Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Best Cucumbers

It is well worth your money to buy the best cucumbers varieties you can find. I will pay 5 times the price for a standard variety to get excellent yield and disease resistance. You won''t find the best varieties in the local green houses because the make more money if they use cheap seed.

I planted cucumbers tonight. Just starting with one row about 500 feet long. I'll plant another in about a month. We space the plants about 6 inches apart.

One of the varieties I like for Southern Minnesota is...

General Lee. The fruit is about 1.5 inches in diameter and 7 inches long. We pick some about 6 inches long and sell them by the bucket for pickling. It has pretty good disease resistance and you can get 3-4 more harvests than other varieties. That is a big deal.

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