Cucumber – Salad Bush

Product Info

AAS Winner 1988!  Using only 2 square feet of garden space per plant, it is perfect for small gardens or containers and it’s kid friendly!  Excellent slicer, the dark green fruits are 1-1/2″ in diameter, and 6-8″ long with good yields.  Planting several successions of plantings will ensure plenty throughout the summer.  Salad Bush has great resistance to Powdery and Down Mildew and many other cucumber diseases.  Keeping older fruits picked will encourage continued production.  Harvest early in the day and your cucumbers will be crispier.

Exposure: Full sun

Matures: 47 days

Spacing: 24″ apart

Kid Friendly: Yes

Container Friendly: Yes

Heirloom: No

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DIG THIS!   about Cucumbers:

The inside temperature of a cucumber can be 20 degrees F cooler than the outside.  Cucumbers consist of 95% water and each slice is only about 8 calories.  Keeping the ripe fruits picked at least every other day will encourage new growth and more pickles.

Cucumbers are also very popular as a skin care product.  Cucumbers contain silica, a mineral that can boost collagen production to lessen those fine lines around the eyes.  Refresh your eyes by placing cucumber slices over your closed eyes for 15 minutes.  You can also grate some cucumbers and apply to the area under the eyes for 20 minutes, then rinse with cool water.