Cucumbers

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 44

88.6% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
GardentoTable
Location:
Creswell, OR, United States
Date:
January 23, 2016
          5.0
 
Favorite
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? flavor

What are the cons? none

Review:

This is my favorite table cucumber, sweet and crisp. I haven't yet had a bitter one. It is not always the most prolific, but that's okay for me. Remains sweet even when they get large - which some inevitably will.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Doberman
Location:
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Date:
December 29, 2015
          3.0
 
Heat sensitive
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, but...

What are the cons? Fruiting is heat sensitive

Review:

Las summer was quite hot in San Fernando valley, several weeks of around 100 degrees. I started the seeds in pit pods indors in early March and transplanted outside in mid-April. The plants were growing on a trellis very well until the first heat wave that happened when they just started blooming. Then, the growth slowed down a bit, but the worst was that most of blooms just fell of. Vegetatively, the plants grew about 10 feet tall over summer, but the yields were next to nothing, 1 or 2 cuces from each plant. Besides, the taste was mediocre.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
lupine
Location:
Chandler, AZ, United States
Date:
December 10, 2015
          5.0
 
Sweet and Delicious
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? edible skin, sweet, productive

What are the cons? don't keep well after picking

Review:

These are great for a fall planting in Arizona. I tried growing them in the spring, but it quickly became too hot for my plants. Though they survived and did produce some cucumbers, the fruits had tough skins with the majority of the flesh being bitter. However, I planted this variety again in late September, and have since been rewarded with delicious, sweet fruit with a thin edible skin. I pick them when they're only 6" or 7" long, so that I can eat them fresh in salad every day, or pickle them. They do not keep well on the counter or in the fridge, so make sure you have a plan for them before you pick! These cucumbers are the stars of my garden right now (it's currently early December), and it looks like as long as I keep them protected from the occasional frost they will keep producing like mad. I really couldn't be happier with them!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
CaliforniaGirl
Location:
Sacramento, CA, United States
Date:
December 2, 2015
          4.0
 
Nice
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Matured fast

What are the cons? Susceptible to disease

Review:

These are a really nice cucumber. Beautiful, shiny green fellas with minimal warts and thin skin make for delicious fresh eating. Made tasty pickles. The yield was decent. I planted spaghetti squash nearby that ended up crowding one side of the cucumbers and transferring bugs and disease on over, which I think killed them off in the end. I couldn't see the cucumbers on one side because of the dang spaghetti squash (bought those seeds here, and they produced like mad), so I did miss out on some of my crop; HOWEVER, I did manage to pick plenty for eating AND pickling to last all fall and winter long. Happy camper. Recommend! I will be trying another variety this coming season just because you guys offer so many varieties and I'm a curious person. But I will keep my warm happy feelings for this cucumber in the back of my brain for the future. Never get tired of hearing my daughter request these pickles as a tasty side to her sandwich.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
farkwald
Location:
Perth, Australia
Date:
September 26, 2015
          4.0
 
Good variety for warm weather
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Very fast grower.

What are the cons? Not so productive for me

Review:

This is my second year growing these. I grow them, like all my cucumbers - in pots - with old tree branches and stakes sticking out of the soil. They're in pots so I can control the sun exposure during our summer heat waves. We can get 105-110 (farenheit) degree weather for several days in a row and it makes vegetable growing challenging. When it gets stinking hot, I move them to the edge of patio for a few days until it cools a bit. These are a very fast growing variety but I actually only get 10-20 cucumbers out of each plant. Some other varieties I grow are more prolific. That said, these are great to eat and perfect for salads. They do like the heat more than cold, and I get less heat damage from this variety - than say Chinese cucumbers. I think growing these in the northern USA might be a challenge, but would likely thrive in a glasshouse. This year I'm trying a more acid soil mix to see if that helps with the production. If it works I'll post it here....

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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