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Cucumber 'Tasty Green'

Cucumis sativus (Burpless Group) 'Tasty Green'

Photo by Bexley-Butterfly-House (All rights reserved)

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

2m

30cm

Min

60cm

3 months to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Cucumber 'Tasty Green' Overview

Cucumber 'Tasty Green' is a monoecious Burpless cultivar perfect for slicing and should be ready for harvesting after 55 days. It produces very long deep green fruit that can get to 24cm in length.

Common problems with Cucumber 'Tasty Green'

Leaves may wilt in the heat of the day if the roots can not access water as fast as the plant is taking it up. If they are still wilted in the am the soil is too dry and needs additional watering ASAP. Inconsistent watering can cause the fruit to become odd shaped and bitter tasting.

How to harvest Cucumber 'Tasty Green'

Pick cucumbers when they are green, firm, slightly crispy and roughly 25cm (10") long. Slicing cucumbers will keep in a fridge for seven to ten days. Wrap in plastic or place inside a zipper bag to help keep them crisp.

How to propagate Cucumber 'Tasty Green'

Seed

Sow seeds roughly 6 weeks (Mid Feb to March) before transplanting by placing the seeds on their sides, approximately 1cm deep in individual pots or module trays. Keep undercover and maintain heat at 21C (70F) Germination should occur within 7-10 days Seeds can be sown in a cold greenhouse from late April onwards.

Special features of Cucumber 'Tasty Green'

Attractive flowers

Cucumbers produce separate female and male yellow flowers. The male flowers will appear first on long thin stems, Female flowers are smaller with the start of a cucumber shaped fruit at the base of the flower.

Crop rotation

Heavy Feeder

Indoor plant

Can be grown both indoors and outdoors. Tomato and Cucumbers require different levels of humidity and may not produce the best yields if grown in the same location.

Other uses of Cucumber 'Tasty Green'

Culinary