Organic cucumber

Cucumber 'Picolino'

Organic cucumber - Cucumber  'Picolino'

Common Name: Organic cucumber
Genus: Cucumber
Cultivar: 'Picolino'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables

Height: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Spread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

  • Position: full sun sheltered and warm
  • Soil: moist and fertile with lots of added organic matter
  • Rate of growth: fast
  • Hardiness: tender

    Mini cucumbers are ideal for salads and sandwiches and because of their size there is very little waste. This variety will produce a big crop of 12cm long fruits throughout the summer. They have a crisp and juicy flesh which is covered in a thin skin. It has a good resistance to powdery and downy mildew.

  • Growing Instructions:

    Sow the seed from early spring 20mm deep in 7cm pots or seed trays using multi-purpose compost and place in a propagator at 20-25C until germination which usually takes up to 7 days. Transplant to individual 13cm pots and finally to larger pots or allow two plants per growbag and maintain a minimum temperature of 15C. Support the plants with stout canes or netting as they grow. This is an all female variety so each flower should produce a fruit. Occasionally a male flower may appear (it will not have an embryo fruit adjoining the flower) which must be removed to avoid pollination and bitter fruits. You will be able to start harvesting the crop from June and if you remove the mature fruits regularly you can carry on until October.

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