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PlantFiles: Cucumber
Cucumis sativus 'Cross Country'

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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: Cross Country
Hybridized by Ferry-Morse; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1987

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Category:
Vegetables

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

Seed Type:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

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:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive lssfishhunter On Jan 14, 2009, lssfishhunter from Jonesville, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I prefer the "pickling" cucumbers to eat fresh. Cross country is the most productive and best tasting cucumber that I have found.

Positive nwl On Jul 29, 2007, nwl from Oxford, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

Although growth is not as vigorous as other cultivars, Cross Country does bear a decent crop of 6" cucumbers starting in July.

Neutral Farmerdill On Jun 30, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A hybrid pickling (white spine) cucumber.

Regional...

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

Oxford, Maine
Waterford, Maine
Jonesville, South Carolina
Glenn Heights, Texas



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