Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
CUCUMIS sativus 'Pearl'
Cucumber, Pearl Cucumber
Beautiful iridescent white cucumbers cover the prolific vines of ‘Pearl’ in summer. The medium-sized fruits are crisp, crunchy and taste best when harvested young. Fruits are ready to harvest 65 days after planting.
Mature cucumbers are elongated or rounded and have small prickles along the skin. Some are bred to be harvested young for pickles while others are raised to be harvested when more mature and used for slicing. Overripe specimens turn yellow and have softer flesh and large, firm and inedible seeds, so it’s best to harvest them when they are young and crisp.
Grow your cucumbers in full sun and fertile, evenly moist, perfectly drained garden loam. After threat of frost has passed, sow cucumber seeds directly in the ground. If transplanting container-grown plants take care to not damage their tender white roots unless they are root-bound. Root-bound plants can be saved only if their roots are gently teased apart before planting. Be sure to harvest fruits regularly, so they will continue to flower and produce fruit.
Cucumbers may be trained on a trellis or cage or allowed to ramble freely across the ground. Fresh or pickled, cucumbers are a favorite vegetable, and they are as easy to grow as they are tasty.
12 - 1
A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
6"-10" / 15.2cm - 25.4cm
6'-8' / 1.8m - 2.4m
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Indeterminate
Hybrid Origin, Southern Asia
Light Yellow, Dark Green, Ivory
Green, Dark Green
Green, Dark Green, Yellow Green
Edible, Herb / Vegetable, Vine
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