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Straight 8 Cucumber (seeds)
  • Straight 8 Cucumber (seeds)

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    The Straight Eight cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a classic heirloom variety known for its excellent flavor and versatility. Let’s dive into the details of growing and caring for this delightful cucumber:



    Variety: Straight Eight

    Description: Dark green, straight cucumber with smooth skin and rounded blunt ends.

    Size: Fruits typically reach 8 inches in length.

    Taste: Sweet and mild flavor.

    Adaptation: Widely adapted and suitable for home gardens.


    Growing Tips

    Ease of Growing: Easy

    Days to Maturity: Approximately 52-58 days from planting (spring/summer).

    Growing Habit: Vine (requires trellising or support).

    Hardiness: Tender (best grown as an annual).


    Outdoor Growing Conditions

    Temperature: Thrives in warm to hot conditions (60°F - 90°F).

    Soil Temperature: Start when outdoor soil reaches 60°F.

    Light: Requires at least 6 hours of sunlight daily.

    Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist.

    Feeding: Heavy feeder (provide nutrients).

    Space: Needs ample space; not suitable for small gardens.

    Containers: Can be grown in containers.

    Beneficial Insects: Attracts beneficial insects to your garden.



    Harvest when the cucumbers are firm, dark green, and approximately 8 inches long.

    Regular harvesting encourages continuous fruit production.



    Enjoy Straight Eight cucumbers fresh in salads, sandwiches, or as a refreshing snack.

    They’re also great for pickling if harvested at a smaller size.


    Remember, Straight Eight cucumbers are a reliable choice for home gardeners, and their crisp texture and bright flavor make them a favorite!

    • Seeds Per Pack

      Single Pack: approx  15

      Large Pack: approx 200

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