The General Cucumber (F1 Hybrid 66 Days)

$ 2.75

The Gerneral Cucumber is a vigorous, long vined slicing type that does well in all zones. The fruit is long and fairly narrow with white spines and an attractive mid-green color. The flavor of this gynoecious (primarily female flowers) variety is first rate among the slicer type & yields are high. We get many compliments on this variety. Benefits from growing with one variety that produces male flowers. Resistance to cucumber mosaic virus, downy and powdery mildew.Resistance to cucumber mosaic virus, downy and powdery mildew.

 20 seeds



Cucumis sativus

Germination: 4-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures are 70-85ºF

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2-1" deep

Sowing Indoors: 3-4 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-85ºF soil temperature. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Sowing into individual biodegradable peat/cow pots reduces root damage when transplanting. Transplant 36-48" apart after the last frost. 

Sowing Outdoors: Sow after the last frost when the soil temperature is over 70ºF. Sow a few seeds every 36-48". 

Harvest: Check and pick every day to keep the harvest flowing.

Tips: The General Lee Cucumber should be planted in fertile soil, amended with compost or well-rotted manure, and kept well watered. Trellising the vines allows for good air circulation, takes up less space, and provides shade for heat-sensitive crops like lettuce. They benefit from growing on black plastic and by using row covers for weed, insect control, and more rapid growth.