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Characteristics: Annual creeping vine
Seed per packet: 10
A white-skinned cucumber with black spikes 8-15cm long. The skin turns a pale yellow when mature, growing darker the longer the cucumber is left on the vine.
The flesh within is very pale with a greenish centre full of translucent seeds. Salt and Pepper cucumbers have a crisp texture with a flavour.
Salt and Pepper cucumbers can be eaten fresh or pickled with herbs or spices.
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