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PONIENTE

PONIENTE

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51 days. For the most flawless, long European type cucumbers, head to Poniente. The 12-13 inch glossy, dark green fruit are nicely ribbed with a sweet, delicate flavor and no bitterness. Strong, disease-resistant vines are productive and typically yield 2 fruit per node. PAT. HR: CCu. IR: CMV, CVYV, CYSDV, PM.
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Alan B.
Seeds not sprouting.

I've planted 4 seeds and nothing is sprouting. I tired one seed; waited 2 weeks and tried another seed. After 3 weeks; I planted 2 seeds but still no plants. I've been growing vegetables for over 50 years and this is the first time I've had such difficulty germinating seeds.

So sorry to hear that! We do germ test all of our seeds and to ensure we sell only top performing seed, we have established germination standards that are higher than prescribed by the Federal Seed Act. Our minimum germination standard for cucumbers is 80% and the most recent test for this variety passed at 99%. As always, 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 (if available) or refund the purchase price, whichever you prefer (for up to 1 year from purchase). Contact our customer service (Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM Pacific Time) at either 800-626-0866 or info@territorialseed.com

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Christy
Delicious and prolific!

I started these indoors and planted 3 plants in a 30-inch pot on my patio with a tomato cage as a trellis. They produced beautiful, sweet, and lush cucumbers all summer. They started fruiting early, and kept going into early October in the southwest Washington. These are the best cucumbers I've ever grown. My research said they should not be allowed to cross-pollinate, so keep them away from your other cucumbers and melons if you grow them outside.

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Charlene
Outstanding

We grew these on a trellis in 2022, zone 7a. I have never been able to grow cucs without having bitterness issues at some point. This summer was especially HOT. Temperatures were often over the 100 degree mark. We did not have a single bitter cuc and they were prolific to boot. No disease. My only complaint would be that you can't save seed:) Will be buying more for sure.

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Dan M.
Huge delicious cucumbers!

These cucumbers are amazing! I bought these for the 2021 growing season and 5 of 5 germinated and were strong plants. We are in Huntsville, AL, hardiness zone 7b. All produced large fruit with excellent flavor, and we ended up with a couple that were 16" long. I purchased more for 2022 and started them on 3/12. It's been 25 days and there are 8" long leaves. I wish I could share a photos here! I highly recommend these. They are pricey but were well worth it for us.

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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