An early variety of snack-sized mini cucumber
Days to Maturity: 45
Mini-Me F1 Organic Cucumber, a mini Beit Alpha (Cucumis sativa) variety, among the more popular cucumber types, is grown as a fruit vegetable. Mini-Me is an early variety that sets small, uniform, nearly spineless fruits, approximately 2 to 3 inches long, with thin, smooth skin and mild, slightly sweet flavor. Use these snack-sized mini cucumbers in fresh foods and beverages or pickle them.
Mini-Me F1 Organic Cucumber, an herbaceous annual, is a member of the cucurbit family (Curcurbitaceae). Cucumbers are tropical plants that love warm temperatures and high humidity. Dependable and high yielding, Mini-Me grows vigorously, quickly forming a low-growing, far-spreading vine. Training the tendril-bearing vines to grow vertically on support ensures better air circulation, produces straighter fruit, helps prevent disease, and makes harvest easier.
Easy to grow from seed, Mini-Me F1 Organic Cucumber prefers full sun and loose, rich, slightly acid, well-drained soil. Cucumbers require frequent watering for proper growth, but leaves should be kept dry. If plants are watered too infrequently or grown in too much shade, fruits will be bitter tasting. Regular composting is also recommended. Harvest cucumbers when young, before they over ripen and turn yellow. Harvest often to promote heavier fruit product. Mini-Me is also suitable for indoor gardens and hydroponic growing.
Mini-Me is parthenocarpic, producing only female flowers, and does not require pollination, making cultivation super easy. However, if it is planted near other cucumbers, pollination will occur, and seeds will form.
A warm-season vegetable, sensitive to cold temperatures and frost, cucumber seed can be direct sown into warm spring soil after the last frost. For an earlier harvest, it can be started indoors 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost date and transplanted into the garden or containers after all danger of frost has passed. Succession plant another crop at 4 weeks for a longer harvest time. Flowers begin to set fruit with night temperatures between 55 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Protect plants with row covers if temperatures are expected to dip below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Mulching helps to moderate soil temperature as well as to maintain soil moisture and control weeds.
If you plan to start your seeds indoors, be sure to check out our Bio Dome Seed Starter Kit. With the Bio Dome, you can control the temperature, light, and soil mix to ensure your seeds become strong for transplant.
(P)Pkt of 10 seeds
Item Form:(P)?Pkt of 10 seeds
Days to Maturity:45
Seeds Per Pack:10
Plant Height:6 ft 6 in
Additional Characteristics:Certified Organic,?Direct Sow,?Edible
Foliage Color:Dark Green
Harvest Season:Early Fall,?Late Spring,?Mid Fall
Light Requirements:Full Sun
Moisture Requirements:Moist,? well-drained
Soil Tolerance:Normal,? loamy