Ashley Cucumber Seed

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Cucumis sativus
Ashley Cucumber Seed (65 days)


Ashley was released by Clemson Agricultural Experimental Station, Charleston in 1956.

These productive vines produce 7-8", dark green cucumbers. 

Ashley is an excellent slicing variety.

Got real hot and humid summers?  I'm talking about those hot Southern summers.  Have you had a real problem with downy mildew because of those wet summers?  Then the Ashely is the cucumber for you!  It was bred for just such conditions.

Intermediate resistance to Downy Mildew.

Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region .  CA, FL, TX

Seed Planting Depth

Seeds per gram

Germination Temperature

Days to Germination

Row Spacing

Plant Spacing

100' Row Yield

Sun

1/2-1" 35-40 70-85 3-10 36" 12-24" 150 lb. Full

Cucumis sativus

Planting Tips for Heirloom Cucumber:

Soak seeds overnight before planting either individually in rows or hills of 3-6 seeds each.  Tighter spacing and higher yields can be achieved through trellising the plants on fences or poles.  Continually harvesting will keep the plant producing new fruits.

  • Heirloom cucumbers do not like acidic soil! 
  • Frost tender.  Heirloom cucumbers love warm weather.
  • To get an earlier heirloom cucumber crop start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost.
  • Heirloom cucumbers are thirsty!  Never let them go dry.  Heirloom cucumbers are over 95 % water.  
  • Fertilize heirloom cucumbers with manures BEFORE planting.
  • Cucumber beetles are "supposed" to dislike marigolds or wood ashes sprinkled at the base of  cucumber vines.

Seeding Rate for Heirloom Cucumber:

35,000-40,000 plants/acre, 3-4 lb./acre

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.

 

Cucumbers are such refreshing treats in the summer time. You can eat them sliced with salt, in regular salads or in a cucumber salad. This season we have so many different varieties of cucumbers in the field that our employees have been trying many different ways of preparing them. Try this delicious twist on on a cucumber salad.

Ingredients 

3 Cucumbers (I used Painted Serpant and bush pickle

1 golden beet 

1 carrot 

5 tablespoons of Plain orgranic yogurt

fresh dill and parsley 

salt and pepper to taste

 

1. Slice the cucumbers 

2. Grate carrots and beets 

3. Mix carrots, beets and cucumber together in large bowl

4. Add the yogurt and mix well. 

5. mix in finely chopped parsley and dill

6. Add salt and pepper to taste. 

Then enjoy this refreshing salad on a hot summers afternoon. 

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