25 Seeds per pack
(Cucumis sativus) 52-75 days. Introduced by Ferry-Morse Seed Company in 1935, and that very year won the All-American Selections Award! The Straight Eight Cucumber produces remarkably uniform, straight, dark green, 8″ long, 2½” wide fruits, boasting a small seed cavity, with crisp fine-grained flesh. Perfect for slicing, salads, or dipping, and can be ground to make dill or sweet relish. Tolerant to mosaic.
Planting Instructions for Straight Eight Cucumber Seeds
Heirloom Straight Eight Cucumbers are heat loving, frost sensitive vines. Plant heirloom cucumber seeds in full sun, ½ – ¾” deep, in 1′ diameter hills of 4-6 seeds each, 3-4′ apart. Germination occurs in 4-13 days in soil 70-95°F. Thin to 1-2 plants per hill. In short season climates you can start cucumber seeds indoors 3 weeks before last frost, in individual peat pots at least 3½” across. Harden off heirloom cucumbers plants for 1 week before setting out. Harvest regularly for continuous production, making sure to pick overripe cucumbers that were missed. Heirloom Straight Eight slicing cucumbers are best when uniformly green, firm and crisp. For pickles harvest cucumbers when 2-6″ according to preference.