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Straight Eight Slicing Cucumber

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Tip-top slicing cuke is perfectly straight! Dark green, 8-in. fruits—a uniform 2 1/2 in. across—have a small seed cavity and crisp, fine-grained flesh. 65 DAYS.



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  • Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus 'Straight Eight'; Family: Cucurbitaceae (Cucumber Family)
  • Height: 4 - 6 inches.
  • Spacing: 12 - 18 inches between plants; 4 - 5 feet between hills; 4 - 5 feet between rows.
  • Depth: 1 inch.
  • Spread: Vine.
  • Light Required: Full sun.
  • Yield: 120 pounds per 100 foot row.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Blooms: Summer until first frost.
  • Fruit: Straight, block-like, smooth fruits. Dark green skin with a white flesh. 8 inches long x 2.5 inches in diameter.
  • Days To Maturity: 65 days.
  • Zone: 3 - 9 annual.
  • Germination: 8 - 10 days.
  • Form: Vine, annual.
  • Flower Form: Small yellow flowers.
  • Soil Requirements: Fertile, well-drained, sandy loam soil. soil; pH 7.0-7.8.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate to fast growth rate.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 100 seeds per packet.; 1/4 oz. is approximately 250 seeds; 1 oz. is approximately 1,000 seeds and 1/4 lb. is approximately 4,000 seeds.
  • Comments: Very vigorous. Small seed cavity. A very heavy yielder. An All-America Selections winner in 1935. Free from stippling. Sweet and mild.

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