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Cucumis sativus ‘Beit Alpha Ellam cucumber’

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Features

  • Height0.3m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Cucumis sativus ‘Beit Alpha Ellam cucumber’ (Cucumber). Long green swollen fruit about 12cm long.

Characteristics

Annual, Vegetable

Origin

Southern Asia

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

It may need staking. Harvesting may start in Late summer. Harvesting may end in Early autumn. Fairly difficult to grow.

Propagation

Propagate from seed sown in a low mound and thinned to 1 or 2 vigorous vines. Water the roots only.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs/snails, mildew or heavy pruning. Vulnerable to downy mildew.

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