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Cucumber 'Green dragon'

Cucumis sativus

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Belonging to the Cucumis genus (Cucumis sativus 'Green dragon'), Green dragon is a variety of Cucumber.

Fruits are thin skinned, never bitter, burpless, and smaller than many other slicers. Skin is smooth and flavour is mild. Great for salads and sandwiches all summer long. Trellis for uniformity.

This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Green dragon normally reaches to a mature height of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm). This variety tends to bloom in late spring.

India is believed to be where Green dragon originates from.

Green dragon Cucumber needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Green dragon have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Green dragon

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Green dragon is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Green dragon are Zone 3 and Zone 14. A soil ph of between 5.5 and 6.8 is ideal for Green dragon as it does best in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Green dragon from seed

Sow 0.47 inches (1.2 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Green dragon about 14 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Green dragon

As Green dragon is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Green dragon

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late spring.