well drained. Water heavily during fruiting.
Planting & Growing: Cucumbers seem to do best when night temperatures are around 60 degrees and day temperatures around 90 degrees.
Harvesting & Storage: These cukes grow from 2-3 feet long and 2 inches in diameter, but are best eaten when between 12-15 inches long.
Did You Know? Botanically, Armenian cucumbers are a close relative of the honeydew melon.
Soil Temperature: 65-70F
Planting Depth: 1/2"-1"
Germination: 4-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 4'-6'
Days To Maturity: 60-70 Days
Sun/Shade: Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 6"-12"
Approx Seeds per 1/4 lbs: 2,808
4 x 8 x 0.75 inches.