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Straight Eight Slicing Cucumber

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  • SKU: 14532
  • Zones: 3 - 9 annual.
  • Height: 4 - 6 inches.
  • Light Required: Full sun.
  • Germination: 8 - 10 days.
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Straight Eight Slicing Cucumber

Tip-top slicing cuke is perfectly straight! Dark green, 8-in. fruits-a uniform 2 1/2 in. across—have a small seed cavity and crisp,fine-grained flesh. 65 DAYS.
Product Details
  • Seasonboth Spring & Fall
  • Unit of Measureapprox. 100 seeds per pkt
  • FormVine, annual.
  • LightFull sun.
  • Height4 - 6 inches.
  • SpreadVine.
  • Spacing12 - 18 inches between plants; 4 - 5 feet between hills; 4 - 5 feet between rows.
  • Zones3 - 9 annual.
  • FoliageGreen foliage.
  • Flower FormSmall yellow flowers.
  • BloomsSummer until first frost.
  • FruitStraight, block-like, smooth fruits. Dark green skin with a white flesh. 8 inches long x 2.5 inches in diameter.
  • Germination8 - 10 days.
  • Soil RequirementsFertile, well-drained, sandy loam soil. soil; pH 7.0-7.8.
  • Growth RateModerate to fast growth rate.
  • Seed CountApproximately 100 seeds per packet.; 1/4 oz. is approximately 250 seeds; 1 oz. is approximately 1,000 seeds and 1/4 lb. is approximately 4,000 seeds.
  • CommentsVery vigorous. Small seed cavity. A very heavy yielder. An All-America Selections winner in 1935. Free from stippling. Sweet and mild.
  • Yield120 pounds per 100 foot row.
  • Botanical NameCucumis sativus 'Straight Eight'; Family: Cucurbitaceae (Cucumber Family)
  • Depth1 inch.
  • Days To Maturity65 days.
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Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2018 Fall Shipping Schedule
1A-4B 6/19 - 11/2
5A & 5B 6/19 - 11/2
6A & 6B 6/19 - 11/2
7A & 7B 6/19 - 11/2
8A & 8B 6/19 - 11/2
9A-10B 6/19 - 11/2
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 29, 2018

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Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

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