Germ 6-10 days
A very popular European variety and a bit different from US cukes in appearance. Fruits are about 10” long and a lovely pale – almost lime – green covered with tiny warts. Can be used as a fine slicer or a very large pickler. Abundant yields are one reason that Delikatesse has stood the test of time, great flavor is the other. 20 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.