A Container Cuke for All Climates!
Harvest this AAS winner young for pickles or full-size for slicers!
Variety: Saladmore Bush Hybrid
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 30 seeds
Days to Maturity: 55
Fruit Color: Green
Seeds Per Pack: 30
Plant Height: 8 in – 10 in
Plant Width: 24 in
Additional Characteristics: Direct Sow,Trellises,Award Winner,Edible,Season Extenders
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Harvest Season: Early Summer,Late Spring,Late Summer,Mid Summer
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Anthracnose,Cucumber Mosaic Virus,Disease Resistant,Heat Tolerant,Powdery Mildew,Scab
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy
(P)?Pkt of 30 seeds
55 days from direct-sowing.
Now you can grow delicious cukes on the patio, porch, or any other sunny spot! This 2014 All-America Selection is compact enough for containers, yet bears heavily. And the fruit is absolutely delicious!
Saladmore Bush Hybrid is ideal for warm climates, but is so well-adapted that you will find it easy to grow and productive just about anywhere. The cukes are dark green and straight, heavy for their size and absolutely bursting with flavor. Pick them small (3 inches or so) for pickling, or let them reach full size for slices and spears. The growin’s easy!
Saladmore has a bushy rather than a vining habit (hence its name), reaching just 2 feet wide. Let it spill over the sides of pots, tubs, and even baskets, extending your vegetable garden far beyond the soil of the backyard! And despite its petite size, Saladmore is quite productive: the average plant will produce 10 to 12 cukes.
The secret of its great performance is its disease resistance: Saladmore stands up to anthracnose, cucumber mosaic virus, powdery mildew, and scab. The mildew resistance means that these plants can withstand humid, rainy, wet climates, such as the deep south and the Pacific Northwest. And the general disease resistance makes Saladmore a great choice for beginning gardeners!
Direct-sow the seeds in a sunny spot in the garden or in containers after all danger of frost is past. For an earlier crop, you can also begin the seeds indoors, transplanting when the first true leaf appears. Cucumbers can be allowed to grow on the ground or loll over the sides of containers, but for longer, straighter fruit with better support, grow the plant in a cage or on a trellis, allowing 1 foot between plants in the garden, or one plant per container. Keep Saladmore well-watered, and pick the fruits promptly; they can become tough if left too long on the plant. Pkt is 30 seeds.