Friends! What an extraordinary cucumber!
Organic Shintokiwa Cucumber’s smooth-skinned fruit, long & slender, has an impressively small seed cavity & a sweet flavor we’ve never tasted in another cucumber. She’s outrageously crunchy with plenty of juice, resisting becoming bitter even as she lengthens past 12 inches. Wow! We’ve found between 6 and 8 inches long to be the magic length of optimum sweetness. If you’d love Shintokiwa straight, train her up a trellis; if you love to let cucumbers spiral as we do, along the ground you’ll be delighted.
It’s true, we loved ‘Suyo Long’ for many years and now love to sow Organic Shintokiwa Cucumber for her incredible flavor and productivity as well as resistance to Bacterial Wilt.
|20 Seeds||$4.45||In stock|
|40 Seeds||$7.55||In stock|
|80 Seeds||$14.25||In stock|
Planting Method: Direct Seed Recommended
To Direct Seed: Sow after last frost, 2 seeds every 3 feet (thinning to 1).
For Transplanting: Sow indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost in peat pots (plant entire pot) or soil blocks to minimally disturb roots when transplanted
Seed Depth: 1/2 inch Days to Germination: 10 at 70°F (21°C); 3 at 80°F (26°C)
Sun Needs: Full
Spacing (after thinning/transplanting): 3 feet; 30-36 inches between rows
Trellis for easier harvest, straighter fruits & less disease pressure.
Days to Harvest: 75 Height: 5-foot+ vines
Harvest: We’ve found between 6 and 8 inches long to be the magic length of optimum sweetness.