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Cucumber Beit Alpha Seeds - Persian Variety - B211

Cucumber Beit Alpha! These Mideast type cucumbers have a very thin skin, absolutely no bitterness, are mild, productive over a long season, one of the earliest to produce, and should go until a frost. In short, they are one of the best all-around cucumbers available. Pick them when they are about five or six inches long for best flavor and texture. They do well on a trellis but you can grow them on the ground also. Set out transplants or direct seed three feet apart (3-5 seeds per hill, thin to three best plants) with rows five to six feet apart.

Plant cucumber seeds .5" deep in fertile soil. Work compost or composted manure into soil. Plant seedlings 3 ft apart. For vines trained on a trellis, space plants 1 foot apart.

In areas where spring is long and cool, you can warm the soil 3 to 4 degrees by covering the hill or row with black plastic.If you do not plant in black plastic, then mulch with pine straw, wheat straw, chopped leaves, or your favorite organic mulch shortly after planting. If the weather is unseasonably cool, you can wait a while to mulch until the ground is warmed by the sun. Mulch is especially important to keep the fruit clean for bush types and vines not growing on a trellis. Straw mulch is also thought to be uncomfortable for slugs and creates an uneasy footing for cucumber beetles, helping to keep them at bay.

If you can, trellis your vines. This keeps the fruit clean and saves space. A 12- to 18-inch diameter cage made from 4- or 5-foot welded wire fencing or hog wire will support 2 or 3 vines. Wire is easy for the tendrils of climbing cucumbers to grab as the plant grows.

GENERAL GROWING INFORMATION:

1. Planting Depth: 3 inches
2. Seed Spacing: 6 to 8 inches apart
3. Soil Moisture: water twice a week
4. Spacing Between Rows: 24–36 between rows
5. Temperature: 65–90°F
6. Days to Germination: 3–10 days
7. Spacing After Thinning: 18" APART
8. Days to Maturity: 50 - 70 DAYS

Terms & Conditions:

Orders over $10 from this ad will be shipped with tracking,
Otherwise: Seeds will be shipped economy/standard or first class 2-10 day shipping after payment. We are a seller that caters to experienced gardeners -- although we try to have germination instructions on all of our listings, additional online researching is advised. Multiple orders of a single item will be combined into 1 zip lock bag. We are not responsible for buyer germination success; seeds have been tested. Seed count is approximate and packaged by weight. Seeds vary in size, weight is exact, and based upon empirical count, the quantity is estimated. Liability of the seller is limited to the cost of the item(s).

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