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

Scientific Name: Cucumis sativus

Family: Cucumber

Type: Annual

Native Range: Canada, Hawaii, Lower 48 States, Pacific Basin excluding Hawaii, Puerto Rico

Hardiness Zones: 4-11; plants are frost tender so wait to plant until at least two weeks after last spring frost; plants will benefit from row cover before flowering stage to stay warm and keep cucumber beetles off of the plants;

Soil Requirements: Loamy soil; close to neutral pH between 6.9 and 7.3; at least 70°; require fertile soil–mix in compost or manure and work into soil; must remain moist and well-drained; mulching may be necessary to keep pests at bay and to prevent the plant from developing disease by touching the ground, as well as create a barrier for female cucumber beetles trying to lay their eggs in the soil;

Light Preference: Full sun

Water: Consistent watering; 1″ of water per week per plant when germinating; increase to a gallon per week once cucumbers start to form; inconsistent watering will create a bitter cucumber; avoid watering foliage in order to prevent leaf disease;

Days until Germination: 7-10 days; seeds will germinate quickest (7 days) at 80°;

Sowing: Sow indoors in large-celled trays, or outdoors when all danger of frost is past and soil is warmed to about 65°; plant seeds 1/2″ deep; seeds can be planted in rows, in hills, or on a trellis;

Plant Spacing: 1′-1.5′

Plant Height: This plant is best trellised as it allows for the fruits to develop straight

Harvest: 70-75 days; fruits can get as long as 12″ and still keep their sweetness and crunch; harvest when fruit is a deep green with a firm feel;

Grows Well With: Corn; beans; peas; radishes; sunflowers; fruit trees; marigold; nasturtium;

Grows Poorly With: Potatoes; aromatic herbs;

Potential Problems: Cucumber beetles; nematodes; downy mildew; poor pollination by bees; all male flowers and subsequent lack of flowering; whiteflies; bacterial wilt; anthracnose; mosaic viruses;

Additional Information

Size

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

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