Telegraph Improved Cucumber Seeds

This packet sows up to 8 feet of trellised cucumbers.
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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.
$2.69 20 seeds

Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus var. sativus

Days to Maturity: 60 days

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Native: Southern Asia

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 8' vines

Variety Information: 10"–18" long, skinny, dark green fruits with sweet flesh. Vines can be up to 8' long.

Type: Parthenocarpic, slicing cucumber

Attributes: Burpless, Parthenocarpic

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"

Row Spacing: 36"

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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Telegraph Improved Cucumber Seeds Reviews

2 reviews
Best cucumber seeds ever!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Aug 15, 2019
These plants are pretty amazing, I have never seen so many flowers on a cucumber plant, at this time the cucumbers are just starting to form and I am very pleased on how easy these seeds were to grow and the results, friends and family will be happy too, since I know I will be sharing this harvest in the upcoming months.
Christine Fornek

Wrong Seeds
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jul 8, 2020
Well, my cucumbers are fruiting at about 70 days post-transplant and it's safe to say these aren't Telegraph variety as stated on the package -- I have a different English cuke growing elsewhere and the two look completely different. The seeds I received are for some kind of pickling variety. This actually works out because I was kicking myself for not planting pickling cukes this year so I guess I'll try whatever these are! They have nice big, vigorous vines (5' and climbing) that are only just starting to show disease pressure in our hot, humid climate. They have been putting out male flowers nonstop for a while now which I'm sure my pollinators appreciate! So five stars to whichever pickling cuke I have received, but you might want to double-check the telegraph packages :)
Owner Response: Thank you so much for making us aware of this issue. Our deepest apologies. A customer service agent will be with you shortly.

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