(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.
50 days. White-skinned, black-spined little pickling cukes. Production...
52 days. All-America winner for 1935! Smooth, straight, deep green 8-inch...
(Cucumis melo) Light-green, mild-tasting, deeply ribbed fruits. The elongated...
55 days. Very productive pickling type. Bright green fruits reach to 8...
55 days. (Also called Special Dark Green) A super dependable garden cucumber,...
65 days. An unusually long, slender, dark green variety. Not a heavy yielder,...
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...
55 day. Burpless slicing type, free from bitterness, that has been popular...
Greenish-yellow, short, 5-inch fruit. Very crisp and with good cuke flavor....
These beautiful 5-inch fruit are one of my favorite varieties and a lot...
White Spine Cucumber is a classic slicing variety from which many other...
Traditional Japanese variety used primarily for slicing.
Sagami is an...
55 days. This early heirloom was introduced in 1854. It produces loads...
South Italy is the epicenter for a very unique group of melons- Melons...
This wonderful "Cucumber Melon" from the Bari region of Southern...
This particular "Cucumber melon" originates in the local environs...
The Carosello Barattiero Melon, is another one of the special "Cucumber"...
Another one of Joe;s incredible Cucumber Melon finds from Southern Italy....