Cucumber
Cucumis sativus 'Improved Long Green'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: sativus (sa-TEE-vus) (Info)
Cultivar: Improved Long Green
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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Seed Type:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Radford, Virginia

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 15, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is another antique that is highly prized by older folk for making lime pickles. It is good as a slicer, growing to a nice size. It is not as prolific as some other varieties. Because it is a black spine variety, most other slicers are white spine, it turns a brilliant yellow as it begans to ripen. For those who like to make those yellow quartered lime pickles, there is no substitute.