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MANNY

MANNY

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52 days. Crisp, shiny, spineless cukes that are specifically bred to thrive in the greenhouse during colder months with low light levels. Each mouthwatering cucumber stays slim at 1 ½ inches wide and 5–7 inches long. Best yields occur when trellised. PAT. CVYV, PM
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Katya
Amazing for Southern California Winter

I first tried growing these in the late Spring and early Summer in Southern California (10B). They didn't thrive, and I realized that these cucumbers really don't like any heat. So this year, I started them indoors in late October and planted them in raised beds in the yard in November. I have had amazing, fresh, sweet cucumbers all of November and half of December now! They handle nighttime temps in the mid 40s without issues although the dayttime temps have been pretty mild/warm. I never thought it would be possible to have fresh cucumbers during the winter months. They are still going strong, so I'm curious to see how they will do in January and February. I'm thinking of starting another batch just in case the production starts to decline on this batch. Also, they seem to be disease-resistant, which is helpful when the weather is colder and rainier. My small suburban yard also doesn't have many pollinators, so the fact that these self-pollinate is just icing on top. I highly recommend these for Southern California winter production!

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Maya
Productive and crisp, but terribly bland flavor :(

I was extremely disappointed with the flavor of these, relative to the other varieties I purchased. This seems to be an issue with beit alpha cucumbers in general - all the beit alphas I've tried have tasted very bland to the point that a fresh homegrown cucumber is not distinguishable from the grocery store version. They are productive and have a crisp texture with no bitterness, but this does not make up for the blandness. I grow only for eating at home and sharing with family/friends, so flavor is the most important factor. I much prefer the Persian or Japanese cucumber varieties for flavor, but the seeds are more difficult to find.

Sorry to hear you didn't love Manny! At Territorial our products are backed by our full guarantee. We want you, our customers, to be 100% satisfied with the seed, plants and supplies that you purchase from us. If anything you buy from Territorial proves to be unsatisfactory, we will either replace the item or refund the purchase price, whichever you prefer. Contact our customer service (Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM Pacific Time) at either 800-626-0866 or info@territorialseed.com

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Steve D.
Unbelievable greenhouse production

For the home greenhouse in northern US climates, Manny is simply unbeatable for cucumber production. Beautiful, large, tasty, smooth-skinned slicers on vigorous plants that, properly managed, just keep going. We picked our first before Memorial Day this year, and will be picking from the same plants into October. 3 plants, growing against the dark north wall of our greenhouse, and we have had fresh cucumbers continuously for 4 months.

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Rita D.C.
Manny Cucumbers

This year I wanted to try new varieties - Manny was one of them. Nice flavor, smallish seeds, and quick growing. I didn't notice the greenhouse description, however, I planted these directly in the ground and they've done great. Living in zone 11b - the season here is well into November, but I will start some toward then end of the season in my greenhouse. This is a new favorite cucumber and will stay in my list of must haves.

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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