(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.
This wonderful "Cucumber Melon" from the Bari region of Southern...
This particular "Cucumber melon" originates in the local environs...
This is a large yellow cucumber that was popular in Holland for making...
A fascinating heirloom from the Mideast country of Uzbekistan. Big, fat...
60 days. A great yielder. Creamy-ivory, 7”-long fruits, delicious and great...
Named for Russian Emperor Alexander. Medium -green fruit are best picked...
These beautiful 5-inch fruit are one of my favorite varieties and a lot...
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...
White Spine Cucumber is a classic slicing variety from which many other...
The Carosello Barattiero Melon, is another one of the special "Cucumber"...
White Emerald cucumber is vigorous and prolific. Fruit is crisp with light...
This cucumber makes superior pickles when harvested at about the size of...
55 days. This early heirloom was introduced in 1854. It produces loads...
Traditional Japanese variety used primarily for slicing.
Sagami is an...
60 days. Heirloom variety from Livermore, Maine, where the Boothby family...
The fruits are white to pale green, turning golden-orange as they ripen....
South Italy is the epicenter for a very unique group of melons- Melons...
65 days. Grown for over 50 years by Mrs. Ruby Wallace of Dallas, North...
The historic cucumber of Sikkim. Fat, large fruit can reach several pounds...
52 days. 6-inch, blunt and blocky fruits, dark green with some striping...
Tiny pickling cucumbers are ready in about 50 days. This old French heirloom...
Greenish-yellow, short, 5-inch fruit. Very crisp and with good cuke flavor....
A delicious, very sweet cucumber that is usually picked small and does...