Demeter Cucumber Seeds - Persika
A good yielding, mixed flowering salad cucumber with green smooth skinned fruits. Suited to both outdoor and greenhouse cultivation. Fruits can grow to a medium size but are best harvested as a mini cucumber.
Info & Care
Sowing: Sow at the end of April in pots in a heated greenhouse or on a windowsill. Outdoor sowing is only possible when the soil has warmed sufficiently. The seedlings can be moved to an unheated greenhouse, or outdoors, once all risk of frost has passed. Water regularly, feed plants in containers every 10-14 days, and provide support.
Growing instructions: Plant outside in May after the last frost. Planting distance 100 x 40 cm. Remove the tip of the plant once it reaches the top of the support. Shorten side shoots to two leaves beyond any developing fruit, or to 60cm if they have no fruit. If left to trail outdoors shorten the main shoot, and side shoots with no fruit, after seven leaves. By removing or shortening the main shoot, side shoots are encouraged which produce more fruit.