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Mercury Hybrid Cucumber F1

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Mercury Cucumber is a monoecious variety. Produces large harvests of dark-green cucumbers with thin skins and a small seed cavity. Cucumis sativus. 55 days to maturity.

30 seeds per packet

Description

Be sure to check out our Cucumber Growing Guide to learn more about how you can successfully grow cucumbers at home.

Mercury Cucumber is a hybrid, beit-alpha type, thin-skinned cucumber that is monoecious variety. Mercury Cucumber can be grown in a greenhouse but is ideal for outdoor production. Fruits have thin skins and don't need to be peeled. They are shiny, dark green, and usually average 8" long when allowed to reach a larger size. Fruits have a small seed cavity and small Seeds. Mercury can be used as a pickling variety when harvested small or can be used as a slicer when allowed to get larger.

Cucumbers perform best when direct-seeded. They do not perform as well when transplanted. Cucumbers may be direct-seeded by hand or with a walk-behind seeder. To obtain a good stand of plants, we suggest planting Seeds every 6-8" inches and thinning to one seed per foot.

Cucumbers are a vining plant and grow best when given a trellised structure to climb. Use a strong trellis that is well-supported with deeply driven stakes. Keeping plants off the ground will reduce the potential of plant diseases like mildews and other diseases that can result from excess plant moisture.

Trellising will also keep the fruits cleaner and save time with harvesting and processing. It will also help to prevent fruit discoloration or yellowing from sitting on the soil surface. Our Hortonova Trellis Netting works great for trellising cucumbers and is easy to install.

Mercury Cucumber Planting Information

Planting Method: direct seed

When to Plant: after last frost

Planting Depth: 1/2"

Seed Spacing: 12"

Row Spacing: 5-6'

Days to Maturity: 55

Disease Tolerance: Powdery Mildew, Cucumber Mosaic Virus

Customer Reviews

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Steve Thompson
Mercury Cucumber

I have had OUTSTANDING RESULTS with this cucumber.. I will continue to order these as long as you have them available

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Rebecca
Love these!

My first cucumbers to grow, and I couldn't be happier! 100% germination, and grew like crazy! Made the best refrigerator pickles, and people kept asking for more jars! I'll be planting these from now on! Thanks, Hoss!

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Tracy

I've bought these seeds two different times and i mostly got male flowers, very few females.
Very disappointed.

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Olga
Quick to grow and produce cukes!!

The Mercury cucumber seeds grew quickly with immediate cucumbers appearing on ever bloom. I just picked the 1st one and it is delicious. Nice thin skin with a refreshing flavor and snacking quality. I will definitely be planting these next season!!

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Phyllis
1 out of 5

I planted this variety along with another Hoss cucumber described as gynoecious. I also planted three others which i have grown in high tunnel for 7 years to compare all 5. Both this one and the second Hoss variety grew as a normal cucumber, having some female fruit flowers along with an abundance of male flowers. The cucs that were produced were great, but my tunnel space along with time spent trellising and pruning the vines, as is standard tunnel cultivation technique, proved a huge net production loss. I did not experience this variety to perform as gynoecious and do not recommend be used in high tunnel growing.