Slicing Cucumbers

Summer Dance Cucumbers

Summer Dance Cucumbers


65 days. With the crisp, clean flavor that Summer Dance offers, there's no need to look any further for a delicious eating cucumber. Very uniform fruit reach a generous 8 1/2-9 inches long, and have glossy, dark green skin with scanty, white spines. High yielding plants are heat tolerant and exhibit good disease resistance. A popular Japanese burpless type. MO. HR: DM, PM. IR: C.

   Hybrid Variety
Approximately 25-30 seeds per gram.
  • CU291/S
  • 1 gram
  • $3.95

  • CU291/P
  • 4 grams
  • $10.75

  • CU291/B
  • 1/2 oz
  • $22.95

  • CU291C1
  • 1M
  • $30.15

  • CU291C2
  • 5M
  • $138.75

  • CU291C3
  • 25M
  • $631.25
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Seed DepthSeed SpacingSoil Temp for Germ.Days to Germ.Thin Plants To Approximately 25-30 seeds per gram.
1/2″4-6 per hill65-90°F4-131-2 per hill

Cucumis sativus A favorite in cuisine worldwide, cucumbers possess health benefits too numerous to mention. Incorporate cucumbers in your diet to aid with weight loss, as they are exceptionally low in calories (only about 8 calories in 1/2 cup), aid digestion, and rid toxins from the body. Among the more unusual qualities of the humble cuke is its ability to ease skin irritations. Use a piece of cucumber skin to soothe burns.

CULTURE: For the best yields, it is important to provide ideal growing conditions for cucumbers. If the weather is not warm and dry, vines grow slowly and plants tend to fall prey to disease. Wait to direct sow or transplant until soil warms. For best germination, keep the soil lightly moist but not too wet.
TO DIRECT SOW: We recommend raised beds. They improve drainage, warm up earlier, and increase the root zone depth. Space the groups about 3-4 feet apart in all directions. Under each group of seeds, work 1/2-1 cup of our complete fertilizer into the soil. After the seed is up and growing, thin plants.
FOR TRANSPLANTS: Not recommended, but in short-season climates, starting seed indoors may be necessary. Cucumber transplants don't like their roots disturbed, so start them in individual 3 1/2 inch Peat pots. Fill pots with a sterile seedling mix. After they've emerged, place the seedlings in a sunny, warm spot. They should only be about 3 weeks old when transplanted in the garden. Harden off for about a week in a cold frame. The entire peat pot can be planted making sure the entire pot rim is below the soil surface. If any part is above ground, it will wick moisture away from the roots and weaken plants. Space and fertilize as described above for direct sowing.
MULCHES & PLANT COVERS: These materials have been proven to help plants grow faster, flower sooner, and yield more fruit. We recommend green or silver mulch, plus a floating row cover of Grow Guard 20 or Reemay early in the season to achieve these results.
DISEASE: Where disease is a known problem, choose resistant varieties. Remove plant refuse and control insect pests. Consult your local county extension agent for disease specifics.
INSECTS/PESTS: Control striped and spotted cucumber beetles with Pyrethrin; apply regularly as long as beetles are evident. They primarily infect plants with bacterial wilt disease, which is devastating to plants. Keep border areas of the garden mowed.
HARVEST: Keep your cucumbers picked, and they'll keep producing. When stored at 40°F and 95% relative humidity, they may last up to 3 weeks. Chickens like big cucumbers.
SEED SPECS: Minimum germination standard: 80%. Days to maturity are calculated from the date of direct seeding. Usual seed life: 3 years.

GY | Gynoecious - Has all female flowers.
HE | Hermaphrodite - Flowers contain both male and female reproductive parts.
MO | Monoecious - Has separate male and female flowers on the same plant.
PAT | Parthenocarpic - Has the ability to set fruit without pollination. Triggered by low temperatures, short day length, and plant age.

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
A | Anthracnose
ALS | Angular Leaf Spot
C | Cercospora
CCa | Corynespora Blight & Target Spot
CCu | Scab & Gummosis
CMV | Cucumber Mosaic Virus
CVYV | Cucumber Vein Yellowing Virus
DM | Downy Mildew
PM | Powdery Mildew
R | Common Rust
S | Scab
TSP | Target Spot
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Oct 19, 2015  |  By Christi
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When freshly picked and cut, these cucumbers have a delicious aroma...a bit like watermelon and cucumber mixed. They grow about 10" long, are slim with small seeds. I planted the seeds in Mid July in Richmond, VA, and have been enjoying about 2-3+ cucumbers per week on the one plant since the end of August. It's the mid-October and they have withstood the nightly 36-37 F temps. I may see several more cucumbers this week.
this year low yields
Jul 12, 2014  |  By Simun Kolega
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This is the first time I'm growing these slicers. They are disease resistant, and good tasting, also no burping after eating them. But the yields are low, maybe it's my fault. I will try next year and write my review.
Great Slicers
Jan 31, 2012  |  By Eric Toedtli
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I have tried growing many different slicing cucumbers over the years. I tried these in 2011. They were the best slicers I have grown and eaten. I gave away lots of extras and several people asked what variety they are so that they can grow then in 2012.