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Cucumber 'Spacemaster'  

Cucumis sativus

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Spacemaster is a variety of Cucumber which is a member of the Cucumis family. Its botanical name is Cucumis sativus 'Spacemaster'. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Lincoln green.

This is a different variety than the ‘Bush Spacemaster’.

from the seed packet:

Slender, dark green cucumbers, 7-8 inches long. Mosaic-resistant vines are compact, needing only half the space of standard cucumbers. Harvest 56 days from sowing seed.

Light: Full sun

Planting depth: 1/2 inch

Plant spacing: 12 inches

Sow in fertile, well-drained soil after danger of frost, from spring to early summer. For “hill” culture, space 4-6 seeds in groups 4-6 feet apart. Sow seeds 6 inches apart in rows 3 feet apart if growing on a trellis or fence. Cover with 1/2 inch of fine soil, firm lightly, and keep evenly moist. Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days.

Thin to 3 strongest plants in each “hill” or 12 inches apart if using the trellis method when seedlings are 1-2 inches high.

Space Saver: May be grown in containers 1 plant to a 12 inch pot; 3 plants to a 16 inch pot. Use a fertile porous soil mixture.

An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Normally reaching to a mature height of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm), Spacemaster grows with a shrub-like growth habit. This variety tends to bloom in late spring.

India is believed to be where Spacemaster originates from.

Spacemaster Cucumber tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.

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

How to grow Spacemaster

  • Full Sun

  • High

This variety is resistant to the mosaic virus.

Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water often. Spacemaster is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Spacemaster needs a soil ph of 5.5 to 6.8 (weakly acidic soil).

Growing Spacemaster 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). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 16°C / 61°F.

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

Transplanting Spacemaster

Do not rush to plant this cucumber early. They need a lot of warmth to germinate. Will not germinate if the soil temperature is below 50F.1

Spacemaster is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Spacemaster

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in late spring.

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