Tasty Green Cucumber is a hybrid, Asian-style cucumber that produces slender, smooth fruits with a crisp texture. This is a burpless cucumber variety with a thinner skin and fewer seeds than traditional slicing cucumber varieties. Tasty Green has an excellent disease-resistance package that includes resistance to powdery mildew and downy mildew.
Tasty Green Cucumber will produce heavier yields and more straight fruits when grown on a trellis. Plants grown on the ground will tend to produce more curled fruits. Fruits average 8-10″ long and are slender with small ribs. These cucumbers have an excellent crunch and are great for eating raw. Use them on your favorite salad or as a highlight to your vegetable platters.
Cucumbers can be direct-seeded or 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. Transplants grow well in our 162 Cell Seed Starting Trays and are ready to place in the ground when plants can be easily pulled from the trays.
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 also 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.
Tasty Green 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 Tolerance: Anthracnose, Angular Leaf Spot, Scab, Powdery Mildew, Downy Mildew