(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 particular "Cucumber melon" originates in the local environs...
This wonderful "Cucumber Melon" from the Bari region of Southern...
This is a large yellow cucumber that was popular in Holland for making...
A fascinating heirloom from the Mideast country of Uzbekistan. Big, fat...
Named for Russian Emperor Alexander. Medium -green fruit are best picked...
60 days. A great yielder. Creamy-ivory, 7”-long fruits, delicious and great...
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....
60 days. Heirloom variety from Livermore, Maine, where the Boothby family...
This cucumber makes superior pickles when harvested at about the size of...
White Spine Cucumber is a classic slicing variety from which many other...
A delicious, very sweet cucumber that is usually picked small and does...
A variety that is described as “ancienne” or old by the French, it also...
The Carosello Barattiero Melon, is another one of the special "Cucumber"...
The fruits are white to pale green, turning golden-orange as they ripen....
White Emerald cucumber is vigorous and prolific. Fruit is crisp with light...
55 days. This early heirloom was introduced in 1854. It produces loads...
Traditional Japanese variety used primarily for slicing.
Sagami is an...
South Italy is the epicenter for a very unique group of melons- Melons...
Tiny pickling cucumbers are ready in about 50 days. This old French heirloom...
The historic cucumber of Sikkim. Fat, large fruit can reach several pounds...
65 days. Grown for over 50 years by Mrs. Ruby Wallace of Dallas, North...
Greenish-yellow, short, 5-inch fruit. Very crisp and with good cuke flavor....
65 days. An unusually long, slender, dark green variety. Not a heavy yielder,...