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CUCUMBER Beit Alpha

Cucumis sativus

Stock: Available

$3.50

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Characteristics: Annual creeping vine

Seed per packet: Approx 15

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Developed in Israel Beit Alpha produces an abundance of 20-30 cm (10-12”) long cucumbers that have a skin so thin that it does not require peeling.

It grows equally well on the ground or on a trellis. Ideal cucumber for cooking and pickling and slicing raw. They have a blocky shape, good flavour with mild taste.

Adaptable to most good garden soils that is well-drained in a sunny position; provide adequate food and water.

Tropical: Spring & Autumn
Temperate: Spring & Summer.
Cool climate: Late Spring & Summer

Sow: 1cm deep
Best sown direct in a sunny well drained position 3-4 seeds in a mound. Thin to the strongest two plants in each mound.
Plant space: 30cm
Row Space: 100 cm
Germination: 6-10 days
Maturity: 6-8 weeks

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