Ukrainian Slicing Cucumber Seed Pack

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After WWII, many Ukrainians emigrated to the Hudson Valley and Catskills region, where they soon built churches, summer resorts, and other spaces to share and preserve Ukrainian traditions. A former Ukrainian campground was where our seed company first started growing seed! Thanks to Ukrainian seed savers, this heat-resistant and never-bitter cucumber is still thriving, and a part of the history of this region is still alive. This is a straight, green slicing cucumber with slight ribbing and pale green speckles, which provides nice yields of uniform, 8" fruits.

  • 25 seeds

Growing Instructions

Start indoors 3 weeks before last frost and transplant to indicated spacing after threat of frost has passed; or direct sow seeds spaced 4 inches apart as soon after last frost, then thin to indicated spacing once seedlings put on their first true leaves. Plant in moderately fertile soil and water regularly. Can be trellised if space is tight or allowed to grow on the ground. Harvest when cukes are green and white and skin begins to turn smooth, but before they are shiny and yellow. Fruits are tender, sweet, and tasty fresh-slicing cukes at up to 8". Sow again in early summer for fall harvest.

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Days to Germination 3 to 7 days
Days to Maturity 60 days
Planting Depth ½ inch
Spacing in Row 24 inches
Spacing Between Rows 36 inches
Height at Maturity 8 inches
Width at Maturity 48 inches
Sun Preference Full Sun

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