Tender, thin skin, burpless, and non-bitter—what else could you want in a cucumber? Japanese cucumbers are known for their slender, long shape, with thin, sweet skin, and very few, tiny seeds. Highly productive plant, grow on a trellis to save space while growing straighter fruit . Sure to become your new favorite.
• Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus (hybrid)
• Days to Maturity: 60 days
• Family: Cucurbitaceae
• Native: Southern Asia
• Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
• Plant Dimensions: 6'–7' vines
• Variety Information: 'Tasty Green' has resistance to powdery mildew and tolerance of downy mildew. Best picked before or at 9" in length.
• Type: Monoecious
• When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F, ideally 70°–90°F.
• When to Start Inside: 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Cucumbers are sensitive to root disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots.
• Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
• Seed Depth: ½"
• Seed Spacing: A group of 2 seeds every 12"
• Thinning: When 3 leaves, thin to 1 plant every 12"
• Harvesting: Pick, and pick some more! Overly mature cucumbers on the vine will slow production of new cucumbers. Cut the stem rather than pulling at the fruit, as stems are fragile. To increase the quality and storage time, once picked, immediately immerse in cold water to disperse "field heat".