Great for slicing or pickling when picked young. Vines produce blocky, slightly tapered, medium-green cucumbers with white spines. Grows well in the north and south, for home, market or pickling.
Cucumber – Sumter – Cucumis sativus
Soil & Water: Cucumbers love rich soil that is high in organic matter and well drained. Water heavily during fruiting to prevent bitterness.
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 in a hill, thinning to the 3 best vines. Plant seeds 18″ apart if trellised or 36″ apart if left to sprawl.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest while small to medium-sized for best flavor. Keep harvesting fruit, even if misshapen, to keep vines productive.
- Soil Temperature: 70-95F
- Planting Depth: 1/2″
- Germination: 3-10 Days
- Height At Maturity: 1′-4′
- Days To Maturity: 56 Days
- Sun/Shade: Full Sun
- Spacing After Thinning: 18″-48″
- Approx Seeds per Pack: 25 Seeds
Product image via: Peaceful Valley Farm Supply