ROB SAYS - "Unless you have a lot of room, your average cucumber plant can be too big to grow in a small space.
‘Bush Champion’ is, as the name suggests, a bush style cucumber. This means that this compact variety only grows to a height of around 20cm, with a spread of 60cm, making it ideal to grow in containers or raised beds. In fact, ‘Bush Champion’ can produce an abundance of whopping 30cm fruit from a plant grown in a container only 20cm wide and 30cm deep, just remember to keep it well fed and watered in hot weather. Why not try growing one in a large hanging basket, its sure to create a stir with the neighbours as you pick fresh, green cucumbers for weeks on end.
‘Bush Champion’ has an amazingly fresh taste which is adaptable to lots or recipes, not just slicing on a sandwich. Why not try it in Turkish Cacik, a simple yoghurt and cucumber dip which goes well with BBQ lamb burgers or on a smoked salmon sandwich".
"I've decided to graft an exclusive range of fantastic vegetables. Not only are they great for the allotment, but for the garden and containers as well! Grafting means they'll produce up to 75% more produce and they're more resistant to disease. Try them in the ground or in containers on the patio for veg all summer long."
Please note: There is a possibility that your plant will include a grafting clip, if it does, this is an integral part of the grafting process and that it should be left in place. As the plant grows it will naturally shrug off the clip.