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Armenian Cucumber (Heirloom, 90 Days)

Middle Eastern Heirloom pre-1400. This long pale green cucumber with white flesh is deliciously different. If grown on a trellis the fruit will be long and straight but they will curl if grown on the ground. Fruit remains edible, tender, and tasty at a larger size than most cukes. A relative of the honey dew melon. 

 20 seeds


Cucumis melo var. flexuosus

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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C. Marie Gegert
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I recommend this product

been very pleased with your handleing of our orders when we needed them the staff and all the people we talk to were great we will be ordering next year the Armenian cucumber taste is very good no trouble growing

Madolyn K.
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I recommend this product
Love the vegetables that I got and they are doing very well

Love the vegetables that I got and they are doing very well

Sheila H.
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Armenian cucumber

I have grown this variety for several years. It is never bitter, and doesn’t need to be peeled. I received what I ordered from Pinetree with no problem.

A Pinetree Garden Seeds Customer
Armenian Cucumber, more tasty than ones more familiar

Once you grow Armenian, you will want to grow it year after year after year. Makes the best sweet or dill relish you are apt to taste anywhere except home made. Excellent for hot dogs, or for your food truck, or the refreshment stand at school.

hard to find favorite

I've ordered this item for years from Pinetree. It does well growing here in the Upper Midwest, zone 4 (zone 3 pre-2012 ). What I enjoy most is the eatin' - this 'Armenian' strain is very much preferred over 'Armenian' able to be had at big-box stores. The latter ones have darker-green skin that make their 'Armenian', sometimes also referred to as 'Striped Serpent', much worse than Pinetree's strain; the darker skin is much more fibrous, bitter, & tough than the pale-skin one sold here. The lighter one somehow is more refreshing in summer than most cukes, If there's one thing I must have from Pinetree it's 'Armenian'.