Poona Kheera Cucumber Seeds - (Cucumis sativus)

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SKU:
V1433
Seed Count:
Approx 35 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
50-60 days
Organic:
Yes
Days to Germination:
5-7 days @ 75-95F
Plant Spacing:
18-24"
Light Preference:
Full sun
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Poona Kheera Cucumber - (Cucumis sativus)
  • Poona Kheera Cucumber - (Cucumis sativus)
$3.15

Description

Poona Kheera Cucumber - The Golden Cucumber

An heirloom cucumber from Poona, India with delicious fruit that are at first cream or light green in color then turn light golden brown. The flesh is crisp, juicy, delicate and very different from that of a conventional cucumber. Traditionally sold when skin is light-green, but flavor is best and sweetest when skin is just turning brown. 

Very heavy producer and trellising makes it easier to find fruit. Needs some space to spread out, not suited for square foot gardening or very small gardens unless planted along a fence or trellised up a wall.

History

Cucumbers are thought to have originated in India at the foot of the Himalayas, and cultivated in western Asia for 3,000 years. Well known by the ancient Greeks and Romans, introduced to China in the 2nd century BC. Columbus brought cucumbers to the New World in 1494.

Uses

Great for fresh use, canning, relish and pickles. Stores longer than other cucumbers.

Growing Tip

Cucumbers need to be continuously harvested to keep up production. If the fruits yellow on the vine the plant will stop producing altogether, To harvest twist them off the vine or snip them with clippers to make sure you do not damage the vines.

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1 Review

  • 5
    Poona fun to grow

    Posted by Myrthal, ID on Jul 22nd 2017

    Poona Kheera is so fun to grow as people walk through your garden they ask what that is, it so fun to watch their faces when you tell them it is a cucumber. They have a hard time believing you. Give it a try and see how much fun it is and how good.

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