A Chinese cucumber with long slender cukes, popular because of its sweet & tender flesh. When larger, it is also traditionally cooked in Asian dishes. With attractively knobby & spiny skin, it scores high for its good looks. If you let the vines sprawl, the cucumber will naturally become circular; on a trellis they will be straight & up to 15” long. Trellising also makes it much easier to spot cucumbers that are ready to eat. ‘Suyo Long’ is not a hybrid but it is resistant to the scourge of cucurbits: powdery mildew. Thus it remains healthy & produces cucumbers for a long time. Prepare a garden bed in full sun with a lot of compost. Gently plant the seedlings 6-12” apart, taking care to avoid disturbing the roots. Then keep them moist, but not soggy. Known to thrive in hot weather, it has also done well in the coastal East Bay.