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Cucumber, Armenian

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Highly ribbed oriental.

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Heavily ribbed, light green cukes with mild, sweet taste. The fruit grows very long and is best eaten when 24" long and less than 2 1/2" across.
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Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

70 days

Fruit Size The average size of the fruit produced by this product.

24 inches

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

48 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

6-8 inches

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow

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How to Sow and Plant

Sowing Seed Indoors:

  • Direct sowing is recommended, but to get a head start you can grow cucumbers indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost in individual biodegradable pots indoors. Sow 2-3 seeds per pot.
  • Sow seeds ½  inches deep in seed-starting formula
  • Keep the soil moist at 70 degrees F
  • Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days
  • As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night. Raise the lights as the plants grow taller. Incandescent bulbs will not work for this process because they will get too hot. Most plants require a dark period to grow, do not leave lights on for 24 hours.
  • Seedlings do not need much fertilizer, feed when they are 3-4 weeks old using a starter solution (half strength of a complete indoor houseplant food) according to manufacturer’s directions.
  • Thin to one plant per pot.
  • Before planting in the garden, seedling plants need to be “hardened off”. Accustom young plants to outdoor conditions by moving them to a sheltered place outside for a week. Be sure to protect them from wind and hot sun at first. If frost threatens at night, cover or bring containers indoors, then take them out again in the morning. This hardening off process toughens the plant’s cell structure and reduces transplant shock and scalding.

Sowing Directly in the Garden:

  • Sow in directly in the garden in fertile, warm soil after danger of frost has passed. Cucumber seeds will not germinate in soil colder than 60 degrees.
  • Sow seeds 3 inches apart in groups of 4-6. Cover with ½ inch of fine soil.
  • Space groups 19 to 26 inches apart each way.
  • Keep evenly moist.
  • Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days.
  • Thin to 3 or 4 strongest seedlings in each group when they are 1-2 inches high.

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. 
  • Cucumbers have a shallow root system, mulches help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures.
  • Keep plants well-watered during the growing season, especially during dry spells. Plants need about 1-2 inches of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It's best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • As plants grow mulch to control weeds, keep fruits off the ground and conserve moisture
  • Do not move the vines, they are easily injured.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
  • When cucumber seeds are direct-sown along a cucumber fence, vines can be trained to grow upright for easy picking and to save space for other plants to grow. Good companion vegetable plants are direct-sown radishes, bush snap beans, and transplants of compact herbs, peppers, eggplants and tomatoes. Attract bee pollinators by planting daisies such as sunflowers, cosmos, zinnias and coneflower, and mints such as bee balm, sage, oregano and lavender. More bees mean more chances flowers will be pollinated and develop into fruits.

Harvest & Preserving

  • Like most vegetables, cucumbers are tender and tastiest when harvested young before their seeds are fully developed.
  • Slicing cucumber varieties are generally ready for harvest when about six to eight inches long; pickling cucumber types at three to five inches- both in about 50-60 days from seeding.
  • To avoid damage cut fruit from the vine rather than pull
  • Don't allow the fruits to become overripe on the vine as this signals to the plant that the seed-development process is nearly complete and it will shut down.
  • Keep mature cucumber fruits picked to encourage further production. During hot weather cucumbers grow very fast, you may need to harvest every day.
  • Harvest the cucumber fruits early in the morning before the sun hits them for the best flavor and texture.
Days To Maturity
70 days
Fruit Size
24 inches
Sun
Full Sun
Spread
48 inches
Height
6-8 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
Thin
24 inches
Life Cycle
Annual
Cucumber, Armenian is rated 4.428571428571429 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed again For years we've enjoyed your Armenian cucumbers but for the last 3 or 4 years we've purchased your seeds and the cucumber look nothing like those on the package. Instead of the light green smooth skinned cucumbers that don't need to be peeled, we get dark green one with a very irritating fuzz that is hard to scrub off so they have to be peeled and loose their crispness. I'm not sure why so this is happening.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cucumber The best cucumber! Cunchy and you can pickle it too.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Armenian Cucumber We have raise Armenian Cucumber and they produce well in our aided climate (dessert of California) . They seem to grow slowly in the spring but when summer come they take off. They climb fast and produce well. They require adequate water and have good produce.
Date published: 2012-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest cuke ever! I grew Armenian cukes for the first time last year and was more than pleased. Some grew to 27 inches, but were still sweet and crispy. I made sour pickles from them because my pickling cukes did not grow. They stayed crispy when pickled. I will grow them every year. They will definitely grow on trellises this year because they took over my lawn when left to their own devices/
Date published: 2011-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loves heat Although they are called cucumbers, these are actually a melon which tastes like a cuke. Precaution should be taken when planting near other melons, as they may not produce a fruit true to seed the next generation. They love the heat, I grow them in my garden in Phoenix where they grow in the dead of summer, but need a lot of water and well-drained soil with a lot of compost (they can be grown in pure compost just as well!).
Date published: 2010-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful flavor We have grown Armenians for several years now and sold them in the Farmers Markets. Even people who do not like cucumbers like this one. This is a "must grow" as far as we are concerned and have many people looking for them every week, especially after they get a taste. Takes some heat to get them going but once they get there they are good producers.
Date published: 2006-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Armenian Cucumber Tender skin and mild taste
Date published: 2006-05-09
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