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Poona Kheera Cucumber (Heirloom, 53 Days)

Middle Eastern Heirloom. This is a white cuke from India that eventually turns a russet brown, can be eaten at any stage and will always be crisp and sweet. The best thing about Poona Kheera is that it is never, ever bitter. 

 20 seeds


Cucumis sativus

Germination: 4-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2-1" deep

Sowing Indoors: 3-4 weeks before last frost. Provide 70-85ºF soil temperature. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Sowing into individual biodegradable peat/cow pots reduces root damage when transplanting. Transplant 36-48" apart after last frost. 

Sowing Outdoors: Sow after last frost when soil temperature is over 70ºF. Sow a few seeds every 36-48". 

Harvest: Check and pick every day to keep the harvest flowing.

Tips: Plant in fertile soil, amended with compost or well rotted manure and keep well watered. Trellising the vines allows for good air circulation, takes up less space and provides shade for heat sensitive crops like lettuce. They benefit from growing on black plastic and by using row covers for weed, insect control, and more rapid growth.

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Richard L.
United States United States
Poonas are the Best cucumbers I tried -- taste and quantity

Great service at Pinetree. These Poona's love the Texas sun.

C c.
Love these cukes

I really like the cucumbers , they did very well I. By garden. Although the brown colored the cukes might concern some people, the cukes were sweet and juicy.

Scott H.
United States
Poona Kheera Cuke

Have bought these for 4 years now. Have not been disappointed yet. Always a hit with my wife and daughter.

Fun cucumber with great taste and texture

Have planted these several times. Always love them. Their unusual skin makes them fun to grow and eat. They have a very firm texture and are great for slicing. Also very good as pickles because they are so firm in texture.

C A.
N. c
Great cuke

Best producing of all cucumber varieties that I planted last year. Good flavor.