Armenian Cucumber Seeds

Heirloom

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Want to try something new in your garden? This is it! Armenian cucumber with handsome, light green, thin skin is burpless, nearly seedless, and more tolerant of heat than most cucumbers. Sometimes called serpent cucumber or yard long, it is technically a variety of melon! A long production period means harvesting right into fall.
$1.89 2 grams

Botanical Name: Cucumis melo var. flexuosus

Days to Maturity: 65 days

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Native: Southern Asia

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 8' vines

Variety Information: 18"–36" long, 1"–4" wide, light green skin with paler green, longitudinal furrows; most flavorful and tender when picked between 12" and 18" long.

Type: Monoecious

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F, ideally 70°–90°F.

When to Start Inside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Cucumbers are sensitive to root disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ½"

Seed Spacing: A group of 2 seeds every 12"

Thinning: When 3 leaves, thin to 1 plant every 12"

Harvesting: Pick, and pick some more! Overly mature cucumbers on the vine will slow production of new cucumbers. Cut the stem rather than pulling at the fruit, as stems are fragile. To increase the quality and storage time, once picked, immediately immerse in cold water to disperse "field heat".

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Armenian Cucumber Seeds Reviews

2 reviews
Great burpless cuke
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Between the thin skin which eliminates the need for peeling and the burp-less quality this is a great cuke for salads. I especially like it sliced and salted then pickled in vinegar with a sliced red onion but it is also great in sour cream or just on top of a green salad. It has performed well in our garden, early and yet lasts in the summer heat.
William Knoche

Best Cucumber for Desert Heat
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I bought a pack of these because it said they could tolerate the heat. In Phoenix, that is a must, so I gave them a try. These cucumbers defied even my wildest expectations. They grew fast, set tons of fruit, and held their own up to 115 degrees! I had 4 plants in 4x8 raised bed, and it couldn't contain all them. They climbed the 6 foot trellis that I made for them, and proceeded to spill out across the yard, setting more and more fruit. Sometimes there were so many leaves that I couldn't see a fruit growing under them until it had grown to absurd sizes, the largest of which clocked in at 26 inches long and almost 4" in diameter. I keep flowering basil nearby to attract bees, so I didn't have any problem having the flowers pollinated. At any point, there were many baby cucumbers growing which go from tiny and thumb sized to foot long and ready to pick within days. My only complaint is HOW fast they grow; so many times I'd have my eye on one, forget about it over the weekend, and come back and it's volume has increased considerably. This doesn't change the taste, but the wider they are, the larger the (admittedly soft) seeds get. But by that point there were several others ready to pick, so its hard to complain. The plants downfall came when temperatures hit over 120 this year, and several older cucumbers split and leaked from the stress after watering on a hot day. I removed the plant as it had done its job, and tilled over the area for the fall. Much to my surprise, in early September when I mixed manure in for the fall crop, seedlings from the cucumber that split in the summer began to emerge! This new crop again took off quickly and set fruit just as fast. Sadly, our nighttime temperatures are now down to the 50s, and the plant, while not dying, has stopped setting as many fruit, and the ones that do set are stunted or not growing. So for our friends in cooler states, sorry to say this may be ONLY a June/July plant for you, as it simply cant tolerate even the mildest of colds. For us hot state folk, do yourself a favor and buy these seeds! You, and your neighbors will thank you!
Ben Trowell

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