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Cucumber 'Bush Champion'

Cucumis sativus 'Bush Champion'

Also known as

Crocodile Cucumber

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

2m

30cm

Min

60cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Cucumber 'Bush Champion' Overview

Cucumber 'Bush Champion' is a Burpless F1 hybrid cultivar, perfect for picking, slicing and eating straight away. This dwarf bush variety only gets to approx 60cm in height making it perfect to grow in containers and raised beds. Producing a high number of green skinned fruit with raised prickles, they are best picked at 20cm (8") long and regular picking will encourage more fruit. Sow seeds individually in small pots indoors from March onwards. Only plant young plants outside from May onwards, fruit should be ready to be harvested from July onwards. This cultivar has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Common problems with Cucumber 'Bush Champion'

Resistant or tolerant to most diseases that are associated with cucumbers.

How to harvest Cucumber 'Bush Champion'

Cucumbers can be picked within 10 - 14 weeks of sowing. Harvest regularly by removing fruit with a sharp knife or secateurs. 20-22 cm dark green cucumbers are ready for picking. This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by July

How to propagate Cucumber 'Bush Champion'

Seed

Propagate from seed sown in a low mound and thinned to 1 or 2 vigorous vines.

Special features of Cucumber 'Bush Champion'

Crop rotation

Heavy Feeder

Other uses of Cucumber 'Bush Champion'

Culinary, climbing, greenhouse.