This traditional variety is from the historic Yamato Province now known as Nara Prefecture of Japan. Sanjaku means three feet. This cucumber variety produces a generous crop of remarkably long, narrow fruit. It is best if harvested up to 2 feet long with a 2" diameter. The fruits have white flesh, relatively small seed cavity, and sweet flavor. It has a monecious flowering habit (plant produces both male and female flowers) and moderate resistance to both downy and powdery mildew.
- Warm season annual
- Approx. 18-20 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
- Average 17,000 seed count per pound.
- Maturity: Approx. 50-75 daus
- Planting season: Late spring/early summer
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Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in late spring/early summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Or start seeds indoors and transplant when weather warms. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Optimum growing temperatures are 75°F daytime and 60°F at night. Train to climb a vertical support for better air circulation, straighter fruits, and ease of harvest.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: The flesh is very crisp, firm, and mostly eaten fresh.