Hailing from the cave of your local dragon's lair this novelty cucumber is another reason why growing heirlooms can be so much fun. Originally from Croatia, its cream colored skin and chubby oval shape really do look like an egg growing from a vine. It has a refreshing, mild flavor, doesn't need peeling, and yields well; a few plants will be all you need, picking them every one to two days for the best fruit. 25 seeds
Germination- 6-10 days
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.