Straight Eight Cucumber (Slicing)

Straight Eight Cucumber (Slicing)

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DESCRIPTION

Old-fashioned white-spined farmer's market cuke! Standard slicing variety. Vigorous and productive. Sweet and mild! Dark green, super smooth, cylindrical 7-8"L blocky with rounded blunt ends. USES: Fresh Markets, Home Gardens

CLASSIFICATIONS
OPEN POLLINATED

Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.

HEIRLOOM

This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.

MONOECIOUS

Cucumbers will grow both female and male flowers. Such cucumber plants do not need another cultivar cucumber plant for pollination. They require bees, other insects or wind, however, to spread their pollen from their male flowers to their female flowers.

VEGETABLE SEED AND PLANTING GUIDE
Direct Seed (100 Ft.)Distance Apart In Row After ThinningSpace Between RowsPlanting Depth
1 Oz.12-36"36-72"1-2"

* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.

ESTIMATED DAYS TO MATURITY

63 days

APPROXIMATE SEED COUNT

  • 1,000 per Oz.
  • 16,000 per Lb.

DISEASE RESISTANCE OR TOLERANCE

Cucumber Mosaic Virus

COMPANIONS

  • Bean
  • Cabbage Family
  • Corn
  • Pea
  • Radish
  • Tomato

ALLIES

  • Marigold deters beetles
  • Nasturtium deters aphids, beetles and bugs, improves growth and flavor
  • Oregano deters pests in general
  • Tansy deters ants, beetles, bugs, flying insects

ENEMIES

  • Sage is generally injurious to cucumber