Package of Johnny's Selected Seeds
Package of Johnny's Selected Seeds

Disease Resistance:

TSP

Target Spot

CMV

Cucumber Mosaic Virus

CVYV

Cucumber Vein Yellowing Virus

PM

Powdery Mildew

S

Scab

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Organic Seeds and Supplies

Organic Seeds and Supplies

For seeds, OG means "organically grown" and signifies seeds harvested
from plants grown organically, without synthetic fertilizers or
pesticides and according to National Organic Program standards.
For supplies, OG signifies products that are approved for use in growing certified organic crops; supplies are listed by OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) when noted in the product description.

Performs Well in Protected Culture

Performs Well in Protected Culture

Variety does especially well when started in, or grown in, a protected environment.

Excelsior (F1) (OG)
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Excelsior (F1) (OG)

3082G

Product ID: 3082G

Attractive, high-yielding pickler for the greenhouse.

Excelsior produces dark green, blocky, nicely proportioned, 4-5" cucumbers with American-style spines. Vigorous, balanced plant with consistent fruit setting. Excellent flavor. Also does well in screen houses, in the field under row cover, or wherever else pollinators are absent. Parthenocarpic and gynoecious. Intermediate resistance to powdery mildew, cucumber mosaic virus, and cucumber vein yellowing virus. Organically grown. Avg. 21,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 30 seeds.

Product Price Qty
3082GPacket  $6.95 
3082G50 Seeds  $9.60 
3082G100 Seeds  $16.75 
3082G500 Seeds  $56.65 
Backordered until 11/29/14
3082G1,000 Seeds  $102.95 
3082G5,000 Seeds  $442.70 
Backordered until 11/29/14

Quick Facts

Days to Maturity or Bloom:   50

 

Product Symbols:

Organic Seeds and Supplies   Performs Well in Protected Culture  

Disease Resistance Codes:

TSP   CMV   CVYV   PM   S  

Shipping Information & Notes

Growing Information

Cucumbers



CULTURE: Requires warm, well-drained soil high in fertility, with a pH of 6.8-7.2. Consistent, adequate irrigation is needed to produce an abundant crop. Cucumbers are very sensitive to cold. Make sure both soil and air temperatures have warmed prior to planting. The use of poly mulch and row covers will greatly enhance the vigor and potential yields of cucumbers by providing warmth and insect protection. For greenhouse or high tunnel production the use of gynoecious and parthenocarpic varieties are highly recommended.
TRANSPLANTING: Sow indoors in 50-cell plug trays, 1-2 seeds/cell, 3-4 weeks before transplanting. Keep temperature above 70°F (21°C) day and 60°F (16°C) night. Transplant 12" apart in rows 5-6' apart. Do not disturb roots when transplanting.
DIRECT SEEDING: Wait until soil is warm, at least 70°F (21°C). Cucumber seeds will not germinate at a soil temperature below 50°F (10°C). Sow 2 seeds/ft., 1/2" deep, in rows 6' apart. Thin to 12" apart.
DISEASES: Practice crop rotation, residue sanitation, and choose disease-resistant varieties. Control insect pests to prevent bacterial wilt.
INSECT PESTS: Exclude cucumber beetles with row covers at planting, or control with pyrethrin or azadarachtin.
HARVEST: Once fruit bearing begins, pick daily.
STORAGE: Hold cucumbers at 45-50°F (7-10°C) and 90% relative humidity for up to 2 weeks.
DAYS TO MATURITY: From direct seeding; subtract about 10 days if transplanting.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: 30 seeds sows 15', 100 seeds/50', 250 seeds/125', 500 seeds/250', 1,000 seeds/500', 15M/acre at 2 seeds/ft. in rows 6' apart.
TRANSPLANTS: Avg. 85 plants/100 seeds.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: 16,000-21,000 (avg. 18,000).
PACKET: 30 seeds unless otherwise noted.


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