Cucumis sativus, The Perfect Slicer - Outdoor Vining, (F1) - Reliable standard outside grown ‘slicing cucumber’, an early, productive variety. Its medium-sized fruits appear dark green, have a uniform shape and offer a firm texture with a good flavour. Plants have a strong and vigorous habit with fruit growing to a length of 23-24 cm (9 – 10 in). There is NO bitterness at all and show particularly good tolerance to downy mildew. Sow in Spring March to May, Harvest July to Oct. Best picked when young to ensure the best taste and flavour. Awarded RHS Garden of Merit Award in 2019. (Outdoor Ridge Type, leave the flowers on), Seed Count Approx - 12 avg SOWING - Best sown in a propagator between Mar & Apr, or May to June if sowing seeds directly outdoors. Sow seeds on their sides at a depth of 1cm in 7.5cm pots of free-draining, seed compost. Transfer young plants into 25cm pots in late Mar (heated) or late May (unheated) & harden off the plants before transferring them outside. Keep evenly moist – little & often is best. Train main stem up wire or cane.