Monoecious: Separate male & female flowers on the same plant; needs pollination to set fruit
Gynoecious: Predominantly female flowers with concentrated fruit set; needs to be planted with some Monoecious plants for proper pollination.
Parthenocarpic: Plants develop fruit without male flower pollination; best for indoor production where pollination is limited. *If you want seedless fruits, isolate from Monoecious or Gynoecious plants.
Cucumber Growing Information
Transplant: Start 3-4 weeks before desired transplant date, at 1” depth. Seeds will not germinate below 50° F. Plant out after last frost. Can also be direct seeded after last frost, when soil has warmed to 70° F.
Spacing:6-12” apart in rows that are 36-72” apart.
Growth needs:Well-drained soil that is fertile, has warm air and soil temperature, and consistent irrigation. Black plastic or landscape fabric can be used to warm the soil.Plant only gynoecious or parthenocarpic varieties for greenhouse production.
Harvest: When fruit is atdesired size. Harvest regularly to encourage higher yields.
Storage: Store at 45-50° F at 90% relative humidity for 10 days or less. Cucumbers with thinner skins will store better in plastic.