Richmond Green Apple

Cucumis sativus

HEIRLOOM This Australian heirloom has been making a few cameo appearances in North America lately. Bright green, oval shaped fruits are the perfect size for out of hand eating when you're craving a juicy, crunchy, and mild-flavored snack. Garden friendly plants are fairly compact in growth habit.

These crisp juicy fruits seem to sit around lazily on the ground, just waiting to plucked because nothing quenches the thirst on a hot day in late July quite like a cucumber. While most people are familiar with the common dark green slicer cukes, they actually come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and even colors. Any cucumber can be pickled, but some varieties are bred for uniformity and girth and are specifically labeled for pickling. Slicers, which are mostly eaten fresh, are thinner and longer with some that can even grow up to two feet if given the opportunity. Nutrients: vitamins A, C, K, B6, folate, thiamin, potassium, magnesium.
SizePrice QtyPurchase
1 grams - Packet $ 2.95
Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
1000 1/2 oz 120 lbs 70
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
After Last Frost 60-90°F Full Sun Frost Sensitive
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Transplant or Direct Seed 1/2" 2" 35
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
6-8" 4-13 Annual 5-7 years
Direct seed or transplant cucumbers into warm, fertile soil after danger of frost has passed. Grow in full sun. Succession plant for continuous harvest. Longer vines can be trellised to save space in smaller gardens. Plant Seeds: 1/2"deep with 2" between seed in rows 3-4' apart. Soil Temp: 60-90 F. Days to Sprout: 4-13. Thin To/Mature Plant Spacing: 6". Companions: bush beans, brassicas, eggplant, nasturtium, sunflower and onions. Seeds/Oz: 1000. Seed Wt./100' Row: 1/2oz. Yield/100' row: 120lbs. Days to Harvest: 55-65. Seed Viability: 5-7 years.

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