Cucumber Seeds - Straight Eight


55-60 days. Straight Eight Cucumber Seeds. Cucumis sativus. Non-GMO. Heirloom. Nearly a century-old American heirloom, the Straight Eight is an award-winning slicing cucumber known for its uniformly straight 8 inch fruits. The Straight Eight debuted as a 1935 All-America Selection vegetable winner for reliable production and dual purpose for pickling and raw eating. Fully mature cucumber plants produce so vigorously that even two plants may be a bit much for home. Approx 1058 seeds/oz.

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Growing Non-GMO Straight Eight Cucumber Vegetable Seeds

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  • Latin Name: Cucumis sativus
  • Hardiness Zone: Annual 3-11
  • Days to Maturity: 55-60
  • Days to Germination: 3-10
  • Seeding Depth: 1"
  • Plant Spacing: 36-48"
  • Row Spacing: 36-48"
  • Plant Height: 6-12"
  • Growth Habit: Vining
  • Soil Preference: Loamy, sandy, fertilized, well drained
  • Temperature Preference: 65-85 °F
  • Light Preference: Full sun
  • Pests and Diseases: Watch for cucumber beetles, squash bugs, aphids. Mildew and spotting may occur in poorly drained soil.
  • Straight Eight Color: Softer green skin compared to some dark slicing cucumbers
  • Straight Eight Flavor: Sweet and crunchy

  • How to Grow Straight Eight Cucumber from Seed

    Cucumber is a warm weather crop best if begun indoors 4-6 weeks prior to final spring frost. Plant 3-4 seeds 1" deep per individual cell in loamy, sandy, well-drained soil with a pH of 6-6.5. Seeds germinate in 3-10 days, transplanting best starts 36-48" apart in the garden once true leaves establish. Cucumbers perform best when grown on 8" tall mounds and provided a trellis to minimize crowding. Shallow roots will benefit from regular watering and top layer of mulch. Bush varieties perform well in pots and containers.

    Straight 8's are extremely dependable at producing a crop. Bad luck with other cucumbers last season, then this is the one to try this year. Eight inches of perfect straight cucumber slicing excellence! You'll be giving them away to the neighbors there are so many!

    Straight Eight Cucumber in the Vegetable Garden

    The Straight Eight is large with a small seed cavity. Since this variety is mature in just fifty eight days, a steady harvest can be achieved by planting regularly throughout the season. AAS Winner. 8 inch fruits are dark green with white spines and small seed cavity.

    Straight Eight cucumber seeds need full sun and should be planted in warm soil with a pH level between 6 and 6.8. Sow the seeds an inch deep with 36 inches between plants. If you are using a trellis, a foot between plants is adequate. Cucumbers will need regular watering while growing. When ready to harvest, cut the Straight Eight cucumbers at the stem.

    Harvesting Straight Eight Cucumbers

    Many varieties of cucumber are ready for harvest about 60 days from sowing while smaller pickling varieties may be ready sooner. Ripe cucumbers are solid green and firm, becoming bitter and yellow if left on the vine too long. Classic slicing cucumbers are sweetest when 7-9" long, becoming starchy and grainy when reaching 12" or more. Remove fruits with scissors or a knife rather than twisting or plucking to prevent damaging the vine.

    Cucumbers are a great garden vegetable to eat right off the vine, in a salad, or mixed into plain yogurt with herbs.

    About Straight Eight Cucumber Garden Seeds

    1935 All-America Selections - Vegetable Winner

    Straight Eight Cucumber was introduced by Ferry Morse in 1935

    1937 MacFayden Seed Co. catalog says Straight Eight Cucumber seeds...

    "A real forward step in Cucumbers. Received the Gold Medal Award in the All American Trials, 1935, and the Mark of Approval of the Manitoba Market Growers' Association on inspection of our Trial Grounds last season. Well grown, it ... ... 8 inches in length, just what the Market wants; is uniformly cylindrical and retains its dark green color, flesh is thick; seed cavity small; flavor excellent. It is early, following the early Pickling sorts in maturity. The most outstanding cucumber developed to date. Originator's stock."

    1947 Pike Seed Co. catalog says about Straight Eight Cucumber seeds...

    "8 inches in length and about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. The long, dark green fruits are well rounded at the ends and show no objectionable striping at the tips. A heavy cropper."

    1950 Lindenberg Seed Co. catalog says about Straight Eight Cucumber seeds...

    "A favorite for home or market, fruits are straight and about 8 inches long. Its even deep color and symmetrical shape are outstanding characteristics."

    1968 Buckerfield Seed Co. catalog. says about Straight Eight Cucumber seeds...

    "We consider this one of the best varieties offered, having a good deep color and superior flavor. The fruit is about 8 inches in length and 2 to 2 1/4 inches in diameter."

    Recommended by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. "These seed varieties have been tested and proven resilient in the Florida backyard garden."

    Straight Eight Cucumber Seeds Per Package:

    • 3 g - Approximately 112 Seeds
    • 1 oz- Approximately 1058 Seeds
    • 4 oz - Approximately 4,232 Seeds
    • 1 lb - Approximately 16,928 Seeds
    • 5 lb - Approximately 84,640 Seeds
    • 25 lb - Approximately 423,200 Seeds

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