Cucumis sativus 'Cucino'
Cucumber - F1 Hybrid 'Cucino'
Cucumis sativus 'Cucino' makes perfect lunchbox snacks! These exciting little cucumbers can be eaten straight from the plant without peeling. It produces crisp, flavoursome mini-fruits prolifically throughout the season indoors or in a sheltered position outdoors.
This variety has an RHS Award of Garden Merit.
|Awards||RHS Award of Garden Merit|
|Botanical name||Cucumis sativus|
|Common name||Cucumber - F1 Hybrid 'Cucino'|
|Plant type||Vegetable Seeds|
|Season of interest||Summer, Autumn|
|Time to maturity||1 - 2 years|
|Ultimate height||2.6m - 4m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Useful/additional information||Sow seeds February to May. Sow seed 1cm (½ inch) deep, in 7.5cm (3½ inch) pots of free-draining compost. Place in a propagator and keep at a temperature of around 20-25C (68-77F) until after germination, usually 5 to 7 days. When first true leaves develop, transplant into 13cm (5 inch) pots. Finally, plant into 25cm (1 inch) pots or into growbags. Grow on at at least 15C (59F). Prefers a moist, well drained soil. Harvest when they are 4 inches (1cm) long.Train along wire, allowing the main shoot to reach the tip. Pinch out growing point and allow two sideshoots to trail downwards. Keep plants moist at all times, and shade if necessary. Keep humidity high and pick fruits regularly.|