Cucumber English Telegraph Improved HEIRLOOM Seeds

Cucumber English Telegraph Improved HEIRLOOM Seeds

Cucumis sativus

Item #0257

60 Days. Originally developed for growing in greenhouses, this open-pollinated variety is now a favorite of home gardeners for the long, thin-skinned fruits that add a cool, mild flavor and a snappy crunch to salads and sandwiches. Great for snacking too. Just like the ones found at the grocery store but much fresher because they come straight from your garden. Cucumbers develop best when grown on a trellis and get regular moisture while fruits are forming.

This packet yields approximately 16 plants.

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Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
1 to 2 seeds
every 1'

Row Spacing:

When seedlings have 3 leaves,
thin to 1
plant per 1'

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost and when soil temperatures are warm.

When to start inside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost.

Harvesting: Do not let cucumbers get too big; plants stop producing if over mature cucumbers stay on the vine. Telegraph Improved are best at 12”-14” long, although they can get as long as 18”. Cut the stem rather than pulling at the fruit to break off. Immediately immerse in cold water to disperse “field heat” to increase the quality and life of the picked fruit.

Artist: Susie Hyer

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