Arboga White, organic seeds
Appeared in the assortment of several seed companies around the turn of the 20th century. The variety has been documented since the late 1800s and has been cultivated considerably earlier than that. The seeds was found in the old gene pool of Gatersleben in the former East Germany. "Classic Swedish 19th century variety: chubby, 20 cm long, white fruit with small seed pods. Unbeatable taste. Best for bench crops." - it says in the description.
We have not only grown it in benches, but also in greenhouse and open field, where it works excellently. Arboga White offers a large, uniform crop with excellent durability. Used both as a cucumber for salads and for pickled gherkins. Only available in portions of about 10 seeds.
|Scientific name:||Cucumis sativus|
|Botanic family:||The Squash Family - Cucurbitaceae|
|Days to maturity:||55|
|Sowing time:||Pre-cultivate: April–June|
|Sowing depth:||1–2 cm|
|Plant spacing:||25–35 cm|
|Row spacing:||100–150 cm|
|Germination time:||5–7 days|
SowingThe seeds are usually sown indoors or in a hotbed 4-5 weeks before planting outside. Sow in pots, 1-2 cm deep and 3-4 seeds in each one. The fastest and most reliable germination is at a temperature of 22-26°C. Thin out to 1-2 plants in each pot and keep them in a light, airy place. Temper the plants before setting them out, which should be when the soil has warmed up and all risk of frost is over. In really warm places it is possible to sow them directly.
SpacingBetween the plants 10-25 cm, between the rows 100-150 cm. The climbing vines of the cucumber can be bound up to save space.
HarvestHarvest the cucumbers gradually as they reach the desired length. Do not let them overgrow and become unappetizing. Fresh cucumbers cannot be stored for any length of time, but pickled or soured they can last a while.
Seed30-40 seeds/g, one portion yields 10-15 good seedlings when pre-cultivated or sows about 2-3m. 50 g yield 1000 seedlings and sows about 100m.
A portion contains about 10 seeds.