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English Cucumber

Chelsea Prize

EXCLUSIVE - Our cucumber lovers’ reward, 12 to 15 inch Chelsea Prize is the same long, elegantly slender English cucumber found at a premium...
EXCLUSIVE - Our cucumber lovers’ reward, 12 to 15 inch Chelsea Prize is the same long, elegantly slender English cucumber found at a premium price in upscale markets. These thin skinned, bitter-free cucumbers are always easy to digest with absolutely delicious crispy sweet flesh and few seeds. The handsome glossy fruits are produced in abundance from every node of the vigorous, self-pollinating vines. Enjoy them all summer in wafer-thin juicy slices for salads or cut into refreshing crisp wedges.

(Scab resistant)
Seed Count: 12 - 16 / Weight: 0.5 gms / F-1 Hybrid
$ 3.19
#5620
#5620

START SEEDS OUTDOORS

Plant heat loving cucumbers only when weather is warm and settled and night temperatures stay above 50°F (13°C). Amend soil well with aged manure or compost. Sow groups of 2 to 3 seeds 1½ feet apart and 1 inch deep with 3 feet between rows. Thin to 1 seedling per group. Or make slightly mounded hills 5 feet apart, sowing 5 or 6 seeds in each hill. Thin to the 3 strongest plants.

 

GROWING NOTES

Protect seedlings from marauding birds with plastic berry baskets, removing before plants get crowded. Shallow rooted cucumbers need ample and consistent moisture. Avoid overly wet or dry periods for good quality fruit. Growing cucumber vines up vertical supports gives you long straight fruits and saves garden space.

 

HARVEST AND USE

Cut rather than pull fruits from vines before seeds are large inside. Harvest every few days for longest fruit production. These juicy tender cucumbers need no peeling. Slice and enjoy for refreshing snacks, in salads and sandwiches. Eat cucumbers within a day or two of picking for best taste and quality. 

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

April - June
Full sun
1 inch
Rows: 1½ feet
Hills: 4 inches
5 - 10 days
Approx. 60

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

April - June
Full sun
1 inch
Rows: 1½ feet
Hills: 4 inches
5 - 10 days
Approx. 60

Plant In

April - June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

1 inch

Space Seeds

Rows: 1½ feet
Hills: 4 inches

Days to Germinate

5 - 10 days

Days to Harvest

Approx. 60

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