(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.
60 days. Heirloom variety from Livermore, Maine, where the Boothby family...
This is a large yellow cucumber that was popular in Holland for making...
This cucumber makes superior pickles when harvested at about the size of...
Named for Russian Emperor Alexander. Medium -green fruit are best picked...
This wonderful "Cucumber Melon" from the Bari region of Southern...
This particular "Cucumber melon" originates in the local environs...
A fascinating heirloom from the Mideast country of Uzbekistan. Big, fat...
A delicious, very sweet cucumber that is usually picked small and does...
These beautiful 5-inch fruit are one of my favorite varieties and a lot...
60 days. A great yielder. Creamy-ivory, 7”-long fruits, delicious and great...
White Spine Cucumber is a classic slicing variety from which many other...
Another one of Joe;s incredible Cucumber Melon finds from Southern Italy....
Greenish-yellow, short, 5-inch fruit. Very crisp and with good cuke flavor....
The Carosello Barattiero Melon, is another one of the special "Cucumber"...
Traditional Japanese variety used primarily for slicing.
Sagami is an...
55 days. This early heirloom was introduced in 1854. It produces loads...
South Italy is the epicenter for a very unique group of melons- Melons...
White Emerald cucumber is vigorous and prolific. Fruit is crisp with light...
Beautiful, yellow-orange cucumber from mainland China, the young fruit...
65 days. Grown for over 50 years by Mrs. Ruby Wallace of Dallas, North...
(Melothria scabra) 75 days. Incredible, small cucumber-like fruit are shaped...
The historic cucumber of Sikkim. Fat, large fruit can reach several pounds...
A variety that is described as “ancienne” or old by the French, it also...
Tiny pickling cucumbers are ready in about 50 days. This old French heirloom...