Produces 3-5″ fruits with black spines. Bred by Jason Cavatorta and Molly Jahn, Cornell University. Also a 2011 Green Thumb Award Winner! Pick daily once production starts.
Cucumber – Salt and Pepper – Cucumis sativus
Soil & Water: Plant cucumbers in hills or mounds with plenty of added organic matter. Sow 6-7 seeds in a hill. Once the seedlings sprout, thin to the 3 best vines.
Planting & Growing: In cool regions, start seeds indoors 10-14 days before the last frost, or sow seeds directly when the soil is at least 70F. Plant seeds 18″ apart if trellised or 36″ apart if left to sprawl.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when the fruit is small to medium-sized for best flavor. Keep harvesting fruit, even if misshapen, to keep vines productive.
Soil Temperature: 70F
Planting Depth: 1/2″
Germination: 3-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 1-4′
Days To Maturity: 49 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 18-48″
Approx Seeds per Pack: 25
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