Cucumber

Cucumbers

(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.

 
 
Beit Alpha Cucumber

Beit Alpha Cucumber

CU150
A delicious, very sweet cucumber that is usually picked small and does... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cu149

Crystal Apple Cucumber

CU149
Small 3” oval fruit are a bright, creamy white, about the size of a small... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
Uzbekski Cucumber

Uzbekski Cucumber

CU148
A fascinating heirloom from the Mideast country of Uzbekistan. Big, fat... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
 
cu147

Dragon's Egg Cucumber

CU147
Beautiful cream-colored fruit are about the size and shape of a large egg!... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
De Bourbonne Cucumber

De Bourbonne Cucumber

CU144
Tiny pickling cucumbers are ready in about 50 days. This old French heirloom... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Jaune Dickfleischige Cucumber

Jaune Dickfleischige Cucumber

CU140
A variety that is described as “ancienne” or old by the French, it also... Read More
         
 
 
$4.00
 
 
Empereur Alexandre Cucumber

Empereur Alexandre Cucumber

CU135
Named for Russian Emperor Alexander. Medium -green fruit are best picked... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cu132

Suyo Long Cucumber

CU132
65 days. Long, ribbed, dark green fruit can grow to 18”. They are very... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber

Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber

CU125
(Melothria scabra) 75 days. Incredible, small cucumber-like fruit are shaped... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
 
Sikkim Cucumber

Sikkim Cucumber

CU124
The historic cucumber of Sikkim. Fat, large fruit can reach several pounds... Read More
         
 
 
$3.50
 
Boothby's Blonde Cucumber

Boothby's Blonde Cucumber

CU118
60 days. Heirloom variety from Livermore, Maine, where the Boothby family... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Chinese Yellow Cucumber

Chinese Yellow Cucumber

CU112
Beautiful, yellow-orange cucumber from mainland China, the young fruit... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
 
Telegraph Improved Cucumber

Telegraph Improved Cucumber

CU110
60 days. Smooth, straight, dark-green fruit, 18” long. Flesh is very crisp,... Read More
         
 
 
$3.50
 
cu109

Delikatesse Cucumber

CU109
60 days. 10”-long, unique fruits are pale green with small warts. Superb... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
West India Burr Gherkins Cucumber

West India Burr Gherkins Cucumber

CU107
(Cucumis anguria) 65 days. Not a true cucumber, but used much like it.... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
 
Parisian Pickling Cucumber

Parisian Pickling Cucumber

CU106
60 days. The old French gherkin or cornichon pickler. Listed in America... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Boston Pickling Cucumber

Boston Pickling Cucumber

CU105
An old heirloom dating back to 1880. Vigorous vines give large yields of... Read More
         
 
 
$1.75
 
White Wonder Cuc

White Wonder Cucumber

CU104
60 days. A great yielder. Creamy-ivory, 7”-long fruits, delicious and great... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
 
Lemon Cuke Cucumber

Lemon Cuke Cucumber

CU103
60 days. The shape, size, and color of a lemon, but the flavor is sweet... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Marketmore 76 Cucumber

Marketmore 76 Cucumber

CU101
70 days. Dark green, 8”-9” fruit; great slicer! Good yields! Excellent... Read More
         
 
 
$1.75
 
 
 
 
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