(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.
65 days. An unusually long, slender, dark green variety. Not a heavy yielder,...
Beautiful, yellow-orange cucumber from mainland China, the young fruit...
50 days. White-skinned, black-spined little pickling cukes. Production...
(Cucumis anguria) 65 days. Not a true cucumber, but used much like it....
52 days. All-America winner for 1935! Smooth, straight, deep green 8-inch...
60 days. The old French gherkin or cornichon pickler. Listed in America...
(Melothria scabra) 75 days. Incredible, small cucumber-like fruit are shaped...
Small 3” oval fruit are a bright, creamy white, about the size of a small...
55 days. Very productive pickling type. Bright green fruits reach to 8...
60 days. 10”-long, unique fruits are pale green with small warts. Superb...
65 days. Long, ribbed, dark green fruit can grow to 18”. They are very...
(Cucumis melo) Light-green, mild-tasting, deeply ribbed fruits. The elongated...
60 days. Smooth, straight, dark-green fruit, 18” long. Flesh is very crisp,...
60 days. The shape, size, and color of a lemon, but the flavor is sweet...
Beautiful cream-colored fruit are about the size and shape of a large egg!...
55 day. Burpless slicing type, free from bitterness, that has been popular...
55 days. (Also called Special Dark Green) A super dependable garden cucumber,...
60 days. Very tender, dual-purpose variety makes great pickles and is excellent...
70 days. Dark green, 8”-9” fruit; great slicer! Good yields! Excellent...
An old heirloom dating back to 1880. Vigorous vines give large yields of...