Cucumber Dragons Egg
Cucumber Dragons Egg is an heirloom originating in Croatia producing attractive cream coloured fruits the size of a goose egg. Perfect for snacks as the flavour is mild, bitter free and slightly sweet. You also can leave the skin on. A productive variety when the weather is warm in summer.
Sow: in a hothouse or inside (mid October to January – cool climate). For good germination use a heat mat to min 21 degrees C. When planting outside put some black plastic down and cut an X to plant into. provides more heat for the plant. Delay sowing until December in cool Springs or re-sow if cold weather hits the seedlings.
Spacing: 40cm. They do well in grow bags and love the hothouse.
Cultivated for at least 3,000 years, the cucumber originated from India, where a great many varieties have been observed, along with its closest living relative, Cucumis hystrix. It was probably introduced to other parts of Europe by the Greeks or Romans. Records of cucumber cultivation appear in France in the 9th century, England in the 14th century, and in North America by the mid-16th century.
Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 22 to 30 C (around 7-10 days to germination)