Has your garden ever been overrun by cucumber plants? 'Spacemaster 80' is the solution! Its 2'–3' vines make it the ideal choice for small growing areas including containers. It produces large numbers of flavorful, full-sized slicing cucumbers, perfect for snacking, salads, and sandwiches, and even for pickling when harvested small. Disease resistant.
• Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus
• Days to Maturity: 62 days
• Family: Cucurbitaceae
• Native: Southern Asia
• Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
• Plant Dimensions: 2'–3' vines
• Variety Information: 7"–8" long, dark green, smooth cucumbers. 'Spacemaster 80' plants are resistant to cucumber mosaic virus, downy mildew, powdery mildew, and scab.
• Type: Monoecious, slicing cucumber
• Attributes: Disease Resistant, Good for Containers, 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 your average last frost date. 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"
• Row Spacing: 36"
• 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".