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Cucumber 'Straight Eight'

Cucumis sativus

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

Straight Eight produces straight, smooth dark green fruits. Vigorous grower with continuous yields.

Mosaic virus resistant.

Straight Eight grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Normally reaching to a mature height of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm), Straight Eight grows with a climbing growth habit. This variety tends to bloom in late spring.

United States is believed to be where Straight Eight originates from.

Straight Eight 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.

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How to grow Straight Eight

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A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Straight Eight 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. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Straight Eight tends to grow best in a soil ph of between 5.5 and 6.8 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Straight Eight 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 Straight Eight about 14 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Straight Eight

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

Harvesting Straight Eight

Ready in 52 days.

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

Other Names for Cucumber 'Straight Eight'

Straight-8, Straight 8

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