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Cucumber 'Muncher'

Cucumis sativus

  • 51 plantings
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  • 57 stashed

Muncher is part of the Cucumis genus and is a Cucumber variety. Its scientific name is Cucumis sativus 'Muncher'. 'Muncher' is considered a heirloom cultivar.

Strong vines are productive. Cucumbers measure 6-8 inches long and 3-inches wide. If using as a pickling variety, pick them at 4-6 inches instead.

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. Normally reaching to a mature height of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm), Muncher grows with a climbing growth habit. This variety tends to bloom in late spring.

United States is believed to be where Muncher originates from.

Muncher 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 Muncher have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Muncher

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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 Muncher 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 Muncher are Zone 3 and Zone 14. Muncher tends to grow best in a soil ph of between 5.5 and 6.8 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Muncher from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.47 inches (1.2 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Muncher

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

Harvesting Muncher

Harvest at 4-6 inches for pickling. For fresh eating, let them grow to their full 6-8 inches (3-inches wide) before picking.

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

Cucumber Muncher Etymology

Heirloom Burpless cucumber, originally developed in Wisconsin, sold by Sustainable Seed Co.

Muncher folklore & trivia

Muncher is a marketing and folk history name. This also has a scientific varietal name, WI 5207. The WI is for Wisconsin because that is where it was developed. :)

Misspellings of Cucumber 'Muncher'


Other Names for Cucumber 'Muncher'

Muncher Burpless, WI 5207