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50-55 days. This outstanding blonde slicing cucumber is the toast of the town and makes a great all-around addition to any garden. Best when 5-6 inches long, Martini has a sweet, bright flavor from baby size up to 9 inches. Its flesh has a great juicy crunch with very few small seeds. Its smooth, white skin makes the fruit easy to spot at harvest and earns lots of compliments at the table. Plants are staggeringly prolific when picked regularly. MO. PM.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
2023 Winner

My garden is west of Sea-Tac airport. As usual, I planted 4 varieties of cukes at the end of May but, as of August 20th, Martini is the only one that's producing well. Yellow color makes it easy to spot at the right size. (Dragon Suhyo Cross - which did best for me in 2022, Slice More, and Muncher are the others.)

Early & Adaptable

I'm in North Florida, and I started these plants pretty late in the spring growing season. They were the first cucumber variety to produce as well as the most prolific. They held up well even until this month, June, which is at the end of the growing season here, despite torrential rains. The pickleworms that like the lemon variety seem to leave this one alone. They look beautiful, and the taste is good and pretty standard. Very crunchy. I'd recommend it for anyone living in hot/humid areas.

Sarah K.
The Great White Cucumber!

Yes, this is my very favorite cucumber. I call it, "�THE GREAT WHITE."� Why? Because it is great in taste though 6"� in ideal size for peak flavor. It fared well in 2020's dry summer and slightly less well with 8"� of rain and many 90' days this July (double average rainfall) but still very productive.

Delicious and productive

I was pleasantly surprised by Martini! It produced loads of very light green cucumbers with a delicate, sweet taste. Martini swamped us and I was giving it away to anyone who would take them. Production slowed after 8 weeks, so I fertilized it heavily and it took off again. I will definitely be planting it again.

Soil Temp for Germ 65–90°F
Seed Depth ½"
Seed Spacing 4–6/hill
Days to Emergence 4–13
Thin Plants to 1–2/hill
Row Spacing 3–4'
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 25–30
Seed Life 3 years

Cucumis sativus A favorite in cuisine worldwide, cucumbers possess health benefits too numerous to mention. Incorporate cucumbers in your diet to aid with weight loss, as they are exceptionally low in calories (only about 8 calories in 1/2 cup), aid digestion, and rid toxins from the body. Among the more unusual qualities of the humble cuke is its ability to ease skin irritations. Use a piece of cucumber skin to soothe burns.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Cucumbers perform best in fertile, well-drained soil with a pH 5.5-7.0
• Consistent, even watering is critical for best plant growth and fruit development
• Raised beds, plastic mulch, and trellising can improve yields, keep fruit straight and scab free
• Incorporate a shovelful of compost and 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer per hill

Direct Sowing
• For best germination, keep soil evenly moist but not too wet
• Cover hill with Kozy-Coats, Victorian Bell Cloches, or a row cover to speed up germination
• Thin to the strongest 1-2 plants when first true leaves emerge

• Start indoors in 4 inch pots, 3-4 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Avoid letting starts get root bound; transplant carefully as to not disturb roots

Pests & Diseases
• Common pests: Striped and spotted cucumber beetles, aphids, squash bugs, stink bugs
• Pest control: Pyrethrin
• Common diseases: See chart below
• Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation, Zonix for Powdery Mildew

Harvest & Storage
• Consistent harvest will keep plants productive
• Store at 45°F and 95% relative humidity
• For pickling, harvest cukes when small, before seeds form

GY | Gynoecious - Has nearly all female flowers.
HE | Hermaphrodite - Flowers contain both male and female reproductive parts.
MO | Monoecious - Has separate male and female flowers on the same plant.
PAT | Parthenocarpic - Has the ability to set fruit without pollination.

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
A | Anthracnose*
ACu | Alternaria Leaf Blight
ALS | Angular Leaf Spot
C | Cercospora
CCa | Corynespora Blight & Target Spot
CCu | Scab & Gummosis
CMV | Cucumber Mosaic Virus
CVYV | Cucumber Vein Yellowing Virus

CYSDV | Cucurbit Yellow Stunting Disorder Virus
DM | Downy Mildew
PM | Powdery Mildew
R | Common Rust
S | Scab
TSP | Target Spot
WMV | Watermelon Mosaic Virus
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.

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