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CUCUMBER Salt and Pepper

Cucumis sativus

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Family: Cucurbitaceae

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

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