Organic Shintokiwa Cucumber
60 days to harvest | Cucumis sativus
Friends! What an extraordinary cucumber!
Shintokiwa’s smooth-skinned fruit, long & slender, has an impressively small seed cavity & a sweet flavor we’ve never tasted in another cucumber. She’s outrageously crunchy with plenty of juice, resisting becoming bitter even as she lengthens past 12 inches. Wow! We’ve found between 6 and 8 inches long to be the magic length of optimum sweetness. If you’d love Shintokiwa straight, train her up a trellis; if you love to let cucumbers spiral as we do, along the ground you’ll be delighted.
It’s true, we loved ‘Suyo Long’ for many years and now love to sow Shintokiwa for her incredible flavor and productivity as well as resistance to Bacterial Wilt.
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