Long Green Improved Cucumber - Packet

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$2.50
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SKU
DL013828
When the word ‘improved’ is applied to an heirloom, you know it has keeping qualities that have made it a long-term success. Team up with a good olive oil and a dash of rice vinegar, marinate thin slices for a cool summer salad. Long Green Improved cucumber set the standard for fresh eating long ago.
Plant Information
Introduced in 1842, Long Green Improved cucumbers are related to an even older variety called Long Green Turkey, which was grown as far back as the 1700s. Described as vigorous, productive, and reliable, its yields are very heavy but its maintenance very light. Aside from being intolerant of frost, it's not fussy about much and will produce a continuous harvest when picked on a daily basis. Long Green Improved is definitely one of the largest varieties, surprising you with cucumbers as long as a foot and as wide as 3 inches. Their skin is a rich green color with black spines and their flesh is crisp and white, making their sliced appearance ideal for salads. And their flavor is light and refreshing so they're delicious just picked as well as delightful when pickled.
More Information
SKU
DL013828
Item Package Size
Packet
Botanical Name
Cucumis sativus
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Planting Depth
11/2 inches
Seed Spacing
18 inches
Row Spacing
12-36 inches
Space After Thinning
12 inches
Days To Germinate
6-10 days
Days To Maturity
60-70
Growth Rate
Medium
Seed Life Cycle
Annuals
Advantages
Edible
Additional Information
Introduced in 1740s
Ships As
Seed
Ships To Canada
Yes
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