The Striped Carolsello Leccese Cucumber is a rare Italian heirloom melon that is picked immature as a cucumber when 1-2 inches in diameter. The cylindrical striped fruit has a crisp exterior, yet exhibits a tender smooth internal texture and rich complex flavor with a sweet aftertaste. Vines love the heat and thrive in well-drained soils.
Striped Carosello Leccese Cucumber: A melon that is consumed immaturely as a gourmet-quality cucumber when 1-2 inches in diameter. The cylindrical striped fruit possesses a crisp yet tender flesh, a rich complex flavor, and a sweet aftertaste. Similar to zucchini, pick early and often. Vines love the heat and thrive in well-drained soils. An Italian Heirloom variety.
Cucumbers may be direct-seeded or transplanted. If you have heavy weed pressure, you may want to consider transplanting. Cucumber transplants grow well in our 162 Cell Seed Starting Trays. They can also be direct-seeded and will usually germinate in a few days if properly watered.
Cucumbers are a vining plant and grow best when given 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 keep the fruits cleaner and save time with harvesting and processing. It will also help to prevent fruit discoloration or yellowing from sitting on the soil surface. Our Hortonova Trellis Netting works great for trellising cucumbers and is easy to install.
Striped Carosello Leccese Cucumber Planting Information
Planting Method: direct seed
When to Plant: after last frost
Planting Depth: 1/2″
Seed Spacing: 12″
Row Spacing: 3-4′
Days to Maturity: 60
Disease Resistance: none