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DIAMANT

DIAMANT

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47 days. An early gherkin for anxious picklers. These outstanding, uniform pickling cukes congregate on hard-working, disease-resistant plants that keep producing for a long picking season when other varieties have succumbed to disease. Fruit has tiny, hair-like spines, a sweet flavor for fresh eating, and excellent crunch for processing into pickles. PAT. HR: PM, S. IR: CMV, DM
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Kim A.
Starting sets for Diamant cucumbers

I ordered this variety because it is parthenogenic and I am having an awful time with cucumber beetles. Perhaps it's not the best tactic to start sets for cucumbers but I tried this year with this variety. Because there are so few seeds in a packet, I used them sparingly. All but one germinated; however, when I transplanted them one broke and a second one broke when I tried to mulch it. I was not being rough with these plants but they seemed exceedingly brittle. I would not start them as sets again but, if ordered, would plant seed directly. As to production and taste, obviously I cannot yet comment.

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Kate P.
Excellent

First to germinate and first to produce fruit.

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David
Best Tasting Cucumber Ever

Diamant is the best tasting cucumber I have ever grown. It has the cucumber taste that burpless (aka tasteless) cucumbers have lost. Diamant is crunchy and flavorful, much like the original Cool Breeze cucumber. Diamant is a little sweeter, and much more disease resistant here in the Mid-Atlantic region. Keep it well-watered, and pick at about 4 to 5 inches, although it never gets bitter even when larger. Handle with gloves until you can wipe the little spines off, and you will have a gourmet cucumber that your friends and neighbors will love. We picked Diamants until the refrigerator was bursting with cucumbers. We eat them all fresh, in salads or with sour cream and vinegar, though I suppose they would be great pickles, too.
This is a wonderful, fresh slicing cucumber that should become a big favorite.

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Allen E.
Very reasonable harvest

I grew this variety hydroponically using the static method in three gallon buckets. Three plants yielded 17 quarts of pickles under a sun porch with moderate sun exposure. The temperatures were less than ideal. I chose this variety because they did not require fertilization from insects. Production was consistent and went on for quite a long time. Region was southeast Alaska. I considered this effort a success and will try 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.

Culture
• 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

Transplanting
• 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

KEY TO FLOWERS AND FRUIT SET
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.

KEY TO CUCUMBER DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
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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