Cucumis sativus var. sativus
The English cucumber is longer (up to 18″) and thinner than traditional cucumbers, with very small, soft seeds. ‘Telegraph Improved’ was developed in the 1800s for growing in greenhouses, but is now a favorite of home gardeners for the long, thin-skinned, burpless fruits that add a cool, mild flavor and a snappy crunch to salads and sandwiches. Cucumbers develop best when grown on a trellis and get regular moisture while fruits are forming. Vines grow up to 8′ long. Botanical Interest’s® Telegraph Improved Cucumber Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet sows up to 8 feet of trellised cucumbers.
60 days to maturity.
Outdoors: Sow 1-2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F, ideally 70°–90°F.
Indoors: Sow 2-4 weeks before your average last frost date. Cucumbers are sensitive to root disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.