ARMENIAN CUCUMBER

1,750 د.ك

Product Description:

Cucumis melo, Flexuosus Group 60 days. Called snake melons in the Middle East, this cucumber relative develops slightly ribbed, spineless cucumber-shaped fruit that grow 2–3 feet long and 2 inches in diameter. Burpless and not bitter, these light green delicacies are best eaten when 12–15 inches long. Fruit set well at high temperatures and are straighter if trellised. MO.
Soil Temp for Germ65–90°F
Seed Depth½”
Seed Spacing4–6/hill
Days to Emergence4–13
Thin Plants to1–2/hill
Row Spacing3–4′
Fertilizer NeedsHigh
Minimum Germination80%
Seeds per Gram≈ 25–30
Seed Life3 years

Cucumis sativus A favorite in cuisine worldwide, cucumbers possess health benefits too numerous to mention. Incorporate cucumbers in your diet to aid with weight loss, as they are exceptionally low in calories (only about 8 calories in 1/2 cup), aid digestion, and rid toxins from the body. Among the more unusual qualities of the humble cuke is its ability to ease skin irritations. Use a piece of cucumber skin to soothe burns.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

Culture
• Cucumbers perform best in fertile, well-drained soil with a pH 5.5-7.0
• Consistent, even watering is critical for best plant growth and fruit development
• Raised beds, plastic mulch, and trellising can improve yields, keep fruit straight and scab free
• Incorporate a shovelful of compost and 1/2 cup TSC’s Complete fertilizer per hillDirect Sowing
• For best germination, keep soil evenly moist but not too wet
• Cover hill with Kozy-Coats, Victorian Bell Cloches, or a row cover to speed up germination
• Thin to the strongest 1-2 plants when first true leaves emerge

Transplanting
• Start indoors in 4 inch pots, 3-4 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Avoid letting starts get root bound; transplant carefully as to not disturb roots

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Striped and spotted cucumber beetles, aphids, squash bugs
• Insect control: Pyrethrin
• Common diseases: See chart below
• Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation, Zonix for Powdery Mildew

Harvest & Storage
• Consistent harvest will keep plants productive
• Store at 45°F and 95% relative humidity
• For pickling, harvest cukes when small, before seeds form

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