North Carolina Heirloom Cucumber

Cucumis sativus | SKU: 0242A P25
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$3.75
  • Organic
  • From the Collection
  • New for 2020
  • Small, pale-yellow, juicy, crunchy fruit grows up to 2" long
  • 60-70 days

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This flavorful variety produces small, straight, pale-yellow to white fruit with juicy, crunchy, and light-green flesh. The fruits are slightly ridged, measure 1.5-2" long and 3-3.7" wide, and weigh 2-4.5 ounces. Moderately vining plants have distinctly lobed leaves and dense foliage. This prized heirloom was donated to Seed Savers Exchange in the mid-1980s by member Marian Hart and can be traced back to a family that has stewarded it for more than a century in the mountains of North Carolina. 60-70 days.

Learn to Grow North Carolina Heirloom Cucumber

Direct Seed: 1" Deep

Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds

Thin: To 3-4 Plants

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - When growing plants on a trellis, space seed 6-8" apart and thin plants as necessary; train plants to climb the trellis with an initial guidance. Alternatively, make 12" hills at least 6' apart. Plant 6-8 cucumber seeds per hill 1" deep. After germination, thin to 3-4 plants per hill. Can also be started indoors 2-4 weeks before last frost. Cucumbers benefit from steady moisture.

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North Carolina Crunchy

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I just harvested the first NC Heirloom cucumber this morning and shared it with my husband. Oh my! It was delicious. Not as strong tasting as the common green cuke from the grocery story. But it was crunchy and slightly sweet. It had a large seed pouch with only about 1/3 inch of flesh. We ate some with the peel and some without. Both were good. The peel is not tough. I already have seeds In a jar ready to save. This is a keeper.