Silver Slicer Cucumber | Hudson Valley Seed Company | Organic Heirloom Seeds
Pale white, slender slicing cucumber. Bred by Cornell for powdery mildew resistance.
Great slicer with a creamy white, thin skin and long, straight, uniform 6-8" fruits. This cucumber has a superb juicy, sweet and mild taste and good crunch, and has been winning tasters over since it's introduction.
Art Pack, 250 seeds
Product ID# , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC
Days to Germination 3-7 days Days to Maturity 60 days Planting Depth 1/2 inch Spacing in Row 24 inches Spacing Between Rows 36 inches Height at Maturity 8 inches Width at Maturity 48 inches
Start indoors 3 weeks before last frost and transplant to indicated spacing after threat of frost has passed; or direct sow seeds spaced 4 inches apart as soon after last frost, then thin to indicated spacing once seedlings put on their first true leaves. Plant in moderately fertile soil and water regularly. Cucumbers can be trellised or allowed to grow on the ground. Harvest when cucumbers are green and white and the skin begins to smoothen, but before they become shiny and yellow.
About the Art
This mirror patterned collage, created by Ann-Marie Gillett, is a reflection of the breeding process it took to create this open-pollinated beauty. Marketmore and Boothby’s can be seen at the edges, exchanging pollen to create Silver Slicer. Read all about Gillett's experience crafting this work at this blog post.