(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...
Another one of Joe;s incredible Cucumber Melon finds from Southern Italy....
The Carosello Barattiero Melon, is another one of the special "Cucumber"...
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This wonderful "Cucumber Melon" from the Bari region of Southern...
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The historic cucumber of Sikkim. Fat, large fruit can reach several pounds...
60 days. Smooth, straight, dark-green fruit, 18” long. Flesh is very crisp,...
Traditional Japanese variety used primarily for slicing.
Sagami is an...
These beautiful 5-inch fruit are one of my favorite varieties and a lot...
55 days. (Also called Special Dark Green) A super dependable garden cucumber,...
55 days. Very productive pickling type. Bright green fruits reach to 8...
This is a large yellow cucumber that was popular in Holland for making...
Small 3” oval fruit are a bright, creamy white, about the size of a small...
A fascinating heirloom from the Mideast country of Uzbekistan. Big, fat...
Beautiful cream-colored fruit are about the size and shape of a large egg!...
65 days. Long, ribbed, dark green fruit can grow to 18”. They are very...
White Spine Cucumber is a classic slicing variety from which many other...
Greenish-yellow, short, 5-inch fruit. Very crisp and with good cuke flavor....
55 day. Burpless slicing type, free from bitterness, that has been popular...
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...
(Cucumis melo) Light-green, mild-tasting, deeply ribbed fruits. The elongated...
This cucumber makes superior pickles when harvested at about the size of...