Cucumis sativus 'Ashley'
Also known as
Cucumber, Komkommer (Afr.)
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'
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'
Can be sown directly into seed bed or in a well-drained pot.
Other uses of Cucumber 'Ashley'
Fruits are crisp and ideal for slicing.