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  • Cucumber - White Spine

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    (Cucumis sativus) - Certified Organic Seed - Grown at Greenpatch Organic Seeds

    White Spine is a popular smooth white skin variety with small spines that brush off easily, oblong fruit to 15cm. Good flavour, very crispy, excellent eating.

    How to Grow

    White Spine Cucumber grows best in fertile well drained soil receiving full sun. Improve soil with manures, compost or fertilisers before planting. Sow seeds direct in the garden or in pots then transplant to the garden at 5cm high. When sowing cover seed with 1cm of soil and keep moist until germinated. Space 40cm apart giving them enough room to run freely. Cucumbers will begin to set after 60-80 days.

    Tip: Ensure you don't fertilize too heavily with nitrogen or over water as this will promote excess leaf growth. This also tends to promote male flowers but no female flowers which are needed for fruit production.

    Blossom End Rot: This will occur when there is a lack of Calcium in your soil. The plant will set fruit but it will rot at the end then drop off the plant. To avoid this use lime in your soil or you can apply a liquid fertiliser of 1L milk to a 9L watering can. Water the leaves of the plant for a fast acting remedy.

    Sow Spring-Summer direct in the garden or in pots

    Packet contains approx 40 seeds.

    80 days to harvest

    30 seed per gram

    Uses

    Fruit is eaten fresh as a snack, in salads or pickled. For pickling slice thinly pickle in a typical pickling liquid.