Straight 8 Cucumber | Cucumis sativus | Ecologically grown | Annual | Open Pollinated | Heirloom Vigorous. A very popular type that grows straight, smooth, dark green fruit that is 8 inches long on robust plants. Constantly give. Excellent for pickling and fresh eating. Crisp and juicy flavour! Companion plants: Peas, Corn, Beans, Radish, Beets, Carrot, Onion, Marigold, Nasturtium, Sunflower, Oregano, Dill. Far from: Potato, Sage, Mint, Melon. Planting tip: Direct sow as soon as all the danger of frost has passed. Start transplant 3-4 weeks before planting date. Cucumber prefer air temperature of 21°C Harvesting tip: Harvest every day or two otherwise left over cucumber will overripe and slow production. Storage tip: Store at 10-12°C with 95% humidity for up to 10 days.