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Straight Eight Cucumber Seeds

Cucumis sativus

5.00 (7 reviews)
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Cucumbers do not take well to transplanting, so either start them early in peat pots or plant them directly. Start Straight Eight cucumber seeds indoors about 2 weeks before frost, placing 3-4 seeds 1/2" deep in the pot. Keep the air temperature at least 80 degrees F. When two or three leaves appear on each plant, cut off all but the strongest plant with a scissors. Before planting them, "harden" the seedlings by setting them outside during the day. They should be planted no sooner than a week after the last spring frost, when the air temperatures consistently average 65-75 degrees F. For planting them in a hill, place three seedlings or 7-8 seeds in each hill; space hills 4-5' apart. If rows are preferrable, plant seedlings 1' apart or place 5 seeds within 1' and later thin them. Cucumbers love heat and cannot endure even a light frost; if cold temperatures threaten, cover the seedlings. Since cucumbers love to climb, providing a trellis will save space in your garden and produce straighter cucumbers that are easier to pick; however, the vines will simply spread out over the ground if no trellis is provided. Some gardeners plant their cucumbers with corn, since the two plants benefit each other and the cucumbers will climb the corn. Planting several radishes with cucumbers seems to repel damaging cucumber beetles; however, cucumbers do not like being planted near potatoes or aromatic herbs.

Growing: Straight Eight cucumbers tend to be very disease resistant. Moisture is the key to growing excellent cucumbers; keep the soil consistently moist. When the vines have developed, apply mulch or straw to conserve moisture and control weeds. Watch out for cucumber beetles, and remove them immediately to prevent damage.

Harvesting: These straight, dark green cucumbers work very well for slicing. For best taste, harvest them as soon as they reach a length of 8". If picked consistently all season, the yield will be very high. When the blossom end of the cucumber begins to turn yellow, this indicates that the cucumber has passed its prime. Cucumbers store very well in the refrigerator.

Seed Saving: Cucumbers usually produce both male and female flowers in the same plant, and will cross with other varieties of cucumber; be sure to separate the varieties to prevent cross pollination. Allow the cucumbers to mature past the eating stage - the cucumber will be very soft and the skin will turn either white, brown, yellow, green, or orange, depending on the variety. This may take up to five weeks. Remove the cucumbers from the vine and allow them to cure in a dry, cool place for another two weeks. Cut open the cucumbers and scoop out the seeds into a bowl; add an equal amount of water, and keep in a 90 degree location away from sunlight for 24-36 hours. The mixture will be fermenting, and mold may form; stir it twice a day. At the end of the fermentation process, add more water while stirring - the hollow Straight Eight cucumber seeds and debris will float to the top, and the good seeds will sink. Remove the water and debris, and spread out the good seeds on a flat surface to dry for about two weeks. Store Straight Eight cucumber seeds in a cool, dry place for up to 8 years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Cucumis sativus

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 1,000

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 12 Inches

Color: Green

Straight Eight Cucumber Seeds 5.0
Review By Meaghan

Perfect

Everything is perfect. The seeds and packaging are both nice. Excited to plant.

Straight Eight Cucumber Seeds 5.0
Review By Mark Jacobs

rapid service

cant give a review on the seeds i bought it for someone and shipped them out the country
but the service was rapid. received them days after ordering
thanks. will be doing some more ordering and planting myself

Straight Eight Cucumber Seeds 5.0
Review By Miranda Taylor

Wonderful Seeds

The seeds are sprouting and are true to the packaging. I also love the nice easy to close and keep closed packaging.

Straight Eight Cucumber Seeds 5.0
Review By Janice Holen

cucumbers

Pretty much the same review as with the sweet corn. Very satisfied. I am not sure if the cucumbers are up yet in the garden. I think I planted onions in the same spot that I planted the cucumbers; but I think it will all work out. this is my favorite cucumber seed. they do very well. Very satisfied with ordering from you. Janice Holen

Straight Eight Cucumber Seeds 5.0
Review By Shirley Penzien

Very satisfied

I hope this product is as good as the services

Straight Eight Cucumber Seeds 5.0
Review By Peggy in Dallas

Straight Eight Cucumber Seeds XL

These were started inside on a work table in the sunroom on the northeast side of the house in a Jiffy Pellet tray. Expecting a few days, I was amazed at how rapidly they germinated; they sprouted overnight and within 2 to 3 days they were pushing up the tray cover. Every planted seed germinated. I have already planted them in a "Patio Picker" above-ground garden, and they are standing about 6 inches tall and have begun to put on additional leaves (beyond the original two). Wow!
This was my first time ordering from Everwilde Farms, Inc. I was initially a little hesitant, but it turned out to be an excellent decision and I will order from them again. The order was filled quickly and I received it within a week. It was very well packaged. The seed packets were all intact. The information on each packet was clear and very useful -- more info than I've ever seen on a seed packet before.
Overall I'm giving this purchase 5 out of 5 stars. I am a very satisfied customer.

Straight Eight Cucumber Seeds 5.0
Review By Ratchaanon

Super fast growing

Planted seeds about 4 days ago and we already have 3" of growth! I have never had growth this fast from the seeds at Lowe's and HD.

