High Tunnel Cucumber Production Guide

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2017: $200,000.00
Projected End Date: 09/30/2021
Grant Recipient: Purdue University
Region: North Central
State: Indiana
Project Coordinator:
Wenjing Guan
Purdue University
High tunnels, also called hoop houses, are a form of protected agriculture. The plastic-covered structure blocks rain, snow, and strong wind that crops are exposed to when growing in the open field. Seedless cucumber is one of the most popular crops grown in high tunnels. The climbing growth habit, parthenocarpic nature of setting fruit without pollination, high yield potential, and long harvest window make seedless cucumber an ideal crop for high tunnel production. This cucumber production guide provides resources and recommendations tailored to the distinctive growing environment of high tunnels.
Dan Egel
Laura Ingwell
Wenjing Guan
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.