(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 is a large yellow cucumber that was popular in Holland for making...
Named for Russian Emperor Alexander. Medium -green fruit are best picked...
This cucumber makes superior pickles when harvested at about the size of...
A fascinating heirloom from the Mideast country of Uzbekistan. Big, fat...
White Spine Cucumber is a classic slicing variety from which many other...
This particular "Cucumber melon" originates in the local environs...
These beautiful 5-inch fruit are one of my favorite varieties and a lot...
Traditional Japanese variety used primarily for slicing.
Sagami is an...
White Emerald cucumber is vigorous and prolific. Fruit is crisp with light...
55 days. This early heirloom was introduced in 1854. It produces loads...
60 days. A great yielder. Creamy-ivory, 7”-long fruits, delicious and great...
The Carosello Barattiero Melon, is another one of the special "Cucumber"...
Another one of Joe;s incredible Cucumber Melon finds from Southern Italy....
South Italy is the epicenter for a very unique group of melons- Melons...
This wonderful "Cucumber Melon" from the Bari region of Southern...
Greenish-yellow, short, 5-inch fruit. Very crisp and with good cuke flavor....
65 days. Grown for over 50 years by Mrs. Ruby Wallace of Dallas, North...
(Cucumis anguria) 65 days. Not a true cucumber, but used much like it....
A variety that is described as “ancienne” or old by the French, it also...
The fruits are white to pale green, turning golden-orange as they ripen....
The historic cucumber of Sikkim. Fat, large fruit can reach several pounds...
Beautiful, yellow-orange cucumber from mainland China, the young fruit...
65 days. An unusually long, slender, dark green variety. Not a heavy yielder,...
52 days. 6-inch, blunt and blocky fruits, dark green with some striping...