Although classified as a cucumber they are actually more closely related to melons than other cucumber varieties - their botanical name is Cucumis melo, while standard varieties are Cucumis sativus. Their variegated skin also appears somewhat like a very small watermelon or a very large cucamelon.
Start seeds indoors 3 - 4 weeks before planting outdoors.
65-80 days to maturity
USDA Hardiness Zones 4-12
Plant Spacing 16 to 24 Inches Apart.
Row Spacing 3 to 5 Feet.
Optimal Temperature post germination 70 - 85 F.
Bush style, short, squat, compact - does not produce vines. The bulk of the fruit grows near a central leader.
This plant is not drought tolerant and needs frequent watering.
Slightly Above Average Yields under proper conditions and care.
Mandurian Round Cucumbers can be planted directly from seed, or from transplanted seedlings. Place transplants or Seeds outside only after the danger of frost has passed in your region.
Pinching off the growth tip of the plants after they have developed 6 or 7 true leaves. This will encourage the production of side shoots and fruits.
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