(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.
70 days. Dark green, 8”-9” fruit; great slicer! Good yields! Excellent...
60 days. The shape, size, and color of a lemon, but the flavor is sweet...
60 days. A great yielder. Creamy-ivory, 7”-long fruits, delicious and great...
An old heirloom dating back to 1880. Vigorous vines give large yields of...
60 days. The old French gherkin or cornichon pickler. Listed in America...
(Cucumis anguria) 65 days. Not a true cucumber, but used much like it....
60 days. 10”-long, unique fruits are pale green with small warts. Superb...
60 days. Smooth, straight, dark-green fruit, 18” long. Flesh is very crisp,...
Beautiful, yellow-orange cucumber from mainland China, the young fruit...
60 days. Heirloom variety from Livermore, Maine, where the Boothby family...
The historic cucumber of Sikkim. Fat, large fruit can reach several pounds...
(Melothria scabra) 75 days. Incredible, small cucumber-like fruit are shaped...
65 days. Long, ribbed, dark green fruit can grow to 18”. They are very...
Named for Russian Emperor Alexander. Medium -green fruit are best picked...
A variety that is described as “ancienne” or old by the French, it also...
Tiny pickling cucumbers are ready in about 50 days. This old French heirloom...
Beautiful cream-colored fruit are about the size and shape of a large egg!...
A fascinating heirloom from the Mideast country of Uzbekistan. Big, fat...
Small 3” oval fruit are a bright, creamy white, about the size of a small...
A delicious, very sweet cucumber that is usually picked small and does...
The fruits are white to pale green, turning golden-orange as they ripen....
65 days. Grown for over 50 years by Mrs. Ruby Wallace of Dallas, North...
White Emerald cucumber is vigorous and prolific. Fruit is crisp with light...
This cucumber makes superior pickles when harvested at about the size of...