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Product Number: 138

CALYPSO CUCUMBER (F1 hybrid 50 days)

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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.

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CB
09/19/2018
Clare B

99+ lbs of cukes in one month, 15 ft row.

My Calypso cukes only bore for one month before they succumbed to powdery mildew. But I don't fault the plants. Every cucumber I've ever grown has gotten diseased. But these pumped out 99.12 pounds of fruit before they bit the dust. That was from 12 plants in about 15 feet of row. Next time I would plant them farther apart, both for better air circulation and to make it easier to find all the fruits. Pick these every day and you will have more crunchy pickles than you know what to do with.

TM
08/28/2018
timothy M.
United States

One Season, Three Crops

We have grown Calypso cucumber several years. Here on the coast of NC we start our first crop in late March for May harvest. A second crop started in June takes us through late summer. In mid-August we start our third crop for fall harvest. We have found this cucumber to be disease resistant in the hot and humid climate.

JD
01/20/2018
Julia D.
United States

Best Pickles Ever

Easy to grow Very productive Made excellent pickles at any stage of development This will be my forever more pickle

JD
01/20/2018
Julia D.
United States

Best Pickles Ever

Easy to grow Very productive Made excellent pickles at any stage of development This will be my forever more pickle

G
01/15/2016
gagardener

Good for hot and humid

Best little cuke I've grown for heat and disease resistance in my Georgia garden.

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