Muncher produces smooth nearly spineless, medium green burpless fruit 6 to 9 inches long. It is a Beit Alpha type, which are very prolific and tender. It can be pickled when young and eaten like an apple even when larger. Approximately 65 days to maturity.
Special Directions for Short Season ClimatesSOWING: For an early start, sow seeds indoors 2 to 3 weeks before setting out. Plant in individual peat pots and cover with 1/4 inch fine soil. Sow seed directly outdoors after all danger of frost has passed and weather has warmed considerably. Indoor started seedlings can be transplanted outdoors after cool weather has passed also.
THINNING AND SPACING: In rows leave 8 to 12 inches between plants. Space rows 3 to 4 feet apart. When planting in hills, leave 6 to 8 plants per hill spaced 4 to 6 feet apart.
GERMINATION: Approximately one week in 70° temperatures; longer cooler weather. Keep
soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Rich well drained soil is ideal for cucumbers. Processed manure or compost are excellent soil additives. Water deep and feed every 3 weeks. Can be grown on trellis or fence for support. Pick fruit carefully and regularly for continued harvest.