Adam Cucumber (Organic F1 Hybrid 48 Days)
The crunchiness of Adam Cucumber is astounding! From up the stairs, Matt could even hear me crunching into this cucumber as I came back from the garden. Crisp, dense fruits were amazingly flavorful for a cucumber. Adam is a 2-3” pickler with uniform fruits that are blanketed with tiny spines in true European ‘cornichon’ style. No pollinators are needed. Suitable for the garden or greenhouse. Parthenocarpic. Intermediate resistance to cucumber mosaic virus, powdery mildew, and scab.
Germination: 4-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF
Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2-1" deep
Sowing Indoors: 3-4 weeks before the 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 the last frost.
Sowing Outdoors: Sow after the last frost when the soil temperature is over 70ºF. Sow a few seeds every 36-48".
Harvest: Check and pick every day to keep the harvest flowing.
Tips: Adam Cucumber should be planted in fertile soil, amended with compost or well-rotted manure, and kept well watered. Trellising the vines allow 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.