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Quirk

(F1) Cucumber Seed

Product ID: 3408

New! Uniquely attractive mini cucumber for snacking and pickling.

Quirk is an attention-grabbing mini with a striking contrast between bright green and gleaming white. Short vines produce heavy yields of tasty 2" fruits. Performs well in the greenhouse or unpruned, in the field. A good field cucumber because it resists beetle damage very well. Daily harvest is recommended. Gynoecious and parthenocarpic. Intermediate resistance to powdery mildew and cucumber mosaic virus. NOTE: When growing indoors, we recommend Quirk be trained on Hortonova trellis with multiple leaders. Pruning to a single leader will reduce yield potential, and typical long-vine cucumbers may shade out Quirk if grown too close. Avg. 18,000 seeds/lb. Mini: 10 seeds. Packet: 30 seeds.

Details

Size
Price
 
Quantity
Availability

Mini

$14.50
Backordered until Jan 27, 2019

Packet

$43.00
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100 Seeds

$141.06
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250 Seeds

$349.13
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500 Seeds

$689.66
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1,000 Seeds

$1,337.55
Backordered until Jan 27, 2019
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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Cucumis sativus
CULTURE: Requires warm, well-drained soil high in fertility, with a pH of 6–6.8. 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. Using plastic 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 is 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 insecticides such as pyrethrin or azadirachtin.
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.
NOTE: If seedless cucumbers cross-pollinate with seeded cucumbers, they will yield seeded fruits. Generally, seedless types are grown separately in greenhouses or hoophouses with insect screens installed to prevent cross-pollination of seeded and seedless varieties.
DAYS TO MATURITY: From direct seeding; subtract about 10 days if transplanting.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: 30 seeds/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.: Avg. 20,200.
PACKET: 30 seeds, unless otherwise noted.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Cucumis sativus
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.
52 Days
Disease Resistance Codes
PM
Powdery Mildew
CMV
Cucumber Mosaic Virus
PM, CMV
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Hybrid (F1)
Product Features
Greenhouse Performer Greenhouse Performer
Variety that we have found, based on our trials, to be the best performers in a climate-controlled greenhouse environment.
Good for Trellising Good for Trellising
Variety requires a trellis in order to grow properly.
Hydroponic Performer Hydroponic Performer
Variety that can be grown successfully using hydroponic growing methods, such as NFT (Nutrient Film Technique), DWC (Deep Water Culture), or other soilless growing systems.
Greenhouse Performer Good for Trellising Hydroponic Performer