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860 – Slicing 97

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Certified Biodynamic and Organic

Dr. Munger’s. Compact semi-bush type plants good for small gardens, however we find that this is our favorite strain for growing in the field as well, as compact plants help to keep the rows tidy. Prolific 8-9 in. dark green fruits are good for both slicing and pickling. One of our most dependable cucumbers. Tolerant to Scab, Cucumber Mosaic Virus (CMV), Downy Mildew (DM), and Powdery Mildew (PM).
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Product Description

DAYS TO HARVEST
58-62

SOWING
Sow when soil is at least 65 degrees. Seeds will germinate the quickest (~7 days) at 80 degrees. Sow indoor in large-celled trays or outdoors once the soil has warmed.

LIGHT PREFERENCE
Full sun

SOIL REQUIREMENTS
The more compost the better! We transplant our seedlings directly into a hole filled with finished compost. Spraying with compost tea at transplant time is recommended.

PLANT HEIGHT
Trellising is recommended for straightest fruit. They can be grown spreading as well.

PLANT SPACING
1 foot apart if trellising. 2-3 feet apart if not.

HARDINESS ZONES
Warm weather crop. Cucumbers will benefit from row cover before flowering stage to stay warm and to keep cucumber beetles off the plants. Be sure to remove row cover upon flowering so outside insects can assist in pollination. Mulching around the base of the plants will also keep the soil temperature more constant and create a barrier for female cucumber beetles trying to lay their eggs in the soil.

HARVEST
Harvest when fruits are no longer than 8-9″.

COMPANION PLANTING
Dill, tansy, catnip, yarrow, castor bean, wormwood, nasturtium, mints, and marigold will help to deter beetles.

USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS

 

Additional Information

Size

S ~ 50 seeds, L ~ 200 seeds, XL ~ 800 seeds, 1 oz ~ 1060 seeds, 4+ oz at $9/oz

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