shintokiwa

862 – Shintokiwa

$3.00

Certified Biodynamic and Organic

Dark green 9-12 in. fruit. Very fine flavor and appearance. Thin skinned variety. Trellis on fencing to avoid crooked fruits. The Japanese harvest it before it gets fat for better flavor. Perfect for salads, sushi, etc. Introduced by Turtle Tree Seed. Our favorite greenhouse variety.
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Product Description

DAYS TO HARVEST
75

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
This variety does best trellised as it allows for the fruits to develop straight.

PLANT SPACING
1 foot apart.

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
Shintokiwa fruits can get as long as 12 inches and still keep their sweetness and crunch.

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

DISEASE RESISTANCE

USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS

 

Additional Information

Size

S ~ 50 seeds, L ~ 200 seeds, XL ~ 800 seeds

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