(Cucumis sativus) Dating from before 1850 this is the oldest white cucumber grown in the US and one of the most popular heirloom cucumbers grown among the Pennsylvania Dutch. The original seed was saved by the late Ida Risser of Leola, Pennsylvania and in 1985 acquired by the Landis Valley Farm Museum. The short, ivory white, warty fruits are best when harvested 3 ½ to 4 inches long and some even taste slightly sweet at that stage. The 6 to 8 foot vines prefer to ramble over the ground, thus Old Dutch White is ideal for ᴀ eld culture. This is also one of the most productive cucumbers we have ever grown and it will continue to yield fruit long after most other varieties have declined. A real show stopper in mixed pickles and salads. Grown for the Roughwood Seed Collection in the kitchen garden of the historic Sheradin House at Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pennsylvania.