Green cucumber/melon type that Italians favor. Similar to 1/2 long of Puglia, except this one is completely round. covered with 'down' typical of this type. Pick when green and it has a really nice cucumber taste; allow to ripen more and they turn yellow and a bit sweeter. Early, productive, very nice taste. Sow 5-6 seeds/hill spaced 4" apart after soil is warm in the spring (a week or two after last frost date). Thin to 3 plants per hill. Space hills at three feet and rows at six feet. 55 days. 3 gram packet.
Posted by Sal S,. on 20th Jul 2012
One of my favorite vegetables when visiting Italy... Great in a salad or just eating it plain. Never understood why this cucumber was never found here in US fruit markets. Was very happy to find them at Seeds From Italy. My plants grow well in NY & need plenty of space. The cucumbers are plentiful & great tasting. Set plants in a sunny location (afternoon shade is ok) & water daily when extreme heat starts in July & August.