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Cucumber 'Straight 8' Seeds

This slicing cucumber has long been prized for its high quality, flavor, adaptability, and deep green color.

Availability: Out of stock

$2.50
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Details

This heirloom, All-America Selections winner from 1935 is still around because it is simply one of the best! Vigorous vines produce very straight, crisp cucumbers about 8" long, hence their name, Straight 8. This slicing cucumber has long been prized for its high quality, flavor, adaptability, and deep green color. This great, dependable home garden variety can be used for pickling when small or for slicing. Once picked, immediately immerse in cold water to disperse “field heat”; this increases quality and life of picked fruit.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Cucumis sativus
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 5 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 14 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1 in.
When to Sow Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
Plant Spacing 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Bright Yellow
Bloom Time Late Spring/Early Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Summer
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 60-70
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds, Ferment seeds before storing, Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
Seeds Per Pack 25