Olympian is a high yielding slicing cucumber that is similar to marketmore varieties such as Marketmore 76 Cucumbers. It was introduced in 1985 by Hollar Seed Company of Colorado, primarily for commercial use, but has gained popularity amongst Home gardeners.
It produces healthy yields of straight 8 - 9" cucumbers over an extended harvest period. It was bred in part for increased disease resistance, it has resistance to downy mildew, powdery mildew, scab, anthracnose and angular leaf spot.
Color - Dark Green
Trellising or supports are generally needed
* Seed Spacing 4-6 inches
Plant Spacing 24 to 36 inches
Row Spacing 3-5 Ft.
Maturity 55 to 65 Days
Soil Temperature should be 70 - 90 F for best results
USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 14
Fruit Size 8 - 9 inches
Optimal Temperature post germination 70 - 85 F.
This plant is not drought tolerant and needs frequent watering.
Slightly Above Average Yields.
For Direct seeding daytime temps should be above 70 but not much higher than 85 F. Sow at least a week following the last frost. * You may need to thin out some of the weaker plants as they begin to develop.
Plant cucumber seeds 1/2 to 1 inch deep and thin the seedlings to one plant every 12 inches in the row or to three cucumber plants every 36 inches in the hill system.
Plant cucumber transplants 1 to 2 feet apart in rows 3 to 5 feet apart when they have two to four true leaves
For greenhouse or Hydroponic Cucumbers it is best to prune to one central leader on each trellis.