Cucumber, Bushy

Cucumis sativus
$2.99 to $44.00
SKU: 0111A
  • Organic
  • Short vines grow to 5 feet
  • Good production
  • 45-50 days
  • ±900 seeds/oz
$2.99 to $44.00

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Introduced to American gardeners by SSE in 1992. Originated in Russia where its short vines (up to 5' long) and ease of growing made it perfect for dacha or second-home gardens near Moscow. Produces bumper crops for fresh eating and pickling. 45-50 days. ±900 seeds/oz.

Learn to Grow it

This crop can be direct seeded into the soil after the last spring frost. You can also start plants indoors 3-6 weeks before the last frost date.

If you are direct seeding, plant in groups of 2-3 seeds and keep the healthiest plant that matures. Space your plants or seeds 12-18 inches apart and plant 1/2-1 in. deep.

Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.

These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.