(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.
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....
White Spine Cucumber is a classic slicing variety from which many other...
65 days. Long, ribbed, dark green fruit can grow to 18”. They are very...
Beautiful cream-colored fruit are about the size and shape of a large egg!...
A fascinating heirloom from the Mideast country of Uzbekistan. Big, fat...
Small 3” oval fruit are a bright, creamy white, about the size of a small...
This is a large yellow cucumber that was popular in Holland for making...
55 days. Very productive pickling type. Bright green fruits reach to 8...
55 days. (Also called Special Dark Green) A super dependable garden cucumber,...
These beautiful 5-inch fruit are one of my favorite varieties and a lot...
Traditional Japanese variety used primarily for slicing.
Sagami is an...
60 days. Smooth, straight, dark-green fruit, 18” long. Flesh is very crisp,...
The historic cucumber of Sikkim. Fat, large fruit can reach several pounds...
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....
A variety that is described as “ancienne” or old by the French, it also...