Slicing Cucumbers

Mini Munch Cucumber

Mini Munch Cucumber

CU302

55 days. Super snackable! Mini Munch is crisp and delicious with tender skin and seedless, juicy interior. The rich green, smooth fruit are best harvested when 3-4 inches long, just right for a tasty single serving. Mini Munch is an excellent candidate for trellising in the garden, containers or indoor cultivation with long vines and minimal branching. Undaunted by low temperatures, the vigorous, productive plants set fruit even in cool conditions. GY, PAT. PM.

   Hybrid Variety
  • CU302/S
  • 10 seeds
  • $6.25

  • CU302/P
  • 50 seeds
  • $24.95
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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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Did not germinate
Mar 25, 2019  |  By Dennis Kihlstrom
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I am rating this poor because I never tasted the cucumber. I germinate rate was zero. Day temps were 75, night 55. I would not buy again.
Delicious
Jul 29, 2018  |  By JD
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These were very slow to germinate in the ground, so next year I'll be more patient. When I didn't think they were going to do anything, I gave up and planted snow peas in the same location. Two plants did start though, and held their own among the snow peas. The cucumbers are just the right size for a meal for our 2-person family, and taste wonderful! I'll plant them again next year (and not give up too soon).
They're Great!
Sep 25, 2017  |  By Janet Jackaruso
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Full discloser, these are the first cucumbers I've ever grown. I was really pleased with their abundance and bearing cucumbers over the whole summer. I planted in first week of June (late for Seattle) and I'm still finishing up the last of them on the vine at the end of September. They are great when dark green and medium thickness, but if you let some keep going on the vine, they will turn yellow and become very lemony which I found was a nice surprise. I'll definitely be growing some of these next year as well as trying another variety for comparison. They are great for fresh eating and I think, if picked young, would make good pickling cucumbers.
GREAT CUCUMBER
Aug 14, 2017  |  By Leshia
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I love these cucumbers. They are never bitter and the larger ones are not seedy. I even pickle these and they turn out awesome.