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Sweet Armenian

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Heirloom Cucumbers

Sweet Armenian

Distinctive Armenian heirloom cucumbers are creamy, pale green with long, ridged fruits that have a wonderfully crisp, juicy texture. These traditi...
Distinctive Armenian heirloom cucumbers are creamy, pale green with long, ridged fruits that have a wonderfully crisp, juicy texture. These traditional home garden favorites are also called “Yard-long Cucumbers.” Bitter-free and crunchy with very thin skins, they have few seeds and never get pithy or hollow-hearted. Armenians cut up into decorative, scalloped slices are both appetizing and delicious to eat with a mild sweet flavor. Plants are heavy yielders and thrive in hot summer areas.
Seed Count: 40 - 45 / Weight: 1.5 gms
$ 2.79

START SEEDS OUTDOORS

Plant heat-loving cucumbers only when weather is warm and settled and night temperatures stay above 50°F. Amend soil well with age manure or compost. Sow groups of 2 to 3 seeds, 1 inch deep and 18 inches apart. When the baby seedlings are 2 inches long, thin out extras, leaving one strong seedling per group. After thinning, provide a 3 to 5 foot strong vertical support or individual tomato cage around each seedling and train the vines up the supports as they grow. Growing vigorous, heavy-bearing cucumber vines up supports or cages makes it easier to harvest the cucumbers, saves garden space and helps prevent disease.

 

GROWING NOTES

Protect seedlings from marauding birds with plastic berry baskets, removing before plants get crowded. Shallow-rooted cucumbers need adequate and consistent moisture to produce sweet tasting, nicely formed cucumbers. Avoid overly wet or dry periods for good quality fruits.

 

HARVEST AND USE

Armenians begin bearing later than regular cucumbers, but are heavy-yielding and can take both heat and humidity. For best quality, pick ridged Armenians up to 12 inches long but before seeds get large inside. Cut rather than pull cucumbers from the vine. They need no peeling – slice thinly to show off their decorative edges. Enjoy their flavor and pretty shape in salads. Or cut them in 2 inch pieces, halve, and scoop out inner flesh to make little scalloped cups to fill with tabouli, couscous or tuna, chicken or shrimp salad.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

May - June
April - June
Full sun
18 inches apart
1 inch deep
5 - 10 days
Approx. 60

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

May - June
April - June
Full sun
18 inches apart
1 inch deep
5 - 10 days
Approx. 60

Cold Winters

May - June

Mild Winters

April - June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Sow Seeds

18 inches apart
1 inch deep

Days to Germinate

5 - 10 days

Days to Harvest

Approx. 60

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