In a world of new-fangled hybrid greenhouse cucumbers, there are still a few old open-pollinated workhorses that can hold their own. This heirloom English cucumber 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: Annual
Direct seed or transplant outdoors 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.