Description

This little beauty is an excellent mini Cucumber, said many of the AAS Judges! Grow on stakes or poles for a productive, easy-to-harvest vertical garden that will yield 40 or more spineless fruits per plant. Pick the fruits when they’re small, between 7 to 10 cm (3 to 4 in) long, and you’ll be rewarded with great tasting Cucumbers, even without peeling. Succession plantings will ensure a summer-long harvest. smooth, nearly spineless. Heavy producer!

This cucumber is parthenocarpic meaning the flowers are all female and the fruits are seedless without needing to be pollinated.

Parthenocarpy – development of fruit without fertilization. The fruit resembles a normally produced fruit but is seedless. Varieties of the pineapple, banana, cucumber, grape, orange, grapefruit, persimmon, and breadfruit exemplify naturally occurring parthenocarpy.

Gynoecious – Bred to produce only female flowers. Vegetables such as squash and cucumber naturally tend to produce more male flowers than female flowers – encouraging the production of female blossoms can significantly increase the productivity of a single plant.

Planting Instructions
Seed outdoors as soon as danger of frost has past in your area. Cover seed lightly with soil, 3 – 4 seeds together in groups. Space groupings 120 cm (4 ft) apart. For earlier Cucumbers start indoors 2 to 3 weeks in advance of intended date for moving the plants to the garden. Use Jiffy pots so the container and roots can be buried without disturbing the root system. Also make sure the pot is wet when transplanting. Sow 2 seeds per pot and do not thin. Germinates best at 22 C (72 F) in 7 to 10 days. Fertilize for the first 3 weeks with 10-52-17 formula. Cucumbers are good for dills when 5 cm (2 in) long and excellent for slicing when full grown. This variety is best grown on a fence or trellis as it is a vine type. Excellent space saver when grown this way.