Cucumber Muncher Burpless
Cucumber Muncher Burpless is a lovely Lebanese cucumber vine that is a good all rounder. Cucumbers are thin skinned so you don’t need to peel. They grow up to 18cm long but I pick them around 10 to 12cm. Nice and crunchy and perfect for sandwiches, salads and pickling. Best to give it something to grow up (you don’t have to) and to provide warmth while they are settling in (Nov and Dec for Tassie that is). Highly productive.
Sow: in a hothouse or inside (mid October to early December – 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.
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)