The name says it all—these cucumbers grow straight and measure 8 inches long. Easy to grow and prolific, this heirloom variety is the perfect plant for young gardeners. The fruits are rounded at the ends with dark green skin. Though most commonly considered slicers, Straight Eights can also be pickled. With vines trailing up to 8 feet, this variety is best grown on a trellis—it makes the fruit easier to harvest, too.
- Full sun (six to eight hours)
- 6.0 to 6.8
- 5 to 9
- Plant 3 to 4 feet apart
- Water deeply 1 inch a week to keep soil evenly moist
- Grows to 8 inches
- Easy to grow
- Long vines perfect for trellising
- Great for snacking, salads, and pickling
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