Cucumber Deka | Members Only Preservation Packet
GENUS: Cucumis SPECIES: sativa
Heritage Status: Overseas
Bio-Region of Origin: Hawkes Bay
Number of Seeds: 10
Description: An old Russian pickling cucumber. They are the traditional outdoor green type and make excellent gherkins and pickles, (including lactic pickles which is how they were traditionally pickled). They are also good for eating as cucumbers when larger. A really hardy, thick green skinned variety and a heavy cropper.
Planting Instructions: Sow seed into tray after danger of frost. Prick out at 6cm diagonal spacings when first leaves appear. Transplant into garden at 50cm diagonal spacings once soil temp reaches 15-16 degrees C.