Organic Shintokiwa Cucumber Seeds
Grown and harvested in Ontario, organic Shintokiwa Cucumber seeds have 62 days to maturity. A highly productive variety, originally from Japan, with long, slender, smooth skinned 24-30 cm cucumber. Fruit is crisp and flavourful with no bitterness. Trellis the plants for buckets of really straight fruit or let them sprawl on the ground for what you might call artistic-shaped fruit. Harvest when slender for the best flavor and texture.
Sow cucumber seeds indoors 1.5 cm deep 4-5 weeks before frost free date and keep warm (above 21 Celsius) Do not disturb roots when transplanting outdoors. Can also be direct seeded outdoors once the soil has warmed to 21 degrees Celsius. Space plants 20 cm apart in rows 1.5 m apart. If cucumber beetles are a problem, cover the young plants with floating row covers until they start to flower then remove cloth so pollination can occur. Harvest frequently once plants begin to bear to ensure a steady supply of crisp cucumbers.