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~100 Seeds) $2.98 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $5.96 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $9.60 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $21.60 -+
5 Lb Mylar (2.27kg) $97.20 -+
10 Lb Bulk Bag (4.54kg) $172.80 -+
25 Lb Bulk Bag (11.3kg) $410.40 -+
50 Lb Bulk Bag (22.7kg) $777.60 -+
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As its name implies, this variety is straight and is at its best when it is 8" long. This great, dependable home garden variety can be used for pickling when small or for slicing when larger. The vigorous vines are resistant to mosaic virus. It has average water needs and takes bout 60 days to reach maturity.
Historians generally agree that the first cucumbers grew in India's Himalyan Mountains over 3,000 years ago. From this region they expanded into Greece and Rome; the Romans most likely spread this vegetable to the rest of Europe. The cucumber was widely grown by native Americans through the influence of the Spanish and other explorers. Cucumbers continue to be a vital part of traditional cuisine in Russia and many parts of Asia; the greatest variety of colors and shapes of this vegetable can still be found in its Asian birthplace. Straight Eight cucumbers in particular were developed because of the demand for straight cucumbers; they exceeded all expectations, and won the AAS Gold Medal Award in 1935.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Cucumbers do not take well to transplanting, so either start them early in peat pots or plant them directly. Start Straight Eight cucumber seeds indoors about 2 weeks before frost, placing 3-4 seeds 1/2" deep in the pot. Keep the air temperature at least 80 degrees F. When two or three leaves appear on each plant, cut off all but the strongest plant with a scissors. Before planting them, "harden" the seedlings by setting them outside during the day. They should be planted no sooner than a week after the last spring frost, when the air temperatures consistently average 65-75 degrees F. For planting them in a hill, place three seedlings or 7-8 seeds in each hill; space hills 4-5' apart. If rows are preferrable, plant seedlings 1' apart or place 5 seeds within 1' and later thin them. Cucumbers love heat and cannot endure even a light frost; if cold temperatures threaten, cover the seedlings. Since cucumbers love to climb, providing a trellis will save space in your garden and produce straighter cucumbers that are easier to pick; however, the vines will simply spread out over the ground if no trellis is provided. Some gardeners plant their cucumbers with corn, since the two plants benefit each other and the cucumbers will climb the corn. Planting several radishes with cucumbers seems to repel damaging cucumber beetles; however, cucumbers do not like being planted near potatoes or aromatic herbs.

Growing: Straight Eight cucumbers tend to be very disease resistant. Moisture is the key to growing excellent cucumbers; keep the soil consistently moist. When the vines have developed, apply mulch or straw to conserve moisture and control weeds. Watch out for cucumber beetles, and remove them immediately to prevent damage.

Harvesting: These straight, dark green cucumbers work very well for slicing. For best taste, harvest them as soon as they reach a length of 8". If picked consistently all season, the yield will be very high. When the blossom end of the cucumber begins to turn yellow, this indicates that the cucumber has passed its prime. Cucumbers store very well in the refrigerator.

Seed Saving: Cucumbers usually produce both male and female flowers in the same plant, and will cross with other varieties of cucumber; be sure to separate the varieties to prevent cross pollination. Allow the cucumbers to mature past the eating stage - the cucumber will be very soft and the skin will turn either white, brown, yellow, green, or orange, depending on the variety. This may take up to five weeks. Remove the cucumbers from the vine and allow them to cure in a dry, cool place for another two weeks. Cut open the cucumbers and scoop out the seeds into a bowl; add an equal amount of water, and keep in a 90 degree location away from sunlight for 24-36 hours. The mixture will be fermenting, and mold may form; stir it twice a day. At the end of the fermentation process, add more water while stirring - the hollow Straight Eight cucumber seeds and debris will float to the top, and the good seeds will sink. Remove the water and debris, and spread out the good seeds on a flat surface to dry for about two weeks. Store Straight Eight cucumber seeds in a cool, dry place for up to 8 years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Cucumis sativus

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 1,000

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 12 Inches

Color: Green

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 7 reviews
5.0

Review By Meaghan

Perfect

Everything is perfect. The seeds and packaging are both nice. Excited to plant.

5.0

Review By Mark Jacobs

rapid service

cant give a review on the seeds i bought it for someone and shipped them out the country
but the service was rapid. received them days after ordering
thanks. will be doing some more ordering and planting myself

5.0

Review By Miranda Taylor

Wonderful Seeds

The seeds are sprouting and are true to the packaging. I also love the nice easy to close and keep closed packaging.

5.0

Review By Janice Holen

cucumbers

Pretty much the same review as with the sweet corn. Very satisfied. I am not sure if the cucumbers are up yet in the garden. I think I planted onions in the same spot that I planted the cucumbers; but I think it will all work out. this is my favorite cucumber seed. they do very well. Very satisfied with ordering from you. Janice Holen

5.0

Review By Shirley Penzien

Very satisfied

I hope this product is as good as the services

5.0

Review By Peggy in Dallas

Straight Eight Cucumber Seeds XL

These were started inside on a work table in the sunroom on the northeast side of the house in a Jiffy Pellet tray. Expecting a few days, I was amazed at how rapidly they germinated; they sprouted overnight and within 2 to 3 days they were pushing up the tray cover. Every planted seed germinated. I have already planted them in a "Patio Picker" above-ground garden, and they are standing about 6 inches tall and have begun to put on additional leaves (beyond the original two). Wow!
This was my first time ordering from Everwilde Farms, Inc. I was initially a little hesitant, but it turned out to be an excellent decision and I will order from them again. The order was filled quickly and I received it within a week. It was very well packaged. The seed packets were all intact. The information on each packet was clear and very useful -- more info than I've ever seen on a seed packet before.
Overall I'm giving this purchase 5 out of 5 stars. I am a very satisfied customer.

5.0

Review By Ratchaanon

Super fast growing

Planted seeds about 4 days ago and we already have 3" of growth! I have never had growth this fast from the seeds at Lowe's and HD.