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
  • $4.05

  • CU291/P
  • 4 grams
  • $11.50

  • CU291/B
  • 1/2 oz
  • $29.95

  • CU291C1
  • 1M
  • $33.55

  • CU291C2
  • 5M
  • $138.75
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per gramFertilizer Needs
65-90°F4-131/2"1-2/hill4-6/hill3-4'80%3 years≈ 25-30High

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.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Cucumbers perform best in fertile, well-drained soil with a pH 5.5-7.0
• Consistent, even watering is critical for best plant growth and fruit development
• Raised beds, plastic mulch, and trellising can improve yields, keep fruit straight and scab free
• Incorporate shovelful of compost and 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer per hill

Direct Sowing
• For best germination, keep soil evenly moist but not too wet
• Cover hill with Kozy-Coats, Victorian Bell Cloches, or a row cover to speed up germination
• Thin to the strongest 1-2 plants when first true leaves emerge

• Start indoors in 4 inch pots, 3-4 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Avoid letting starts get root bound; transplant carefully as to not disturb roots

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Striped and spotted cucumber beetles, Aphids
Insect control: Pyrethrin, Neem oil
Common diseases: See chart below
Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation, Greencure® for Powdery Mildew

Harvest & Storage
• Consistent harvest will keep plants productive
• Store at 45°F and 95% relative humidity
• For pickling, harvest cukes when small and before seeds form

GY | Gynoecious - Has nearly 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.