This crop performs better with warm temperatures and high light intensity. It develops best in sandy or well-structured organic soils. It can tolerate slightly acidic soil with pH values of >5.5 and it is sensitive to salinity.
Special attention must be devoted to N nutrition, since a deficiency in this element can result in misshapen fruit. Cucumber plants have high potassium and calcium requirements. While calcium is required at levels similar to those of nitrogen, about 80% more potassium is required.