(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.
A variety that is described as “ancienne” or old by the French, it also...
The fruits are white to pale green, turning golden-orange as they ripen....
This is a large yellow cucumber that was popular in Holland for making...
Named for Russian Emperor Alexander. Medium -green fruit are best picked...
55 days. This early heirloom was introduced in 1854. It produces loads...
55 days. (Also called Special Dark Green) A super dependable garden cucumber,...
Beautiful cream-colored fruit are about the size and shape of a large egg!...
55 days. Very productive pickling type. Bright green fruits reach to 8...
60 days. 10”-long, unique fruits are pale green with small warts. Superb...
Tiny pickling cucumbers are ready in about 50 days. This old French heirloom...
Small 3” oval fruit are a bright, creamy white, about the size of a small...
Beautiful, yellow-orange cucumber from mainland China, the young fruit...
Another one of Joe;s incredible Cucumber Melon finds from Southern Italy....
This particular "Cucumber melon" originates in the local environs...
South Italy is the epicenter for a very unique group of melons- Melons...
The Carosello Barattiero Melon, is another one of the special "Cucumber"...
An old heirloom dating back to 1880. Vigorous vines give large yields of...
60 days. Heirloom variety from Livermore, Maine, where the Boothby family...
A delicious, very sweet cucumber that is usually picked small and does...
(Cucumis melo) Light-green, mild-tasting, deeply ribbed fruits. The elongated...