Cucumber 'Poinsett' Heirloom Seeds

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Poinsett is a very disease resistant variety that produces a large amount of smooth, dark green skined fruit that typically grow to 20cm in length. The perfect 'slicing' cucumber, enjoyed best with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and the early summer sun. Picking encourages more production, so pick liberally.

 

When to Plant

Zone 1: October - December

Zone 2: September  - January

Zone 3: August - March

Zone 4: February - September

 

For zone map CLICK HERE

 

Soil Prepare a well-drained, moderately fertile soil. Mix in compost and well-rotted animal manure a fortnight prior to planting.

 

Soil pH Level 6.5 - 7.0

 

Position Sunny spot in well-drained soil. Plant at the base of your eggplant or corn. Alternatively, consider growing the plant on a trellis to save space.

 

How to Plant Sow the seeds directly into the directly into the patch once the soil temperature reaches approximately 18-20 degrees. Water daily for the first month and then cut back to 3 times a week, weather dependent.

 

Spacing 60-80cm

 

Depth 2-3cm

 

Companion Plants Corn, Eggplant

 

Approximate no. of seeds  30-35

 

Note:  Imported seed.  Treated with Thiram.

 

Please note seeds are not available for shipping to WA

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