“Bush Slicer” Cucumber Plant
MEG’s “Bush Slicer” Cucumber Plants produce 6-8″ green cucumbers. These plants are heavy producers and will produce multiple rounds of cukes late into the summer.
5 Helpful Points:
- 6″-8″ green cucumbers.
- Expected yield: 12-15+ cucumbers per plant
- Great for salads, sandwiches and fresh snacks
- Full sun preferred
- Won’t tolerate frost. Prefers low temperatures above 55F for best performance
When to expect ripe cucumbers
Fruit may begin to ripen as early as late July depending on weather. This plant will continue to flower and fruit up until the nighttime lows drop below 50F. Expect at least 12-15+ cucumbers per plant.
Meg’s “Bush Slicer” Cucumber Plants grow on fruiting vines. These plants are monoecious which means both female and male flowers are located on the same plant. Because of this, the plants require pollinators (i.e. bees) to distribute the pollen. Hand pollination may be required for successful fruiting to occur if pollinators are not in the area.
Basic care information for lemon cucumber plants
Thoroughly saturate the grow bag with water in the morning before the heat of the day arrives. If daytime highs are consistently above 70F, your plant will need to be watered daily. Check the grow bag frequently by using the finger method described on the bag tag. Apply water to the base of the plant. Avoid splashing water onto any part of the leaves because splashing water can spread diseases.
Stake or brace your cucumber plant before it begins to set fruit. Plants do well on vertical trellises and cages. The vines may also be spread out over the ground. However, securing the vines vertically will make it easier for pollinators to access flowers.
Apply supplemental fertilizer after the first round of cucumbers are harvested. Any balanced fertilizers labelled for fruits and vegetables will be sufficient.
Note: cucumber plants need LOTS of water due to the surface area of the leaves and the water required for fruit development. It may be necessary to add water twice a day on hot/dry days unless watering is automated. Continue to monitor your plant on these hot days.
Check out MEG’s Edible Knowledge Base for more information on cucumber plants.