Poinsett is a very disease resistant variety that produces a large amount of smooth, dark green skined fruit that typically grow to 20cm in length. The perfect 'slicing' cucumber, enjoyed best with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and the early summer sun. Picking encourages more production, so pick liberally.
When to Plant
Zone 1: October - December
Zone 2: September - January
Zone 3: August - March
Zone 4: February - September
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Soil Prepare a well-drained, moderately fertile soil. Mix in compost and well-rotted animal manure a fortnight prior to planting.
Soil pH Level 6.5 - 7.0
Position Sunny spot in well-drained soil. Plant at the base of your eggplant or corn. Alternatively, consider growing the plant on a trellis to save space.
How to Plant Sow the seeds directly into the directly into the patch once the soil temperature reaches approximately 18-20 degrees. Water daily for the first month and then cut back to 3 times a week, weather dependent.
Companion Plants Corn, Eggplant
Approximate no. of seeds 30-35