(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.

Chinese Yellow Cucumber

Chinese Yellow Cucumber CU112

Beautiful, yellow-orange cucumber from mainland China, the young fruit... Read More
Miniature White Cucumber

Miniature White Cucumber CU167

50 days. White-skinned, black-spined little pickling cukes. Production... Read More
Early Russian Cucumber

Early Russian Cucumber CU130

55 days. This early heirloom was introduced in 1854. It produces loads... Read More
National Pickling Cucumber

National Pickling Cucumber CU172

52 days. 6-inch, blunt and blocky fruits, dark green with some striping... Read More
Parisian Pickling Cucumber

Parisian Pickling Cucumber CU106

60 days. The old French gherkin or cornichon pickler. Listed in America... Read More

Double Yield Cucumber CU175

55 days. Very productive pickling type. Bright green fruits reach to 8... Read More

Delikatesse Cucumber CU109

60 days. 10”-long, unique fruits are pale green with small warts. Superb... Read More
Sikkim Cucumber

Sikkim Cucumber CU124

The historic cucumber of Sikkim. Fat, large fruit can reach several pounds... Read More

Crystal Apple Cucumber CU149

Small 3” oval fruit are a bright, creamy white, about the size of a small... Read More
chicago pickling cucumber

Chicago Pickling Cucumber CU181

55 days. Originally bred for the markets of the Chicago area. Released... Read More
Armenian Cucumber

Armenian Cucumber CU169

(Cucumis melo) Light-green, mild-tasting, deeply ribbed fruits. The elongated... Read More

Suyo Long Cucumber CU132

65 days. Long, ribbed, dark green fruit can grow to 18”. They are very... Read More
Telegraph Improved Cucumber

Telegraph Improved Cucumber CU110

60 days. Smooth, straight, dark-green fruit, 18” long. Flesh is very crisp,... Read More
dar cucumber

Dar Cucumber CU182

60 days. Here’s a gorgeous all-purpose slicing/pickling type. The plants... Read More
Straight Eight Cucumber

Straight Eight Cucumber CU168

52 days. All-America winner for 1935! Smooth, straight, deep green 8-inch... Read More
Lemon Cuke Cucumber

Lemon Cuke Cucumber CU103

60 days. The shape, size, and color of a lemon, but the flavor is sweet... Read More
Early Fortune

Early Fortune Cucumber CU176

55 days. (Also called Special Dark Green) A super dependable garden cucumber,... Read More
Dragon's Egg Cucumber

Dragon's Egg Cucumber CU147

Beautiful cream-colored fruit are about the size and shape of a large egg!... Read More
Beit Alpha Cucumber

Beit Alpha Cucumber CU150

A delicious, very sweet cucumber that is usually picked small and does... Read More
Marketmore 76 Cucumber

Marketmore 76 Cucumber CU101

70 days. Dark green, 8”-9” fruit; great slicer! Good yields! Excellent... Read More

Muncher Cucumber CU174

60 days. Very tender, dual-purpose variety makes great pickles and is excellent... Read More
Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber

Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber CU125

(Melothria scabra) 75 days. Incredible, small cucumber-like fruit are shaped... Read More
Tendergreen Burpless Cucumber

Tendergreen Burpless Cucumber CU173

55 day. Burpless slicing type, free from bitterness, that has been popular... Read More
Boston Pickling Cucumber

Boston Pickling Cucumber CU105

An old heirloom dating back to 1880. Vigorous vines give large yields of... Read More
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