Standard ridge varieties
These traditional varieties are thick and medium-sized, with a rough knobbly surface.
King of The Ridge’ Fruits are almost spineless. Popular variety.
Burpee Hybrid’ Vigorous and prolific. 22.5 cm (9 inch) cucumbers have a smooth, dark green skin. The plants are reliable.
Patio Pik’ A dwarf variety that will grow in a plant pot. Prolific cropper.
Most ridge cucumbers are a little prickly.
These varieties do not require fertilisation.
‘Sweet Success’ Long fruits, usually seedless. Good resistance to powdery.
Amslic’ Good disease resistance. An absence of.
These are the largest and smoothest-skinned of all outdoor cucumbers. Need to be trained up a frame of netting and poles.
‘Chinese Long Green’ Smooth-skinned fruits about 1’ long.
Tokyo Slicer’ Smooth dark-skinned cucumbers, prolific cropper.
‘Kyoto’ Long, straight smooth cucumbers.
Site and Soil
A well-rottedheap in a sheltered, sunny is ideal.
1. Sow indoors inin April/early May OR –
2. Outside under cloches in the cropping site in mid-May/early June.
Ifindoors, 2 per pot and thin to one as soon as the are large enough to handle. Plant out 90 – 120 cm (3 – 4 inch) apart in late May/early June.
Occasionally give a liquidand plenty of water in dry weather. Stop the main , at six to eight , thus encouraging the side shoots to develop.
Cross-is essential and some hand will help to set fruits.
Put a piece of glass or wood under the fruits to keep them clean.
PESTS AND DISEASES
Slugs can be a problem at the early stages/ andis likely to occur.