(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.

Marketmore 76 Cucumber

Marketmore 76 Cucumber CU101

70 days. Dark green, 8”-9” fruit; great slicer! Good yields! Excellent... Read More
Lemon Cuke Cucumber

Lemon Cuke Cucumber CU103

60 days. The shape, size, and color of a lemon, but the flavor is sweet... Read More
White Wonder Cucumber

White Wonder Cucumber CU104

60 days. A great yielder. Creamy-ivory, 7”-long fruits, delicious and great... Read More
Boston Pickling Cucumber

Boston Pickling Cucumber CU105

An old heirloom dating back to 1880. Vigorous vines give large yields of... Read More
Parisian Pickling Cucumber

Parisian Pickling Cucumber CU106

60 days. The old French gherkin or cornichon pickler. Listed in America... Read More
West India Burr Gherkins Cucumber

West India Burr Gherkins Cucumber CU107

(Cucumis anguria) 65 days. Not a true cucumber, but used much like it.... Read More

Delikatesse Cucumber CU109

60 days. 10”-long, unique fruits are pale green with small warts. Superb... Read More
Telegraph Improved Cucumber

Telegraph Improved Cucumber CU110

60 days. Smooth, straight, dark-green fruit, 18” long. Flesh is very crisp,... Read More
Chinese Yellow Cucumber

Chinese Yellow Cucumber CU112

Beautiful, yellow-orange cucumber from mainland China, the young fruit... Read More
Sikkim Cucumber

Sikkim Cucumber CU124

The historic cucumber of Sikkim. Fat, large fruit can reach several pounds... Read More
Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber

Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber CU125

(Melothria scabra) 75 days. Incredible, small cucumber-like fruit are shaped... Read More

Suyo Long Cucumber CU132

65 days. Long, ribbed, dark green fruit can grow to 18”. They are very... Read More
Empereur Alexandre Cucumber

Empereur Alexandre Cucumber CU135

Named for Russian Emperor Alexander. Medium -green fruit are best picked... Read More
Jaune Dickfleischige Cucumber

Jaune Dickfleischige Cucumber CU140

A variety that is described as “ancienne” or old by the French, it also... Read More
Dragon's Egg Cucumber

Dragon's Egg Cucumber CU147

Beautiful cream-colored fruit are about the size and shape of a large egg!... Read More

Crystal Apple Cucumber CU149

Small 3” oval fruit are a bright, creamy white, about the size of a small... Read More
Beit Alpha Cucumber

Beit Alpha Cucumber CU150

A delicious, very sweet cucumber that is usually picked small and does... Read More
Hmong Red Cucumber

Hmong Red Cucumber CU152

The fruits are white to pale green, turning golden-orange as they ripen.... Read More
Ruby Wallace's Old Time White Cucumber

Ruby Wallace's Old Time White Cucumber CU153

65 days. Grown for over 50 years by Mrs. Ruby Wallace of Dallas, North... Read More
White Emerald Cucumber

White Emerald Cucumber CU154

White Emerald cucumber is vigorous and prolific. Fruit is crisp with light... Read More
Solly Beiler Cucumber

Solly Beiler Cucumber CU157

This cucumber makes superior pickles when harvested at about the size of... Read More
Gele Tros or Large Dutch Yellow Cucumber

Gele Tros or Large Dutch Yellow Cucumber CU159

This is a large yellow cucumber that was popular in Holland for making... Read More
Miniature White Cucumber

Miniature White Cucumber CU167

50 days. White-skinned, black-spined little pickling cukes. Production... Read More
Straight Eight Cucumber

Straight Eight Cucumber CU168

52 days. All-America winner for 1935! Smooth, straight, deep green 8-inch... Read More
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