Cucumbers | Vegetables | Rupp Seeds

Growing Tips

Planting

Direct seed ½” - 1” soils with 60ºF+ temperatures. Row spacing should range from 30” - 36” apart. Space plants 12” apart in the row.

Management

Scout fields weekly to make sure weed, insect, and disease pressure are kept in check.

Harvest

Harvest every other day. Slicing cucumbers should be picked when diameter is approximately 2”. Cucumbers should be approximately 7 - 8” long and have a smooth surface. Pickling cucumbers should be 3” long by 1” wide when ready to pick.

Storage

Store at 50 - 55º F and 90 - 95% humidity to ensure long shelf life.

Habit Terms

Gynoecious
Refers to all female sex expression when grown under ideal environmental conditions. Various stresses can cause more male flowers.

Monoecious
Refers to sex expression; having both male and female flowers on the same plant.

Parthenocarpic
Refers to the tendency of a plant to set fruit without pollination.

Predominately Femal
Refers to the blossoms produced by the plant as predominately female.