Mini Cucumbers are mostly native of Middle and South America and make annual vines from a perennial rootstock. Even if grown as annual vines in pots they make plenty of small, decorative fruits. These are edible in several species and have a cucumber-like, deliciously refreshing taste. They may be eaten raw or sliced in salads. The mini cucumber is easily cultivated in any humus-rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot with sufficient watering and fertilization during summer. If grown as a perennial, keep the dormant rootstock almost completely dry in winter at a minimum of some 10°C. Plants will vigorously re-sprout in following spring.
Sow the small seeds flat in early spring under protected glass at a minimum of some 20°C. Transplant seedlings to the garden or larger pots in any rich soil after last cold nights occurred in late spring.
20 seeds per package.