Housaku means good harvest and it is a very productive Japanese hybrid cucumber producing more than 90% of female flower. Fruits are smooth skin, dark green color with good flavor making it ideal for both pickling and fresh use. Best when harvested 8-9″ long. Disease resistance to Target Leaf Spot, Glay Mold, Downy mildew. Good for open field and greenhouse growing.
- Warm season annual
- Maturity: Approx. 55-60 days to maturity
- Planting season: Late spring to 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.