The Eureka Cucumber may just be the most versatile cucumber we have ever seen! This hybrid cuke 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 Eureka can do it all. The monoecious plants will grow anywhere from 1 1/2″ – 5″ so for pickles, harvest early or let them keep growing for full-sized delicious cucumbers. Aside from their versatility, the Eureka Cucumber’s real standout feature has got to be its disease package. For growers that have ever experienced issues with cucumbers and disease, this variety is a game-changer. Cucumis Sativus. 57 Days To Maturity.
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.
Eureka 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: Angular Leaf Spot, Downy Mildew, Papaya Ring Spot, Scab, Watermelon Mosaic Virus, Zucchini Yellow Virus, Anthracnose races 1 and 2, Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Powdery Mildew