(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.
Greenish-yellow, short, 5-inch fruit. Very crisp and with good cuke flavor....
60 days. A great yielder. Creamy-ivory, 7”-long fruits, delicious and great...
White Spine Cucumber is a classic slicing variety from which many other...
White Emerald cucumber is vigorous and prolific. Fruit is crisp with light...
(Cucumis anguria) 65 days. Not a true cucumber, but used much like it....
A fascinating heirloom from the Mideast country of Uzbekistan. Big, fat...
This wonderful "Cucumber Melon" from the Bari region of Southern...
These beautiful 5-inch fruit are one of my favorite varieties and a lot...
55 day. Burpless slicing type, free from bitterness, that has been popular...
60 days. Smooth, straight, dark-green fruit, 18” long. Flesh is very crisp,...
65 days. Long, ribbed, dark green fruit can grow to 18”. They are very...
52 days. All-America winner for 1935! Smooth, straight, deep green 8-inch...
This cucumber makes superior pickles when harvested at about the size of...
The historic cucumber of Sikkim. Fat, large fruit can reach several pounds...
Traditional Japanese variety used primarily for slicing.
Sagami is an...
65 days. Grown for over 50 years by Mrs. Ruby Wallace of Dallas, North...
60 days. The old French gherkin or cornichon pickler. Listed in America...
52 days. 6-inch, blunt and blocky fruits, dark green with some striping...
60 days. Very tender, dual-purpose variety makes great pickles and is excellent...
50 days. White-skinned, black-spined little pickling cukes. Production...
(Melothria scabra) 75 days. Incredible, small cucumber-like fruit are shaped...
70 days. Dark green, 8”-9” fruit; great slicer! Good yields! Excellent...
65 days. An unusually long, slender, dark green variety. Not a heavy yielder,...
60 days. The shape, size, and color of a lemon, but the flavor is sweet...