Can you grow Armenian cucumbers on a trellis?

Can you grow Armenian cucumbers on a trellis?

Armenian cucumbers are best grown on some sort of trellis to keep them off the ground. Trellised fruits will grow straighter.

How fast do Armenian cucumbers grow?

The harvest begins about 70 days after seeding, which is about the same amount of time cucumbers require. Around a month before the last expected spring frost I sow seeds in cell packs and trays under my grow lights, using a heating mat to speed up germination for this heat-loving crop.

How tall do Armenian cucumbers get?

approximately 30 to 36 inches
The Armenian cucumber grows approximately 30 to 36 inches (76 to 91 cm) long. It grows equally well on the ground or on a trellis. Armenian cucumber plants prefer to grow in full sun for most of the day. The fruit is most flavorful when it is 12 to 15 inches (30 to 38 cm) long.

Should I cut the top of my cucumber plant?

The short answer is yes, it’s okay to prune cucumbers, but I guess that doesn’t really say much. Both cucumbers’ vegetative and reproductive growth needs to be balanced. Anyone who’s ever looked at a cucumber plant can see that it is often the vegetative growth that’s left to run amok.

How often should you water Armenian cucumbers?

Keep the soil continuously moist for the best growing conditions. Give the Armenian cucumbers at least 1 1/2 inches of water each week. Thin the cucumbers so they’re about a foot apart.

What is the best fertilizer for cucumber?

Cucumbers need moderate nitrogen and high phosphorus and potassium, so an organic plant food with the first number lower than the last two (like 3-4-6) is good.

How big does an Armenian cucumber plant get?

They are apt to twist and coil growing on the ground, but develop nice and straight when hanging from a trellis. Fruits reach 24 inches long, best harvested at about 18 inches. The classic Armenian “Cucumber” which is actually a melon genetically.

When is the right time to harvest Armenian cucumbers?

Harvesting Armenian Cucumber The right time to harvest the plant is when the cucumbers grow 8-10 inches long. The length also depends on the variety. You can also tap on the cucumber to see if they are hard and feel crisp to touch.

Do you need to peel an Armenian cucumber?

Enjoy the harvest of Armenian cucumbers from your garden. A few plants will give you almost more Armenian cucumbers than you can use. Here are a few ways to enjoy them: No need to peel; skin on young Armenian cucumbers is thin and edible.

How tall does a cucumber plant need to be?

Before planting, prepare soil by amending with compost. When it is warm outside (consistent days above 65 ℉, and 80℉ is even better) plant 2-3 seeds ½ to 1 inch deep about 1 foot apart. When seeds are 3-4 inches tall, thin to 1 plant every foot.

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