Straight Eight Cucumber Seeds

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Grow Straight Eight Cucumber Seeds for a classic gardening experience. These organic, heirloom seeds produce consistently straight, 8-inch cucumbers with a rich flavor, perfect for slicing. Ideal for gardeners seeking a reliable and award-winning variety with a bountiful harvest.

(30 premium seeds in each packet.)

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Straight Eight Cucumber Seeds

Embark on a journey of reliable and abundant gardening with Straight Eight Cucumber Seeds, an heirloom variety introduced by Ferry Morse in 1935. Celebrated for their consistent performance, these seeds are a go-to choice for gardeners seeking guaranteed cucumber success.

Highlights:

  • Days to Maturity: Ready in 63 days.
  • Cucumber Characteristics: Known for producing perfectly straight, 8-inch long cucumbers.
  • Flavor and Texture: These cucumbers boast a dark green color and excellent flavor, with a small seed cavity and thick flesh.
  • Award-Winning Variety: Winner of the Gold Medal Award in the All American Trials of 1935.

Growing Guide:

  • Sowing: Plant in well-drained soil in a sunny location.
  • Harvesting: Expect a heavy yield of uniformly cylindrical cucumbers that retain their color and quality.

Historical Recognition:

  • Lauded by various seed catalogs through the years for its outstanding qualities, including its even, deep color, symmetrical shape, and superior flavor.

The Straight Eight Cucumber Seeds offer an opportunity to grow a time-tested variety that’s ideal for both home gardens and market growers. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a beginner, these seeds promise a fruitful and satisfying cucumber-growing experience.

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Straight Eight Cucumbers

  1. What type of cucumber is Straight 8? Straight 8, or Straight Eight, cucumbers are a popular slicing variety. They are known for their uniform 8-inch length, straight shape, and deep green color. This variety is often used for fresh eating, salads, and sandwiches due to its crisp texture and pleasant taste.
  2. How do you grow straight eight cucumbers from seed? To grow Straight Eight cucumbers from seed, plant the seeds in warm, well-draining soil in a sunny location, ideally after the risk of frost has passed. Sow the seeds about 1 inch deep, with a spacing of about 36-48 inches between plants. Provide regular watering and ensure the soil remains moist but not waterlogged. Straight Eight cucumbers can benefit from a trellis for support, which also helps in producing straighter fruits and eases harvesting.
  3. Do straight eight cucumbers need a trellis? While Straight Eight cucumbers can grow without a trellis, using one is beneficial. A trellis helps support their vining growth habit, keeps the cucumbers off the ground (reducing the risk of disease and pests), and can result in straighter fruits. It also makes harvesting easier.
  4. Are straight eight cucumbers self-pollinating? Like most cucumber varieties, Straight Eight cucumbers are not self-pollinating. They have separate male and female flowers on the same plant and typically require pollinators, such as bees, to transfer pollen from male to female flowers for fruit production. In the absence of sufficient pollinators, hand-pollination can be an effective method.
Weight .4 oz
Quantity

30 premium seeds in each packet.

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