Thursday, June 18, 2009

A cuke to try...

From Southern Exposure.

Poinsett 76 CUCUMBER
{als, an, dm, pm, spm} 67 days. [Developed cooperatively by Clemson and Cornell.] An improved version of 'Poinsett' having multiple disease tolerance. Produces dark green cukes about 7 to 8 in. long and 2-l/2 in. in diameter. The best open-pollinated variety for the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic coastal areas as a disease-resistant main crop garden variety. Pkt.

3 comments:

Randy said...

That stuns me that an open-pollinated curcurbit can be resistant to so many common diseases. I knew that Seminole Pumpkin seems to survive the anthracnose attacks it receives.

Now, I need to do some research and find out what all those abbreviations represent. The only one I can figure out (without help) is an=anthracnose.

Randy and Alison said...

When you say "A cuke to try"... that means you are trying it or you've already tried it and suggest that we should? I'm open for anything, but I'm more ready to jump on the tried and true! Sometimes I think the seed descriptions hold true for everywhere but Florida. :-< And they're from Southern Exposure, right?

Central FLA Gardener said...

haven't tried them yet... i will. another to check out is the metki melon, which tastes just like a cuke. yes, from Southern Exposure