Botanical Interests Cucumber Straight Eight Seeds
An heirloom slicing cucumber introduced in 1935, Straight Eight is very vigorous and productive. This older open-pollinated variety is still around, because it is simply a great variety! It has great taste, is wonderful sliced on sandwiches or in salads, and is even good for making dill pickles when picked young. The mature fruit is cylindrical and 8? long. An All America Selections Winner.
When to plant outside: Spring after average last frost date AND when soil temperatures are warm, at least 65 degrees.
When to start inside: 4-6 weeks before average last frost.
Special Sowing & Germination Instructions: Plant in mounds or rows, as you prefer. If rows, plant every 4", thinning to 1 plant per foot. Mounds should be 4" apart with 6 seedlings on each mound thinned to 3 per mound. Another HIGHLY recommended method is to plant with a trellis. Cucumbers grow straighter and are easier to see when harvesting with this method. Use recommended row spacing and tie the main stem to the trellis with string or twist ties. Vines may reach 8" long.
Why Our Product is Different
At Botanical Interests our goal is to inspire AND educate so that you can create beautiful and successful gardens.
A large selection of Certified Organic varieties
Guaranteed - the germination rate of every variety is tested before we package it
No GMOs - recently, we enthusiastically signed the SAFE SEED PLEDGE: We do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants
About Botanical Interests
Curtis and Judy met while waiting to interview for the same horticultural job and soon found they shared a boundless enthusiasm for gardening. Botanical Interests began out of their mutual passion and personal desire for better quality seed and more informational tools to help and inpire gardeners.
"We wanted a level of purity and quality that wasn't easy to find," recalls Curtis. So they searched out the highest quality seed available and began their business in 1997, in the spare bedroom of their Colorado home. The business objectives they established then still hold strong for them now: to inspire and educate gardeners; to provide high quality seed to their customers; and to create an enjoyable work place for employees.
Over the years, Judy and Curtis' family has grown along with their line of seeds which now attracts and pleases customers nationwide.