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Vegetable Planting Calendar

Cucumber

  • Approximate planting per person per year, fresh, 2 to 3 hills
  • Approximate planting per person per year, process, 3 to 5 hills
  • 0.25 ounce of seeds for 100 feet of row
  • Minimum row space if hand cultivated, 36 inches
  • Minimum row space if using field implements, 48 inches
  • 48 inches between plants in row
  • Plant 0.5 inch deep
  • 65 to 70 days from planting to eating stage
  • 0 international units of vitamin A per 100 gram sample
  • 8 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 gram sample
  • Cucumber questions and answers
  • Recommended slicing varieties
    • Dasher II
      Early, dark green; concentrated set
    • Marketmore 76
      Dark green
    • Superset
      Early, dark green
    • Sweet Slice
      Sweet, burpless
    • Sweet Success
      Grows seedless without pollination
    • General Lee
      Mid-season
    • Revenue
      Mid-season
    • Poinsett 76
      Mid-season
    • Lightning
      Very early
    • Speedway
      Very early
    • Thunder
      Very early
  • Recommended pickle varieties
    • Calypso
    • Carolina
      Early to mid-season
    • Francipak M
      Mid-season
    • Green Spear 14
      Early to mid-season
    • Homemade Pickle
      Mid-season
  • Recommended bush type varieties
    • Bush Pickle
      Concentrated set
    • Little Leaf (H to 19)
      Compact vine
    • Salad Bush
      Slicer

Growing zones in Missouri
 

  • Recommended planting dates
    • South Missouri
      April 25 to May 30
    • Central Missouri
      May 5 to 30
    • North Missouri
      May 10 to 30

G6201, revised April 2000

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