In a world of new-fangled hybrid greenhouse cucumbers, there are still a few old open-pollinated workhorses that can hold their own. Telegraph Cucumber is an heirloom English cucumber that produces straight 12-16” cucumbers with excellent flavor, crisp texture, thin skin and parallel grooves that run the length of the fruit. 8’ plants require trellising and grow best indoors, but will produce fruit outdoors too. The relative lack of seeds make Telegraph a (burpless) delight to eat, but means we only have a very limited supply of seeds.
Days to Maturity: 60
Latin name: Cucumis sativus
Life Cycle for seed saving: Annual
Direct seed Telegraph Cucumber after last frost or start indoors 3 weeks before transplant. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 75-85°. Seeding depth: ½”. Plant spacing: 12-24”. Row Spacing: 5-6 ft.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!