Germ 6-10 days
Maine is famous for its potatoes and lobsters and not so much for its cukes - but here is a wonderful heirloom from the Boothby family in Livermore, Maine, passed on to us by Will Bonsall through the Seed Savers Exchange. This is a crisp, medium sized slicer, 6-8” long, with a very pleasant flavor and texture; even more appealing is its rich yellowy cream color with contrasting black spines. Shape is longer and broader than the short oval “lemon” cukes and its color is deeper and richer than the European white cukes. 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.