A crunchy and generally burpless Heirloom cucumber from Armenia
Armenian cucumbers have a sweet crunchy flesh, are generally burpless and never bitter. They are also called yard long cucumbers and are slender. They are great in salads and are fabulous for pickles. The Armenian cucumber plants are very prolific. The plant will need support to grow. Please note cucumbers love heat so they are better grown in a greenhouse.
Scientific Name: Cucumis melo var. flexuosus
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 23C
Germination time in days: 4-10 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 91 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: rich in organic matter, well drained, fertile
Sowing and cultivation: Sow seeds indoors 6 weeks before last frost if you will be growing them in a heated greenhouse. Sow cucumber seeds on their side, 1–2 cm deep, in small pots. Keep them at 21°C . Or Sow directly outside after the last chance of frost has passed and the soil temperature is at 21 C. Keep cucumber plants well watered to prevent bitterness.