Stonewall Cucumber is a hybrid, slicing cucumber variety that’s known for its beautiful size, color and consistency. Stonewall is a gynoecious variety which means it produces predominantly female flowers. This results in higher productivity as female flowers are the ones that become fruits. Stonewall Cucumber has consistently performed well in trials over the years, and is a favorite among home gardeners and market farmers for appearance and yields. Fruits have a dark green coloration and are very straight, usually averaging 8″-9″ in length. This variety produces a very high ratio of #1 fruit and holds well in the field without producing oversized fruit. Stonewall is one of the most disease-resistant varieties of slicing cucumber you’ll find, including resistance to powdery mildew and cucumber mosaic virus. This is a great variety for fresh slicing into salads and other cold raw dishes.
Cucumbers perform best when direct seeded. They do not perform well when transplanted. Cucumbers 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.
Stonewall 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: 60
Disease Resistance: Scab, Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Powdery Mildew, Angular Leaf Spot, Anthracnose