Germ 6-10 days
An elongated Japanese type cucumber, Summer Dance is notable in that every one of the fruit seems perfect. It is 10” long, 1” wide with a deep green color and smooth skin. Very vigorous grower, setting many lateral vines for high productivity. Resistant to both powdery and downy mildew. Flavor is sweet, mild, and refreshing, no need to peel. 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.