Cucumber - Obelix F1 Hybrid
This is an 'American slicer' which performed excellently in our outdoor trials in a poor growing season. The trailing plants produced a good crop of very dark green skinned, 22-25cm cylindrical fruits with soft white spines. The texture is juicy, but crisp, bitter free and has slow seed development. It is ideally suited for slicing for salads and sandwiches.
Sow individually in 7cm pots, or outdoors once frost risk has passed. The plant is strong and ideal for all soil types. Sow thinly in drills 1cm deep and 30cm apart. These encapsulated seeds require moist compost conditions at sowing time for optimum emergence. Thin the seedlings as necessary to 90cm apart.