Cucumbers - Organic

Double Yield Cucumbers Organic

Double Yield Cucumbers Organic

CU304

52 days. There couldn't be a more appropriate name for this industrious cucumber. Its productivity is unmatched, and it's a good thing, since these crispy, delicious fruit not only make superb pickles, they're also excellent right off the vine. The super robust plants have a naturally rounded habit and yield 4-6 inch long, uniform, lime green fruit with black spines. Double Yield dates back to the 1920s and has been a garden favorite ever since. We were amazed at how many pickles we prepared from just a couple of plants. MO.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 25-30 seeds per gram.
  • CU304/L
  • 1 gram Organic
  • $3.25

  • CU304/M
  • 4 grams Organic
  • $5.65

  • CU304/N
  • 1 oz Organic
  • $12.95
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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.

Culture
• 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 a 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

Transplanting
• 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, squash bugs
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, before seeds form

KEY TO FLOWERS AND FRUIT SET
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.

KEY TO CUCUMBER DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
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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farmer kathy
Aug 22, 2018  |  By Kathy
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Ours turned yellow to orange. Are they supposed to do that? Are they still good to pickle?
Amazing
Feb 23, 2016  |  By Janel Jacobson
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Had great success growing these. Used for making pickles and they turned out amazing! I will be growing these again this year.
Unmatched productivity is no joke
Jan 1, 2016  |  By Susan Langenes
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I started these indoors in late April 2015, transplanted to 1-gallon pots with 2-3 plants each sometime in May, and set them out the last week of May. Transplant shock did happen but they bounced back quite well, I thought. Then they started producing, and I mean *really* producing. from my 4 "hills" I got probably 2-4 pounds daily for several weeks. Double Yield is an apt name but I wouldn't hesitate to call it Triple Yield, or even more... For 2016 I'm growing this one again, just for cornichons! 5 stars of 5 even though I found they do get bitter in the heat. I wouldn't let that deter you, though - pick at the recommended 3-4" size and you'll likely avoid most of that. And 2015 was a particularly hot summer in Portland.
Producer!!
Oct 3, 2015  |  By Jim Dill
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I could not believe the production these plants gave us! Very nice, plump fruit. Cans well even when a bit large. And they WILL grow to eight inches if you let them. Best to harvest at 4"