is an outdoor ridge type cucumber which has good mildew resistance.
Pollination is necessary for the production of the cucumbers. Both
male and female flowers must be kept on the plants which are pollinated
retentive, well drained and fertile soil is needed and a warm sunny
situation. Make planting holes and fill them with well-rotted organic
manure or compost. Then cover with soil to make a mound. Allow 1
metre between plants.
is usually better to sow direct into the ground. Sow 3 seeds on
each mound in mid May to early June. Sow 2cm deep. Thin to one plant
per mound. If possible, cover with cloches for protection at this
early stage. Black polythene can be put down around the plants to
keep weeds down and conserve moisture. Plants are usually allowed
to trail along the ground, although they can be trained along a
trellis 1metre above the ground. The trailing shoot should be trimmed
off after six leaves. This will encourage the plant to branch out,
and more cucumbers will form.
very well at the roots. Water over the leaves but only early in
the morning. Feed with liquid organic fertiliser once a week.
Harvest Cut from the plant
with a knife when 15cm - 20cm long, from late July to August. Keep
harvesting to encourage more cropping.