Cucumber, Heritage Cucumber Seeds (Straight 8)

Available in store only. Please contact your local Mackey's for price and availability.

  • Delivery Available with Online Checkout
  • Not Available In-store at Colchester Mackey's
  • Not Available In-store at Willimantic Mackey's
  • Not Available In-store at Woodstock Mackey's

An All-America Selections Gold Medal winner in 1935, Straight 8 is still quite popular today as it is early and highly productive.

  • Vigorous vines produce an abundance of 8 inch x 2 inch long, uniform, dark green smooth, slightly striped fruit with white spines.
  • Resistant to mosaic.

SPECIFICS: (see below for complete sowing information)

  • SEED DEPTH: 1/2 inch
  • SEED SPACING: 4-6 seeds in rows 4-6 feet apart
  • EMERGES: 8-12 days
  • MATURES: 63 days

SOWING:

  • Plant seed outdoors in late spring when ground is warm and danger of frost is past.
  • Plant in rows 15 inches apart spacing seed 1/2 inch apart in the row.
  • Traditionally planted in hill, a small circular group of 4-6 seeds.
  • Can be planted in rows 4-6 feet apart.
  • Cover seed with 1/2 inch of fine soil, well pressed down.
  • Keep moist until seeds sprout.
  • Can be planted until mid-July.

    GERMINATION:

    • Germinated in 8-12 days depending on soil and weather conditions.

    THINNING:

    • When plants are 2-3 inches high, thin hills to 3 or 4 strongest plants.

    NOTES:

    • In generations past, vegetables were chosen for their exceptional flavor.
    • Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce those varieties to the home gardener.

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