Introduced in Ithaca, New York’s, Cornell University, by Henry Munger, and is one of the most popular with home gardeners. This cucumber is heavy producer with a range of fantastic attributes, a dark green, long, slender, smooth skinned slicing cucumber, that grows 6-9″ long on shorter vines then typical of a cucumber. Plants will grow to 4-5′ tall on large baskets or a trellis and produce heavily so decent support is needed. These almost sweet, very rarely bitter cucumbers are heat tolerant, and produce all season till frost, if harvested continually. Resistant to Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Powdery Mildew, Downy Mildew and Scab.
Sow seeds indoors 1/2″ deep, 3-4 weeks before last frost in pots big enough to not disturb roots when transplanting in 3-4 weeks as cucurbits don’t like their roots disturbed at all. Or sow seeds directly outdoors, when all chance of frost has past by a week and soil temperatures have reached at least 10 degrees Celsius. Space plants 2-3′ apart and support with trellis or strong taller cages. Benefits from organically rich soil amended with compost/manure.