Straight Eight Cucumber
- Open pollinated 63 days. Heirloom. All America Selection 1935.
- We have had many requests for this classic.
- Straight Eight Cucumber is a traditional, slicing cucumber with good yields of dark green, 7 to 8 inch cucumbers.
- Vigorous, productive plants are resistant to cucumber mosaic.
Planting Directions: Sow seed in spring after all danger of frost is past and the soil temperature is between 60? to 95?. Plant seed 1/2” to 1” deep in hills of 4-6 seeds spaced 2-3’ apart. Prepare the soil in early spring incorporating rich compost or a general garden fertilizer as soil requires. Sow transplants indoors 4 weeks before setting out in the garden. Cucumber is a warm weather vegetable, maintain soil temperatures of 70? to 80?. Regular, generous watering after the blossoms appear boosts yields and produces uniform, non-bitter fruits. Trellis vine types for straighter cucumbers and better production.