Organic Shintokiwa Cucumber’s smooth-skinned fruit, long & slender, has an impressively small seed cavity & a sweet flavor we’ve never tasted in another cucumber.
She’s outrageously crunchy with plenty of juice, resisting becoming bitter even as she lengthens past 12 inches. Wow! We’ve found between 6 and 8 inches long to be the magic length of optimum sweetness. If you’d love Shintokiwa straight, train her up a trellis; if you love to let cucumbers spiral as we do, along the ground you’ll be delighted. 20 seeds
Direct Seed (recommended): Sow 2 seeds every 2’ (thin to 1) with at least 36” between rows after last frost. Trellis for easier harvest, straighter fruits & less disease pressure.
Transplant: Sow indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost in peat pots (plant entire pot) or soil blocks to minimally disturb roots when transplanted with above spacing.
Sowing Date: Soil 70 F, late May – early June
Seed Depth: 1/2 inch
Days to Germination: 3 warm – 10 cool
Days to Maturity: 75
Plant spacing after thinning: 3-4 feet
Height: Full vine
From Fruition Seeds in Naples NY