The Deli-Star Cucumber is an F1 hybrid variety that is a top producer among growers and can also be easily grown in container gardens. This hybrid cuke is monoecious meaning it produces both male and female flowers on the same plant and can be grown for any purpose – whether you’re pickling or want to enjoy them freshly sliced. The fruits will grow anywhere from 2″-7″ so for pickles, harvest early or leave them on the plant and harvest at full maturity for full-sized delicious cucumbers. The Deli-Star Cucumber has a thin, translucent skin that doesn’t require peeling and has a truly delicious, crunchy texture. Along with its amazing taste, the Deli-Star features an extensive disease package, making it an excellent candidate as a staple in gardens. Cucumis Sativus. 57 Days To Maturity. Treated.
Cucumbers perform best when direct-seeded. They do not perform well when transplanted. They may be direct-seeded by hand or with a walk-behind seeder. To obtain a good stand of plants, we suggest planting seeds every 6-8″ inches and thinning to one seed per foot.
Cucumbers are a vining plant and grow best when provided a trellised structure to climb. Use a strong trellis that is well-supported with deeply driven stakes. Keeping plants off the ground will reduce the potential of plant diseases like mildews and other diseases that can result from excess plant moisture. Trellising will also keep the fruits cleaner and save time with harvest and processing, in addition to reducing fruit discoloration or yellowing from sitting on the soil surface.
Deli-Star Cucumber Planting Information
Planting Method: direct seed
When to Plant: after last frost
Planting Depth: 1/2″
Seed Spacing: 12″
Row Spacing: 5-6′
Days to Maturity: 57
Disease Resistance: Anthracnose, Angular Leaf Spot, Scab, Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Downy Mildew, Papaya Ringspot, Watermelon Mosaic Virus, Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus