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65 days. With the crisp, clean flavor that Summer Dance offers, there’s no need to look any further for a delicious eating cucumber. Very uniform fruit reach a generous 8 ½–9 inches long, and have glossy, dark green skin with scanty, white spines. High yielding plants are heat tolerant and exhibit good disease resistance. A popular Japanese burpless type. MO. HR: DM, PM. IR: C
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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews

I know it's just a cucumber but this might be the best tasting thing I've gotten out of my garden all summer. It's perfectly crunchy, sweet, excellent cucumber flavor, zero bitterness. I'll have to plant half a dozen next year. NW Washington zone 8b

Best tasting cucumbers ever

Until we grew these I thought I only liked cucumbers as ingredients in other things that did not taste like cucumbers. These are the only cucumbers I've ever liked raw and on their own. Very prolific as well, and take the punishing heat of Oklahoma in July. We'll be planting these again for sure!

Success last three years

These have been a fabulously successful the last few years for us. We're in Portland, OR. We direct sow end of April and usually can pick the first fruit shortly after July 4. With about 3 vines we're usually looking at 3-5 fruit every few days. It's perfect for the two of us since we love cukes, and definitely harvest enough to share. Perfect sliced in sandwiches, in cucumber salad, gazpacho, fresh with or without a dash of salt, even refrigerator pickles do well with extras. I've never experienced any bitterness, and they have a lovely sweet fresh flavor. I see no reason to not plant these annually, but I may try to add a second variety just to make it fun.

Susan H.B.
Best Cucumber Ever

I live in cool coastal northern CA. This cucumber has done better than any other variety I have tried. Disease resistant, early producing, long season of production, and prolific! Not only that, but it is the best tasting cucumber by far of any you will get anywhere - Sweet, nutty, crisp and moist! I see others say it loves the heat, but I have to tell you, it does great in my cool foggy conditions. But if you want it to grow straight, you will need to trellis it.

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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