Germ 6-10 days
Calypso was developed by the University of North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station as a very high yielding pickling cucumber for commercial growers. However, it is a fine choice for home gardeners as well. The blocky (1” x 3”) cukes are a very dark green with a minimal white spine. It is a gynoecious variety with a small percentage of a male pollinator added. Resistant to powdery mildew, cucumber mosaic virus and anthracnose. 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.