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PlantFiles: Cucumber
Cucumis sativus 'Brown Russian'

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Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: sativus (sa-TEE-vus) (Info)
Cultivar: Brown Russian

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Jan 19, 2013, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

"Brown-skinned 6-8 fruits with clear white flesh impart crisp, mellow flavor sparked with sugary high notes and not a whit of bitterness. Best harvested at 5-7" long. Prolific and hardy." Cook's Garden 65 day. Reputed to be a 19th century Ukranian cultivar.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Providence, Rhode Island



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