(Cucumis sativus) Cucumbers
originated in India or western Asia, and have been known to
gardeners for at least 3,000 years. Their diverse forms and flavors
are now appreciated and utilized in local cuisines around the
world. Warm growers, they are best sown in place after the
last frost of spring. Very rich soil, well-drained yet moist, suits
them best. Full sun exposure is usually preferred, except that in
hot-summer areas, the plants might benefit from some midafternoon
shade. The vines run to about 5 feet in length. Or, to
save space, grow them on a trellis.
(Cucumis melo) Light-green, mild-tasting, deeply ribbed fruits. The elongated...
A delicious, very sweet cucumber that is usually picked small and does...
60 days. Heirloom variety from Livermore, Maine, where the Boothby family...
An old heirloom dating back to 1880. Vigorous vines give large yields of...
Beautiful, yellow-orange cucumber from mainland China, the young fruit...
Small 3” oval fruit are a bright, creamy white, about the size of a small...
Tiny pickling cucumbers are ready in about 50 days. This old French heirloom...
60 days. 10”-long, unique fruits are pale green with small warts. Superb...
55 days. Very productive pickling type. Bright green fruits reach to 8...
Beautiful cream-colored fruit are about the size and shape of a large egg!...
55 days. (Also called Special Dark Green) A super dependable garden cucumber,...
Named for Russian Emperor Alexander. Medium -green fruit are best picked...
This is a large yellow cucumber that was popular in Holland for making...
The fruits are white to pale green, turning golden-orange as they ripen....
A variety that is described as “ancienne” or old by the French, it also...
60 days. The shape, size, and color of a lemon, but the flavor is sweet...
Types of Long China cucumbers have been mentioned in France since the 1860’s....
65 days. An unusually long, slender, dark green variety. Not a heavy yielder,...
70 days. Dark green, 8”-9” fruit; great slicer! Good yields! Excellent...
(Melothria scabra) 75 days. Incredible, small cucumber-like fruit are shaped...
50 days. White-skinned, black-spined little pickling cukes. Production...
60 days. Very tender, dual-purpose variety makes great pickles and is excellent...
52 days. 6-inch, blunt and blocky fruits, dark green with some striping...
60 days. The old French gherkin or cornichon pickler. Listed in America...