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Cucumber, Bragger Hybrid

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Bountiful, adaptable, versatile plants produce sweet, crunchy cukes by the bushel.

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Enjoy sweet summer bliss with our new, never-bitter cucumber! Bountiful, adaptable, versatile plants produce sweet, crunchy cukes by the bushel—as many as 65–70 fruit per plant. Thrives from the dry deserts of California to the warm, humid East Coast. Easy to grow. Great fresh or pickled.
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Type Some flowers and vegetables fall into subcategories that may define how they grow (such as pole or bush), what they are used for (such as slicing tomatoes or shelling peas), flower type, or other designations that will help you select the type of a class of plant that you are looking for.

Slicing

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

45 days

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

6 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.

6 feet

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

20 inches

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  • Cucumbers

    Cucumbers
    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    S S Succession Planting This means that the plants have multiple harvests in a season
    First Date: May-16 - Last Date: Jun-13
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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 1 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.
Type
Slicing
Days To Maturity
45 days
Fruit Size
6 inches
Sun
Full Sun
Spread
6 feet
Height
20 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
Thin
2 feet
Cucumber, Bragger Hybrid is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Appropriately named! I started 12 seeds indoors in late April- got about 75% germination & planted them outside in May. They performed well and produced more cukes than I had anticipated. Then in late June some space opened up at the far edge of my garden next to a small fence, so I stuck some seeds there, and then I forgot all about them. Around a month later as I was checking out another crop nearby I was shocked to find that most of the seeds had not only sprouted, but they were climbing up the fence & growing small cukes all over the vines! So I had a second crop, even larger than the first one. The weather during that time was warm and humid with regular rainfall. I didn't fertilize or mulch the second batch. Can't beat that!
Date published: 2018-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So excited! Just got my first two and tons coming! This is my first time growing cucumbers, can anyone tell me why the one is white on the bottom, I just moved the leaves so may be it didn't get any light?
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Cucumbers Bragger Hybrid Cucumbers grow exceptionally well, and have a very pleasant taste.
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As advertised! Vigorous, fruitful, sweet, crisp! First of all, I had 100% gemination on these seeds. That all by itself made me pleased. Then, all the plants were every forgiving, especially for cucumbers. I'd started them indoors and then got sick right when I was going to harden them off and they got too big inside to easily properly acclimate all of them so some of them got transplant shock... But they didn't seem to care! The leaves bleached but it just kept growing like nothing was amiss. And now... I'm overrun with cucumbers. There's at least six to harvest every day, probably more that are hiding that I can't see - they have exploded with foliage growth over the last two weeks, and I couldn't keep up with it so I let them do their thing. Cucumbers everywhere! I've eaten a ton just plain (sweet as advertised!), given half a dozen to my neighbor, as many to my aunts, just made three 1litre jars of fridge pickles, and tomorrow's another big harvest. I'm extremely pleased. I'm definitely going to be growing these again next year!
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good slicing cucumber These took a little time to get started but now that they are producing are real winners. The cucumbers are mellow and firm and they seem to be able to tolerate quite a bit and still grow voraciously. Probably the thirstiest vegetable in my garden this year.
Date published: 2018-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent producer I bought these for the short summers we have here in Ohio. These are heavy producers with fresh cucumbers of the vine every day. Also require minimal care, very pest resistant.
Date published: 2018-07-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great tasting I really like these for eating, salads, etc. None bitter so far. I do not recommend these for pickling. Too many odd sizes and not so cruchy once pickled.
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly! I am not a fan of cucumbers. I plant them for my family. However, his cucumber is amazing. I had cucumbers since the end of June. The plants produce a lot of cukes. They are the best tasting cucumbers I have ever had,
Date published: 2018-07-10
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