Cucumber, H-19 Little Leaf (Cucumis sativus) - 30 Seeds
• Open Pollinated
• USDA Zone: 4-11
The H-19 Little Leaf cucumber is truly an exemplary variety, developed and released by the University of Arkansas. Its compact nature, coupled with small leaves, makes for effortless picking. The cucumber itself is a delight, yielding blocky, medium-length fruits that are equally suitable for fresh consumption and pickling. A standout feature of this variety is its ability to produce fruit under stress and without the need for pollinators, ensuring a bountiful harvest. Whether you're cultivating in the field, greenhouse, or even containers, the H-19 Little Leaf promises to impress. Plus, it's self-pollinating nature means you can keep it under a row cover throughout the season.
Cucumbers thrive in full sun and require no stratification. Sow the seeds directly outdoors in well-draining soil after the last frost, at a depth of 1 inch. Plant them in hills, with 2-3 seeds per hill, spacing the hills 3-4 feet apart and the rows 6-8 feet apart. Alternatively, grow them vertically on a trellis or support structure. Keep the soil consistently moist during the germination period, which typically takes 7-10 days. Water regularly throughout the growing season, ensuring that the soil remains well-drained.