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Cucumber Seeds - Painted Serpent HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED

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  • Heirloom, Open Pollinated Seed
  • Best harvested at 8-15 Inches but fruits can grow up to 36 Inches
  • Also known as Striped Armenian Cucumber

Product Description

Grow Heirloom Cucumbers - Plant Painted Serpent Cucumber Seeds

Originating in Armenia, this beautifully striped cucumber will grow and curl an astonishing 3 feetlong, but harvest when they are their most tender at 8" - 15". Smooth ridges and furrows in shades of green snake all along and around its length. Mild flavor, no need to peel.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Painted Serpent Cucumber
    Botanical Name:Cucumis sativus "Painted Serpent"
    Type:Heirloom
    Size at Maturity:8" - 15" Long
    Days to Maturity:63 Days
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Time:Warm Season
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Planting Depth:1 1/2"
    Plant Spacing:Hills 18" apart
    Seeds per Pound:NA
    Hardiness Zones:All
    Ships:Year-round
    Average Seeds Per Packet:~40-50
  • Planting Instructions

    When to Plant:

    • Cucumbers should be directly sown a 3-4 weeks after the last frost in the spring.
    • They can be started indoors 4-6 weeks before your last frost, using a grow light and seed starting soil mix.

    How to Grow:

    • You can amend your soil with compost or aged manure prior to planting. Preferably in the fall so it will over-winter.
    • Plant ½ inch deep and about 1 inch apart.
    • Alternatively, you can create hills 4 – 6 feet apart, with 6-8 seeds per hill. Cut the three weakest plants once seedling emerge for this method.
    • Make sure to keep soil moist, avoid letting the soil dry out completely.
    • Germination generally takes around 10 days when temperatures are ~70 degrees.
    • They are vine plants, so setting up a trellis may be beneficial depending on your garden.

    When to Harvest:

    • Harvest before they are fully mature, as cucumbers tend to get seedy once they’re at their largest.
    • They grow very fast, so be sure to check often to see if it’s time to harvest.
    • Make sure to cut them off the vine, as pulling them off can damage or break the vine, preventing further production.

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