Cucumber Slicer Sow Easy Seed Packet - Ferry-Morse
Our Slicer Cucumber seeds produce heavy, early crops of long slicing cucumbers that are resistant to Downey Mildew diseases.
This cucumber can be pickled for dills when the fruits are young. This variety was developed by Cornell University to be resistant to Downey Mildew.
Sow Easy seeds are pelleted with an all-natural coating made from a mix of clay, perlite, and FDA-approved food coloring. This coating adds some bulk to small seeds and stands out in the soil, making direct sowing and accurate spacing easier than ever. However, the coating does add a few days to the germination time when compared to uncoated seed.
- Flavor: Mildly sweet and refreshing.
- Preparation Ideas: Slice this cucumber variety to serve as an appetize or use to make delicious pickles when young.
- Plant Type: Vegetable
- Pelleted Seed Count: 100 Pelleted Seeds
- Grows Best In: Full Sun
- Days to Germination: 8-10 Days
- Days to Maturity: 68 Days
- Growth Type: Vining
- Planting Depth: .5"
- Seed Spacing: Sow Slicer Cucumber seeds roughly 4' apart.
- Disease Resistance: Angular leaf spot, anthracnose (1/2), downey mildew, powdery mildew, scab, cucumber mosaic
Instructions: In full sun, sow a few seeds over a hill 12 inches tall and 2 feet across with well-drained soil. For smaller gardens, plant alongside a fence or trellis. When plants are 2" tall, thin to 3 plants per hill. Plant at 3 week intervals up to midsummer for fresh cucumbers all season. Keep fruits picked.
Suggestions: Plant cucumber seeds only after all danger of frost is past and the ground is warm. They need lots of sunshine and water. Keep weeds to a minimum with a straw or leaf mulch.