Germ 6-10 days
Although this variety has been sold in the US since the early 1800’s, we suspect it will appear unique to most home gardeners. The leaves don’t resemble cucumber leaves at all; they look like watermelon leaves. Vines are long and bear multitudes of small oval fruit which are exceptionally spiny. Used for unusual and good tasting pickles, they will also add a bit of a surprise to a salad. 25 seeds
Indoors- Individual biodegradable peat/cowpots 1/2” deep, 3-4 weeks before last frost with soil temperature 70 degrees. Transplant after last frost without disturbing the roots
Outdoors- 1/2” deep after last frost in warm soil at least 70 degrees
Harvest- Pick daily to keep the harvest flowing.
Tips- Plant in fertile soil amended with compost. Mulch and keep well watered. Trellising the vines allows for good air circulation and takes less space than hills and provides shade for heat sensitive crops like lettuce.