Silver Slicer Cucumber
Slender pale-white slicing cucumber.
Silver is one of the noble metals. And just like the metal, this cucumber withstands heat, time, and weather. Precious silver and this delicious slicing cucumber share other important traits as well. Both are resistant: silver to corrosion and oxidation from moist air, and the cucumber to powdery mildews also caused by humid conditions. Let this silver-skinned cuke illuminate your garden, brighten your salads, and remind you to reflect on the joys of growing your own food.
Great slicer with a creamy-white thin skin and long, straight, uniform 6-8" fruits. This cucumber has a superb juicy, sweet, and mild taste and good crunch, and has been winning tasters over since its introduction.
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Start indoors 3 weeks before last frost and transplant to indicated spacing after threat of frost has passed. Or, direct sow seeds spaced 4" apart after last frost, then thin to indicated spacing once seedlings put on their first true leaves. Plant in moderately fertile soil and water regularly. Cucumbers can be trellised or allowed to grow on the ground. Harvest when fruits are green and white and the skin begins to smoothen, but before they become shiny and yellow.
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Artwork by Ann-Marie Gillett. This mirror-patterned collage is a reflection of the breeding process it took to create this open-pollinated beauty. Marketmore and Boothby's can be seen at the edges, exchanging pollen to create Silver Slicer.