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Cucumber 'Salt and Pepper'

Cucumis sativus

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Salt and Pepper is part of the Cucumis genus and is a Cucumber variety. Its scientific name is Cucumis sativus 'Salt and Pepper'.

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white-skinned pickling cucumber with powdery mildew resistance.

Similar in size, 3-5", to Miniature White – which it replaced – and Boothby’s Blonde, but with improved flavor and disease resistance. Black spines. Bred by Jason Cavatorta and Molly Jahn, Cornell University. 2011 Green Thumb Award Winner.

Resistant to Angular Leaf Spot and Powdery Mildew

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. Salt and Pepper 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 Salt and Pepper originates from.

Salt and Pepper 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 Salt and Pepper have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Salt and Pepper

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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 Salt and Pepper is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Salt and Pepper are Zone 3 and Zone 14. Salt and Pepper tends to grow best in a soil ph of between 5.5 and 6.8 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Salt and Pepper from seed

Look to ensure a distance 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 0.47 inches (1.2 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Salt and Pepper about 14 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Salt and Pepper

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Salt and Pepper is a tender plant.

Harvesting Salt and Pepper

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