Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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Organic Straight Eight Cucumber Seeds
Organic Straight Eight Cucumber Seeds (63 days)
Straight Eight Cucumber wasintroduced by Ferry Morse in 1935
Straight 8's are extremely dependable at producing a crop. If you had bad luck with other cucumbers last season, then this is the one to try this year. Eight inches of perfect straight cucumber slicing excellence! You'll be giving them away to the neighbors there are so many!
1937 MacFayden Seed Co. catalog says Straight Eight Cucumber seeds... "A real forward step in Cucumbers. Received the Gold Medal Award in the All American Trials, 1935, and the Mark of Approval of the Manitoba Market Growers' Association on inspection of our Trial Grounds last season. Well grown, it ... ... 8 inches in length, just what the Market wants; is uniformly cylindrical and retains its dark green color, flesh is thick; seed cavity small; flavor excellent. It is early, following the early Pickling sorts in maturity. The most outstanding cucumber developed to date. Originator's stock." 1947 Pike Seed Co. catalog says about Straight Eight Cucumber seeds... "8 inches in length and about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. The long, dark green fruits are well rounded at the ends and show no objectionable striping at the tips. A heavy cropper."
1950 Lindenberg Seed Co. catalog says about Straight Eight Cucumber seeds .. "A favorite for home or market, fruits are straight and about 8 inches long. Its even, deep color and symmetrical shape are outstanding characteristics."
1968 Buckerfield Seed Co. catalog. says about Straight Eight Cucumber seeds.. "We consider this one of the best varieties offered, having a good deep color and superior flavor. The fruit is about 8 inches in length and 2 to 2 1/4 inches in diameter."