Cucumber Beit Alpha

Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris

Approx 40 seeds

Availability: In stock

$4.90

Details

Prolific crops of high quality, fantastically sweet baby cucumbers with thin skin and absolutely no bitterness. Excellent for a fresh Greek salad! For the best quality and flavour pick when 10-15cm (4-6”) long.

How To Grow

Sow 12mm (½in) deep in rows 100cm (36”) apart direct where they are to grow in full sun. Firm gently and keep moist. Sow 3-4 seeds in a clump and thin to 2 strongest seedlings. Keep well watered and fertilise regularly. Harvest When fruits are 10-12cm long.

When To Plant

Spring through Summer.

Sow

Spring, Summer

Soil Type

fertile, well drained

When

Spring through Summer.

Where

Direct where they are to grow in full sun.

How Sow

12mm (½in) deep in rows 100cm (36”) apart.

Care

Sow 3-4 seeds in a clump and thin to 2 strongest seedlings. Keep well watered and fertilise regularly. Harvest When fruits are 10-12cm long.

Our Seed Guarantee

If you are not completely satisfied with these seeds Mr. Fothergill's will gladly replace them for free. Performance subject to growing conditions.

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Recipe

Greek Salad

Greek Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 baby cos lettuce, washed
  • 6 firm ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 3 Beit alpha cucumbers, sliced
  • 3 Onion Rossa Lunga di Firenze, sliced into rings
  • 1 red capsicum, halved, deseeded, coarsely chopped
  • 200g marinated Greek olives
  • 220g Greek feta, cubed
  • 1 tsp oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • Squeeze of lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Arrange lettuce in serving bowl then add tomato, cucumber, onion, capsicum, olives and feta, sprinkling with oregano and salt.
  2. Whisk together the oil, vinegar and a dash of lemon juice in a jug. Drizzle over the salad and give a light toss if desired.
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