} Tokyo LONG Green Cucumber Seeds, Tokiwa, ASIAN VEGETABLES

Tokyo LONG Green Cucumber Seeds, Tokiwa, ASIAN VEGETABLES

$ 3.95
SKU P27835S
Use in salads and for tsukemono (pickling). Marinate in su vinegar dressing for a refreshing salad Also known as ‘Tokyo Green’, this uniform, dark green variety grows 1.5” in diameter and 9-10” long and has small spines. Retains good flavor when large. Expect high yields.
  • Warm season annual
  • Maturity: Approx. 55-60 days
  • Planting season: Late spring/early summer
Direct-sow seeds in a sunny spot after all danger of frost is past or start indoors and transplant when the first true leaf appears. Cucumbers can be allowed to grow on the ground, but for longer, straighter fruit and to save garden space, grow them in a cage or on a trellis, allowing 1 foot between plants. Keep them well watered and keep the fruits picked promptly. 

PLANTING Options How to Plant Cucumbers Cucumbers can be planted in containers, rows, hills, or raised beds. Be warned: one plant produces a lot of cucumbers. And, some plants can produce all summer long. So, think about spacing out plantings to harvest all season. Containers
Hills A hill of cucumbers. Know what this it? Because, I thought I had it down pat, and I was wrong. I thought it was about mounding the dirt for water retention around the roots. Well, sort of, but there’s more to it than just that.
Vine crops are often grown this way, like cucumbers, squash, and melons. The idea of hill planting is to start the root system in the center. From there they grow outwards, not competing with each other for water or soil nutrients.
Again, hill planting is for your vine cucumbers. Hills need to be about 3 feet apart. Plant about 5 or so seeds in the hill. Once seedlings have established, reduce to only three plants. Instead of pulling up the seedling, just cut it off. This will prevent any disruption to the root system.
Remember, vine cucumber plants are better trellised. These plants have healthier vines, and harvesting is easier since you can see the fruit. Check here for a ton of information on home grown trellised cucumbers.
Raised Beds You can plant any type of cucumber in a raised bed. The benefit of using raised beds with cucumbers is soil drainage. Raised beds, in general, will provide well drained soil. I keep saying raised beds are my preferred gardening method. There’s a reason I say this: it makes gardening easier! It’s easier to reach the vegetables, control soil health, and control pests and weeds.
Suggestions:  Keep fruits picked to encourage more production. . Keep soil moderately moist during germination. Water deep and feed every 3 weeks.
Reminder:  Plant some fresh dill for homemade pickles.
Companion Plants for Cucumbers Growing these companion plants around cucumbers will be helpful: nasturtiums, radishes, marigolds, sunflowers, peas, beets, carrots, and dill.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews

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Non descript origins

I received the seed in a small plastic bag with minimal information on it. I would like to know where these seed came from because if they came from China (which is known for their polluted soil), I won't use them.


I have never received the seeds.


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I had these 2 years ago and they produced quite well! I couldn’t get them earlier from my seed store so kept trying the internet till you got some more.