Salt and Pepper cucumbers are pale yellow to white with dark black spines giving the cucumber a 'salt and pepper' appearance. The skin darkens to a deeper yellow as it matures. The meat of this cuke is greenish yellow and has a low seed to flesh ratio. They are crisp and taste just like cucumbers - ya think.
Classified as a slicing cucumber they are also suitable for pickling.
Germination: 7 to 10 days.
Maturity: Roughly 50 days
USDA Zones: 3 to 9
Depth: 1/2 inch deep.
Spread: 36 to 60 inches. Spread varies dependent on Planting system used, mounds, trellis etc.
Yield: Slightly Above Average
For Direct seeding daytime temps should be above 70 but not much higher than 85 F 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 5 to 6 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.