Slicing Cucumbers

Pepinex Cucumbers

Pepinex Cucumbers

CU297

65-70 days. Flawless and refined, Pepinex produces premium English-type cucumbers on productive plants. These slender, long, straight fruits have a clean, nearly sweet flavor, and not a trace of bitterness. Reaching 12-14 inches long, they have just a hint of ribbing, and an exquisitely smooth, dark green, thin skin that saves you the need to peel. Performs just as well in a greenhouse as it does in the garden. MO. IR: DM, PM.

   Hybrid Variety
  • CU297/S
  • 15 seeds
  • $5.35

  • CU297/P
  • 50 seeds
  • $12.65

  • CU297C1
  • 150 seeds
  • $27.65

  • CU297C2
  • 500 seeds
  • $71.85

  • CU297C3
  • 1M seeds
  • $128.75
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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.

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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Another Great Year for Pepinex
Aug 8, 2018  |  By Jim Zisson
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I wanted to rate again this year - fantastic cuke. If you like Enlhish style crisp cukes this is the one. Extremely prlific and disease prolific and disease resistent. on ereviewer said not to prolific , siuspect may have had cool rainy weather. best trellised.
Great Cucumber!
Dec 9, 2017  |  By Claire Braswell
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Our favorite cucumber. I've tried a number of varieties, but this one is just about perfect. Very small seeds, sweet, and doesn't need skinning. The past two summers, we've had 3-4 plants and had so many cucumbers that we couldn't eat them fast enough (even with making cucumber soup) and had to give some away.
Best Cucumber ever
Aug 31, 2017  |  By Jim Zisson
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This is best cucumber I have ever grown. Similar to grocery store English cucumbers that are wrapped in cellophane but much, much better taste and texture. If you trellis them, they will grow fairly straight. We picked them a day or two before full size and they were virtually seedless. Unlike another reviewer, I had a very high yield. I suspect the secret is a lot of sun as in most of the day southern exposure.
Clean and fresh
Aug 29, 2016  |  By Lisa QZ
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I came back to change my rating. Yes, these are sweet, tender, perfect for salad, no need to peel. But not very prolific. I'm the only one who eats cucumbers in my house, so it works for me. But, if you want lots and lots of them, you will need to plant more.
Delicious for slicing/salads
Aug 3, 2016  |  By Lisa QZ
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These cucumbers are delicious - tender skins, no bitterness, not quite sweet. They are exactly what I would want for a salad/slicing cucumber. I will be planting them again in years to come.