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Cucumber - Japanese Long (Seeds)

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Heirloom Vegetable. Variety originated in Japan. This burpless cucumber produces crisp, easy to digest, non-bitter fruit to 40 cm (16”) or longer. Fruit is slightly curved with few seeds. Best harvested at 30 cm (12”) long.  For straighter fruit, vigorous growing vines should be grown on a trellis. With its small seed, this cucumber makes a great pickler when harvested young. Matures in 65-75 days.

How to Grow

Sow 6 seeds per hill in a sunny spot when the soil temperature reaches 18-20°C (65-70°F) or warmer and all danger of frost has passed. Germinates in 7-14 days.

Plant Depth:  20 mm (3/4”). Seeds Per Hill: 6. Thin to: 4 vines/hill. Hill Spacing: 150 cm (60”)

COMMENTS: Well-rotted manure or compost dug into the soil prior to planting is beneficial. Keep soil evenly moist. Seed quickly rots when planted in soil that is colder than recommended.