Armenian Cucumber Seeds (The Duke) Non-GMO, Organic, Heirloom B25

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Cucumis melo (65 days) This unique Heirloom cucumber can produce long, sweet and crispy fruits. No need for peeling, just slice up and add to salads or just as a snack! This particular cucumber has very few seeds, with very dense flesh. Handle these beauties with care, as they may bruise easily.

Want to try something new in your garden? This is it! Armenian cucumber with handsome, light green, thin skin is burpless, nearly seedless, and more tolerant of heat than most cucumbers. Sometimes called serpent cucumber or yard long, it is technically a variety of melon! A long production period means harvesting right into fall.

The Armenian is known as the Burp-less Cucumber. Light-green, heavily ribbed, 3-4” in diameter, best to harvest at 12-18” long, mild flavor, easily digested-skin, fluted slices, prolific producer. Fruits twists and turns on ground but hangs fairly straight from trellis. Tender skin never needs peeling and never bitter. Very good for a humid climate.

Introduced from Armenia to Italy in the 1400s. Regarded as one of the best slicing cucumbers. Also known as Armenian Burp-less Cucumber, Yard Long, Guta, Snake or Serpent Cucumber.

Cucumbers are thought to have originated in India at the foot of the Himalayas, and cultivated in western Asia for 3,000 years. Well known by the ancient Greeks and Romans, introduced to China in the 2nd century BC. Columbus brought cucumbers to the New World in 1494.

Quantity: 10

• Non-GMO
• US-grown
• Open-pollinated
• Untreated (no fungicides, pesticides, herbicides, etc.)

Botanical Name: Cucumis melo var. flexuosus

Days to Maturity: 65 days

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Native: Southern Asia

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 8' vines

Variety Information: 18"–36" long, 1"–4" wide, light green skin with paler green, longitudinal furrows; most flavorful and tender when picked between 12" and 18" long.

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F, ideally 70°–90°F.

When to Start Inside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Cucumbers are sensitive to root disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ½"

Seed Spacing: A group of 2 seeds every 12"

Thinning: When 3 leaves, thin to 1 plant every 12"

Type: Monoecious

Cucumbers need to be continuously harvested to keep up production. If the fruits are yellow on the vine the plant will stop producing altogether, To harvest twist them off the vine or snip them with clippers to make sure you do not damage the vines.

Harvesting: Pick, and pick some more! Overly mature cucumbers on the vine will slow the production of new cucumbers. Cut the stem rather than pulling at the fruit, as stems are fragile. To increase the quality and storage time, once picked, immediately immerse in cold water to disperse "field heat".

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