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Cucumber 'Ashley'

Cucumis sativus 'Ashley'

Also known as

Cucumber, Komkommer (Afr.)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

1m

30cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Cucumber 'Ashley' Overview

Cucumbers are quick growing vines that can be trained up a structure or even with a single rope. The Ashley variety is a cucumber that does well in humid conditions as it is not as sensitive to downy mildew as other cucumber varieties. It produces fruits that are about 30 cm in length. Fruits are crunchy and considered ideal for slicing. Fruits also have cosmetic uses. Cucumber 'Ashley' is a slicing, monoecious type that should be ready to harvest after 66 days.

Common problems with Cucumber 'Ashley'

Resistant to downy mildew

    Cucumber 'Ashley' Companion Plants

    Sweetcorn, beans, radish, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, nasturtium, marigolds, dill

    How to harvest Cucumber 'Ashley'

    Cucumbers can be picked within 10 - 14 weeks of sowing. Harvest regularly by removing fruit with a sharp knife or secateurs.

    How to propagate Cucumber 'Ashley'

    Seed

    Sow seed during Spring and Summer in trays or directly in well-drained soil rich in compost and manure for quick consistent growth. Sow 1.2 cm deep and 30 cm apart. Germination time about 7 - 10 days.

    Special features of Cucumber 'Ashley'

    Pot plant

    Can be sown directly into seed bed or in a well-drained pot.

    Crop rotation

    Light feeder

    Other uses of Cucumber 'Ashley'

    Culinary, cosmetic

    Edible

    Fruits are crisp and ideal for slicing.