Cucumber - Straight Eight / Straight 8 - Heirloom Seeds
The Straight 8 Cucumber is an open pollinated variety that is excellent for slicing and pickling. Released in 1935, Straight 8 was an All American Selection Winner. Enjoy high yields of flavorful, 8" fruits. These are prolific producers of dark green cucumbers with white spines and produce a small seed cavity.
Name: Straight 8 Cucumber / Straight Eight Cucumber
Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus
Other Common Names: Straight Eight
Size: 8" long
Days to Maturity: 63 Days
Sun / Shade: Sun
Hardiness Zones: All Zones
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS: Direct sow seeds in well-drained soil in a sunny location after the threat of the last frost has passed. Plant 1" deep, either in rows (2" apart in rows 5-6' feet apart) or in hills (3-6 seeds per hill, hills spaced 3-5' feet apart). Starting seeds indoors is not recommend. These do best with direct sowing. Thin to 8-15" apart in rows or 2-3 plants per hill. Snip off plants when thinning to avoid disturbing the roots of nearby plants.
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