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Sikkim Cucumber (10-15 seeds) (CU124) $3.50

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Sikkim Cucumber

         
 
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The historic cucumber of Sikkim. Fat, large fruit can reach several pounds in size. The ripe fruit is a unique rusty red color and is good eaten cooked or raw. In Asia, cucumbers are often stir-fried and are quite tasty. This variety is grown in the Himalayas of Sikkim and Nepal. Sir Joseph Hooker first discovered it in the eastern Himalayas in 1848. Here is part of what he wrote about it: “So abundant were the fruits, that for days together I saw gnawed fruits lying by the natives’ paths by the thousands, and every man, woman and child seemed engaged throughout the day in devouring them.”
 
Sikkim Cucumber
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 16
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Attilio Improta
Location:
Ravenna, Italy
Date:
August 12, 2016
          5.0
 
Amazing
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Very strong

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

Hard skin, pest resistant and easily adapts well to hard and poor soils. When full matured and seed removed it is very good cooked in soup or stir-fry, it can be eaten unripe and raw like other cucumbers.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mr Mustard
Location:
Tampa, FL, United States
Date:
April 5, 2016
          5.0
 
Excellent Cuke For Central Fl.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? pest and disease resistant

What are the cons? none

Review:

They also make excellent sour pickles, though the fermentation takes longer if you don't pick them before the skin toughens up. The tougher than normal skin allows few worms to bore into them, giving me more cukes to eat. Powdery mildew is tough on most cukes here, but this is one of the few I've found that is resistant enough to allow an ample harvest. Very nice cuke!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Scuttlebutt
Location:
Windsor Locks, CT, United States
Date:
March 18, 2015
          5.0
 
Easy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, good taste

What are the cons? Large

Review:

I love this cucumber! It's easy to grow and has good taste-- but stronger cucumber taste then other varieties. The color is fantastic and it's a great talking point when showing off your garden. The only con, and I don't know that I would call it that, is they can be quite large! I had one weigh in at almost 3 lbs.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Brigance
Location:
Bath, ME
Date:
September 19, 2014
          5.0
 
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? wonderful flavor

What are the cons? none

Review:

Adapts well to our short growing season In Maine. My yield was good but ot great, the quality more than made up for it. I saved the seeds a d will plant this variety every year from now on!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gen1Rev
Location:
Raymore, MO
Date:
September 5, 2014
          4.0
 
Not Bad
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Unique coloration

What are the cons? Low yield

Review:

These cukes are a lot of fun with their giraffe-like skin, and they have a good mild flavor. The vines are vigorous, rapidly outgrowing the chainlink fence I trellised them on. They take longer to mature and grow fewer fruit than the Beit Alphas I had next to them, though, or the picklers I grew there last year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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