Ukrainian Slicing Cucumber
Certified Organic Seed
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 inch fruits.
10% of Ukrainian Slicing Cucumber Art Pack sales will be donated to the Ukrainian National Women's League of America.
|Art Pack (25 seeds)||$4.49||In Stock | Packed for 2023|
|25 Seeds||$3.49||In Stock | Packed for 2023|
|75 Seeds||$6.49||In Stock | Packed for 2023|
|1/2 Ounce||$11.49||In Stock | Packed for 2023|
Price as selected:
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.
|Days to Germination||3 to 7 days|
|Days to Maturity||60 days|
|Planting Depth||½ inch|
|Spacing in Row||24 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||36 inches|
|Height at Maturity||8 inches|
|Width at Maturity||48 inches|
|Sun Preference||Full Sun|
Kateryna Kryvolap is an artist originally from Ukraine who makes her home in Canada. In her paintings, she expands the boundaries of Petrykivka, a traditional Ukrainian decorative style said to have the magical power to protect from sorrow.