(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...
An old heirloom dating back to 1880. Vigorous vines give large yields of...
52 days. All-America winner for 1935! Smooth, straight, deep green 8-inch...
60 days. A great yielder. Creamy-ivory, 7”-long fruits, delicious and great...
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...
65 days. An unusually long, slender, dark green variety. Not a heavy yielder,...
White Emerald cucumber is vigorous and prolific. Fruit is crisp with light...
50 days. White-skinned, black-spined little pickling cukes. Production...
55 days. This early heirloom was introduced in 1854. It produces loads...
60 days. The shape, size, and color of a lemon, but the flavor is sweet...
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....
Beautiful, yellow-orange cucumber from mainland China, the young fruit...
60 days. Heirloom variety from Livermore, Maine, where the Boothby family...
(Melothria scabra) 75 days. Incredible, small cucumber-like fruit are shaped...
Named for Russian Emperor Alexander. Medium -green fruit are best picked...
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...
This cucumber makes superior pickles when harvested at about the size of...
(Cucumis melo) Light-green, mild-tasting, deeply ribbed fruits. The elongated...
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...