Cucumber Long English Telegraph Improved - Mr. Fothergill's Seeds
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- Vitamin A and C
- Full sun
- Favored for its superior flavor
- Earlier harvest with 40-50cm long cucumbers
- excellent slicing variety with few seeds
- not bitter
- Germination in 7-10 days.
- Harvest in 60 days.
English Telegraph Cucumber (Slicing Type). Heirloom vegetable. English Telegraph (also known as the ‘English Cucumber’) has been around since at least 1885 and produces a straight, slim slicing cucumber. The fruit averages 35cm (14in) long and has a very mild flavour. Fruit that develops on vines laying on the ground often curl so for your best chance at straight fruit, train vines to grow on a trellis or netting. Continuously pick the fruit to encourage further flower and fruit production. For those of you lucky enough to have your own greenhouse, this is one variety to give a try indoors.
Approx. 10 seeds
Sow: Indoors, February-May, 0.5cm (¼") deep, on edge, in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 20-25°C (68-77°F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-21 days. When plants have developed 3 or 4 leaves, transplant to 12cm (5”) pots and grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Plant out, April-June, to large pots, growing bags, or into fertile, well-drained soil in the greenhouse border. Harvest: July-October.
Cucumbers do best in a humid atmosphere, so damp down greenhouse regularly. Once fruits form, regular feeding will ensure the best crops.