Greenhouse/ Outdoors type.
Perfect lunchbox snacks - these exciting little 'cucino' cucumbers can be eaten straight from the plant without peeling. Cucumber 'Cucino' produces crisp, flavoursome mini-fruits prolifically throughout the season. This RHS AGM variety can be grown against supports in the greenhouse or in a sheltered position outdoors. Height: 3m (9'). Spread: 45cm (18").
Patio, Kitchen Garden, Greenhouse
Up to 300cm (118.1in)
Up to 45cm (17.7in)
Easy for all
A little experience
1 Packet (4 Cucumber Seeds) (TT00355)
Water cucumber plants regularly. Apply greenhouse shading as required and create a humid atmosphere by regularly spraying or damping down pathways.
Climbing greenhouse types will produce higher yields if allowed to climb. Train the main shoots onto 1.8m (6ft) high nets, canes or strings until they reach the top of their support and then pinch out the growing point. Pinch out sideshoots once fruit begins to develop, leaving two leaves after each fruit. Remove male flowers from greenhouse types.
Outdoor ridge types can be pinched out at the main stem after 7 leaves have formed to encourage sideshoots. Outdoor ridge types require pollination by insects - do not remove male flowers from these varieties.
When growing cucumbers, harvest regularly to encourage, long continuous production. Pick the fruits whilst young and tender before they show signs of producing seeds, as older fruits can become bitter. Harvesting cucumbers is best done early in the morning when temperatures remain cool.
Greenhouse cucumbers must be grown in a warm, humid greenhouse with a minimum temperature of 15C (60F). Outdoor (Ridge) types are suitable for growing outside. Some varieties may be suited to indoor and outdoor cultivation.
Sow Cucumber seeds from April to May for indoor cropping and for transplanting outdoors later on. Outdoor varieties may also be direct sown outdoors from May to early June. Sow cucumber seed on their sides at a depth of 1cm (1/2") in 7.5cm (3") pots of free-draining, seed sowing compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 20C (68F) until germination which takes 7-10 days. Protect the emerging seedlings from direct sunlight to avoid scorching. Grow Cucumber plants on until they are large enough to be transplanted. Maintain a minimum temperature of 15c (60F) and keep the compost moist but not wet.
When cucumber plants are well grown, transplant them at a spacing of 2 plants per growbag or 45cm (18") apart in a warm, humid greenhouse. Outdoor varieties should be gradually acclimatised to outdoor conditions over 7-10 days before transplanting into warm, well drained, humus rich soil in full sun, with shelter from winds. Plant outdoor cucumbers in single rows at a distance of 90cm (36") apart. Water well after planting until cucumber plants are fully established.
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Much easier and more productive than any full size cucumber I have ever grown. Two plants in the conservatory produced a juicy mini-cucumber every day for the whole summer. I live with a voracious cucumnivove and still ended up giving literally dozens of the things away. Highly recommended!
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Poor condition & Inadequate packaging/No customer service 2014-02-06
1 plant was broken and packaging not good the other 2 plants are dying really not worth the effort or the wait. Would not buy again.
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Endless cucumbers 2013-12-09
This is the third year I have grown these cucumbers and they have performed each year without fail. The trick is to feed regularly and water morning and evening once the plant has established itself. Mine goes up to the roof of the greenhouse and then completely down one side. Picked 23 cues in one picking. Lovely flavour and they keep well in a poly bag at the top of the fridge.
Really good crop of cucs! 2012-05-04
I did these last year and am definitely returning to try them again this year! Really great cropping ability and one cuc was great included in a side salad for two people. My only drawback was 2 out of 4 packs I bought had only 4 seeds in rather than 5..seems petty but at £3.99 for 5 seeds you kinda expect the maximum seeds for the price. Really good...very much recommend.
Good cropper 2011-08-31
A good cropper but second best as it is not as prolific a producer as Socrates, the only reason i gave it 4. I used to grow Carmen full size cucumbers up to 16 inches but now grow baby cucumbers. Better to have fresh one daily than 1/2 a cucumber that has been in the fridge a few days.
Lunch box cucumbers in November 2011-08-11
This is the first time I have grown 'Cucino' baby cucumbers - I am pleased to report they are brilliant. My son is 3 and loves the whole cucumbers in his lunch box. Not only have the 3 green house plants kept us in tasty cucumbers all summer- but now we are in November (8th) and I am still picking!! James now has the habit of sampling the cucumber when he spots me packing his nursery lunch box, "Just checking it's OK" he says "Mmm delicious!". I'll certainly be growing these again.
Worth every penny! 2011-04-21
At first sight, the idea of spending £1 per seed for baby cucumbers seems an awful lot of money. Let me set your mind at rest! I have grown 'Cucino' baby cucumbers for the past 3 or 4 years and have never regretted the cost of the seeds. Last year I grew 2 plants in the base of an unheated 4-shelf grow house. Initially, the upper shelves were used for other types of vegetables but after the last of these were planted out, I removed the upper shelves, potted the cucumber plants into the largest plant pots that would stand side by side on the bottom shelf and gradually trained them up a couple of sturdy canes. Once they had got going, they produced a prolific number of 6" long baby cucumbers. The more we picked, the more they produced. Each one was ideal for a salad for two of us. I gave the remaining 2 seeds to my daughter who grew hers in a full size greenhouse with much more space and she did even better than her mum!