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Snake Cucumber Arola [Cucumis sativus]

Snake Cucumber Arola [Cucumis sativus]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the ground, e.g. with Hay or straw, which can reduce evaporation by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal moist microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of the plants, but also reduces water consumption enormously.

It is also recommended to always keep the beds moist , even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The drying out of the soil leads to a huge decline in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, which over time leads to an infertile soil . Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed remains longer when the entire bed is watered over a longer period of time than when it is only watered selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out more quickly than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

If the beds are not in use, we recommend sowing with green manure.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach it again and again.

The cucumber 'Arola' is an old annual mixed flowering snake cucumber and fruit vegetable that originates from Germany. The variety is well suited for cultivation in greenhouses and for outdoor cultivation in subtropical climates. The plants develop long, slightly spiny, medium to dark green fruits, with a stronger skin than usual snake cucumbers. The very robust variety is resistant to pests and diseases and can be harvested until autumn. The cucumber Arola offers a real cucumber taste experience! Can be eaten with the peel on.

General information
Plant family: Cucurbitaceae
Life cycle: Annual
Days to harvest: 90 days
Plant height approx.: 350 cm
Root type: Deep and shallow rooter
Nutrient requirements: Heavy eater
Water requirements: High
Winter hardiness: Up to 5 °C
Location: Sunny until semi shady
Soil: Permeable, moist, slightly loamy, humus

pH value: 5.5 to 6.5

Sowing and planting information
Germ type: Dark germinator
Sowing depth: 1-3 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 18-24 °C
Germination time: 7-14 days
Plant and row spacing: 50x100 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Beans, Dill, Garlic, Cabbage, Corn, Pepper, Lettuce, Celery, Spinach, Onions, Peas, Beets, Leeks, Basil, Cumin
Unfavorable mixed culture: Radish, Horseradish, Zucchini, Tomato, Eggplant, Physalis, Potato

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly outdoors from March at an ambient temperature of at least 15°C. We recommend pre-cultivation in small pots from February to September.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow in mid-May directly after the Ice Saints in frost-free open ground. We recommend pre-cultivation in small pots from March to June.

The best time to germinate cucumbers is when the average night temperature is 10-15°C. We always recommend pre-cultivation by sowing the seeds directly in small pots and allowing the seedlings to grow to the third cucumber leaves, then planting them in the desired bed.
Cucumbers prefer a partially shaded location in subtropical climates and a sunny location in temperate climates, with sufficient water and nutrient-rich, humus-rich soil. Prepare the soil for cucumbers with seasoned animal manure. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
Cucumber plants are generally cultivated with 2 or 3 shoots. Since the fruits are mainly formed on the side shoots, do not pinch them out, but only cut them after fruiting. Later, raise the side shoots uncut. A scaffold for tying up the cucumber shoots is recommended. Adequate and consistent watering is necessary and has a positive effect on fruit quality. At temperatures below 10°C the plant reduces its growth. A regular harvest promotes yield. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, we recommend additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder.

Type of propagation
It spreads via seeds.

Plant care
The bed in which cucumbers grow should never dry out completely; regular watering is necessary to keep the growth of the plants stable. Beds prepared with animal manure and planting in mixed culture replace additional fertilizer.

Germination ability of seeds: 6-8 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Cucumis sativus
English names: Cucumber
German names: Gurke, Gurkerl
Portuguese names: Pepino
Spanish names: Pepino
French names: Concombre 

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals

Shipping and pick-up information

We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

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