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Cucumbers Cross Country Third picking

Postby Durgan » Jul 29, 2008 4:30 pm

Cucumbers Cross Country
http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?LQAER 21 July 2008 Cucumbers Cross Country. First picking.
Now only Cross Country is grown. This type satifies my requirements, and Cross Country is a prolific producer. There are total of seven plants in three hills about 25 inches apart.


http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?TFZVA 29 July 2008 Cross Country Cucumbers Third Picking
I didn't get pictures of the second picking, but the quantity was about the same.
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Postby TrailBlaze » Jul 29, 2008 5:36 pm

Those look so yummy and healthy! I love cucs, but have no luck growing them so buy them from local marketers who can.
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Postby butterfly » Jul 29, 2008 7:12 pm

TrailBlaze wrote:Those look so yummy and healthy! I love cucs, but have no luck growing them so buy them from local marketers who can.



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isn't it odd how one veggie will grow like gangbusters for one person and not another

I cant grow carrots and I do not eat them unless right fresh from the garden so need to buy them from local farmers or I would never eat carrots

BTW have you tried growing them from plants already started from the nurseries??
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Re: Cucumbers Cross Country Third picking

Postby JanR » Aug 03, 2008 10:25 am

Durgan your cucumber look great. I take it these are pickling cucumbers. Where to you get Crosscountry from? I looked in my catalogs that I have and couldn't find that variety. I would like to try it next year. I tried pickling cucumbers last year and they never produced enough at one time to pickle them.
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Re: Cucumbers Cross Country Third picking

Postby Durgan » Aug 08, 2008 7:41 pm

http://www.veseys.com/ca/en/store/veget ... osscountry Vesey for cross country seeds.

I grew National Pickling and Cross Country last year (2007). Cross Country was definitely superior in quality and slightly better in production, but National Pickling is still a good choice.
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Re: Cucumbers Cross Country Third picking

Postby butterfly » Aug 29, 2008 5:22 pm

Here is a couple of my Straight 8's this year

I guess these I will grow from now on

I picked 47 from 4 plants and there are still 7 that will be ready in a day or two and lot of little ones coming yet


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Re: Cucumbers Cross Country Third picking

Postby Sharon Bryson » Aug 30, 2008 9:04 am

Hi Bf:
We grew Straight8 this year, and have had way too many cukes! I have been trying to pawn them off on the neighbors.
Almost as bad as zucchini!!
The weather has been great for cukes.
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