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Costa Cuke Seeds

$6.19

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This seed variety will give you plenty of cukes when all the other varieties fail! These cucumbers are great for pickles, salads, or cooked as a vegetable.

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The original seed from this unique variety was saved by a Hawai'i Network seed grower while farming in Costa Rica. The Hawai'i Seed Growers Network has been trialing this seed in Hawai'i for several years and is excited to offer it to gardeners in Hawai'i. It is a strong grower that has a good ability to fend off the pickleworm, better than any open pollinated cucumber varieties they have trialed to date. Costa Cuke is very productive with good disease resistance and production and keeps on producing even when the vine is affected by mildew.

Direct seed or transplant. Fertilize lightly after plants begin vigorous growth. Trellis the robust vines or allow them to ramble on the ground.

Harvest: Pick when small or allow the fruits to grow larger and turn a russet-yellow, don’t mistake this as over-ripeness, even at this stage they are wonderfully crisp, and flavorful and will store for a long time in the refrigerator.

Growing cucumbers (and some of the other cucurbits) in Hawai‘i can be difficult due to the introduced pest the pickleworm. Costa Cucumber seems to stand up to it the best but they do recommend treating 1x a week with Bt organic approved. This will give you a longer production season and help to control the population of this pest on other of its host plants.

You can read more about the pickleworm and its lifecycle HERE:

Cultivation:
Depth: 1/2"
Spacing: 12"
Full Sun/Partial Shade
Days to Maturity: 60-70 days
Open Pollinated - HEIRLOOM
20 seeds/pkt

Packets are made of paper and need to stay dry and in cool, dark storage.
Store in a cool DRY place with NO moisture or the seeds will sprout!

Hawai‘i Seed Growers Network

The Hawaiʻi Seed Growers Network is a statewide group of artisanal farmers that have worked together over the past 13 years to develop and grow high-quality, locally grown, and adapted seed varieties for Hawai‘iʻs home gardeners and market farmers. Varieties selected for their online marketplace have been tested for multiple years by seed growers on their farms and gardens under Hawai‘i’s unique and diverse, subtropical climatic conditions. Seed growers carefully observe, hand select, and harvest from only the best plants to ensure well-adapted, healthy seeds sprout and grow well in your home garden. All seeds are open-pollinated (OP) varieties that allow you to begin saving your own seed, improving and strengthening these varieties in your home garden. Seeds are properly dried, tested for germination according to USDA standards, and carefully stored to ensure viability at N. Kohala Seed Bank, Nahelehele. Growing tips and seed-saving information are available on the Hawaiʻi Seed Growers Network website through the Blogs and Resource pages at: hawaiiseedgrowersnetwork.com.

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