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Cucumber, Satsuki Madori
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Cucumis sativus

The refreshing flavor of this rare Asian variety is extremely delicious, burpless, and never bitter. The long, slender fruits have tender, dark green skin and few seeds. Trellis the vines for straight fruit, or enjoy the equally delightful curved fruits that form on the ground.

Calendar Days to Harvest: 65

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04997 Pack, Cucumber, Satsuki Madori
55 seeds $ 3.49
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06578 Bulk, Cucumber, Satsuki Madori
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500 seeds $ 19.99
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  • Open Pollinated
  • Size: 4 -6 feet vine, 10 -16 inch fruit
  • Hardiness: Tender Annual
  • Easy to Grow: Yes
  • Seed Planting Depth: 0.50"
  • Days to Germination: 7-10 days
  • Plant spacing within a row: 18"-24"
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Start From Seed: Detailed instructions for direct seeding, or starting seeds indoors and transplanting.
Cucumbers are almost always direct seeded, but can also be started indoors. Direct seed when soil temperatures reach 65–70°F and all danger of frost has passed; ½ to ¾ inch deep, 3 seeds grouped together every 18-24 inches, allowing 36-48 inches between rows. Thin to one plant per spot. To start indoors, fill 4 inch pots with a sterile seed staring mix. Plant 2 seeds per pot and thin to one plant by snipping off the weaker seedling at the soil level. Harden-off seedlings for 5–7 days prior to transplanting. Cucumbers do not like having their roots disturbed, so transplant outside carefully after all danger of frost has passed and weather is warm and settled.
Growing Conditions: Growing seasons, soil types, water and fertility requirements.
Cucumbers are a frost sensitive, warm season crop, but since they mature quickly they can be grown in regions with short summers. They grow best on fertile, light soils with a pH of 5.8–6.7. Drip irrigation is preferable. Asian varieties must be trellised to produce straight fruit.
Pest Prevention: Organic solutions to common problems.
Practice 3 year crop rotations among all Cucurbit family crops (cucumbers, melons and squash) and choose disease resistant varieties (see product descriptions). Spray young seedlings with insecticidal soap, pyrethrins and neem oil or cover with floating row cover to prevent cucumber beetle damage and the Bacterial Wilt they can vector, but uncover plants during flowering for pollination. Avoid overhead irrigation and mulch to reduce incidence of Powdery and Downy Mildew. Control aphids and use disease resistant varieties to prevent Cucumber Mosaic Virus (CMV). See our merchandise section for related products.
Harvest: Is it ready yet? When to harvest and how to store your garden produce.
Harvest by cutting fruit from the vines. Keep regularly picked and remove old fruit to encourage continuous fruit set. Cucumbers are best eaten fresh, but may be stored at 50–55°F for about a week. Chilling damage may occur at temperatures below 45°F so cucumbers don’t usually keep well in the refrigerator.
5 based on 1 reviews

An Excellent and Foolproof Cuke Choice

by 4408961 on 2/2/2014 11:40:56 AM

I was skeptical that a Japanese variety would thrive in my New England climate, but I was blown away by the fruit on these vines! I thought I was supposed to harvest them when they were long and thin, but when I let them grow longer and thicker, they were even better. They aren't bulky with seeds, the skin is nice and thin and I didn't have a single issue with any kind of pest. They are very similar to the European cucumbers we see in grocery stores. Once they started bearing fruit, the fruit grew quickly and frequently. I don't recall that they took long to set fruit. I had so many I had to pickle them and they held up well. I'm definitely using this variety again.

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