Ukrainian Slicing Cucumber
No bitterness, even after a heatwave.
After WWII, many Ukrainians emigrated to the Hudson Valley and Catskills region, where they soon built churches, summer resorts, and other spaces to share and preserve Ukrainian traditions. A former Ukrainian campground was where our seed company first started growing seed! Thanks to Ukrainian seed savers, this heat-resistant and never-bitter cucumber is still thriving, and a part of the history of this region is still alive. This is a straight, green slicing cucumber with slight ribbing and pale green speckles, which provides nice yields of uniform, 8" fruits.
10% of Ukrainian Slicing Cucumber Art Pack sales will be donated to the Ukrainian National Women's League of America.
Start indoors 3 weeks before last frost and transplant to indicated spacing after threat of frost has passed; or direct sow seeds spaced 4 inches apart as soon after last frost, then thin to indicated spacing once seedlings put on their first true leaves. Plant in moderately fertile soil and water regularly. Can be trellised if space is tight or allowed to grow on the ground. Harvest when cukes are green and white and skin begins to turn smooth, but before they are shiny and yellow. Fruits are tender, sweet, and tasty fresh-slicing cukes at up to 8". Sow again in early summer for fall harvest.