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Aonaga Jibai Cucumber (15 seeds) (CU120) $3.50

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Aonaga Jibai Cucumber

         
 
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Exceptionally sweet, tender, and above all--tough. Aonaga Jibai is one of our finds from a recent seed saving expedition to Japan. Known in the southern islands of Japan, the seeds have been preserved over generations by an old family in Beppu City on Kyushu Island. The long, slender 8-inch fruit is bitter free and super sweet with inconspicuous seeds, making it a perfect marketing cucumber with flavor that stands out from the rest! From the 1939 seed catalog of Tanaka & Co. “Hardiness and prolific bearing character are meritorious features of Japanese varieties of cucumber. They withstand drought, moisture and attack of fungoid disease to a remarkable degree.”
 
Aonaga Jibai Cucumber
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 9
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jocelyn
Location:
Crossville, TN, United States
Date:
July 28, 2019
          5.0
 
Sweet tender NOT BITTER
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Not pithy when large no bitter

What are the cons? NOTHING

Review:

These cukes are fantastic. Even when allowing to go to seed, the overgrown fruits were still sweet. Makes lovely fridge pickles. Eaten fresh they are sweet and tender with a nice snap and crunch. My favorite cuke now. As tiny fruits they are better than gherkins. I ate my weight in these off the vine. Cooling on hot days. Did not cause much BURPING. I was eating three and four mature fruits at a time and no gas. SO GOOD. HIGH YIELDS. Lovely for facials, too. Cannot go wrong growing these. Produces plenty of seeds for saving. Did great with high heat and high humidity. I mulched heavily and buried a couple dozen eggs in a trench at their base. No fertilizer other than that. TY Baker Creek for providing such lovely species!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
garlic grower
Location:
WILLITS, CA, United States
Date:
February 28, 2019
          5.0
 
sweetly versatile
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? sweet flavor & late production

What are the cons? none

Review:

These cukes are wonderful baked. sauteed, steamed, marinated or eaten with veggie dips. They are a superior choice for all conventional uses of raw cucumbers in salads or garnishes. I pulverized the baked or steamed ones in a blender & used them in sauces for pasta. They also made tasty cucumber chips if baked in slow oven on sheets lined with parchment paper after lightly brushing with vinegar & salt. Lost 2 starts, but the remaining 3 produced much more than expected. Actually have enough baked & steamed ones frozen in packets to last until next summer. Allow ample space to trellis (my 3 reached 14 ' x 10' and 5' high) & enough time during peak summer heat to tie the rapidly growing branches. Harvested 6-8 fruits every day from mid Aug. through mid Oct. Everyone I shared them with expressed positive reactions. Enjoyed my last ones Thanksgiving weekend. Will grow these every year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kristin
Location:
NW, OH, United States
Date:
August 15, 2018
          5.0
 
Wonderful
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Everything!

What are the cons? Nothing!

Review:

Prolific beautiful cucumbers that are so sweet. We pick them and many times they don’t even make it into the house and if they do, they don’t always make it to a salad.My daughter and I love them!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
shellbell818
Location:
BARTLETT, IL, United States
Date:
July 23, 2018
          5.0
 
NO BITTERNESS
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow

What are the cons? none

Review:

I admit that I had several seedlings taken from me early on. It had nothing to do with this particular strain of cucumber but my newly amended beds were infested with pill bugs that took a liking to my new seedlings. I was left with one lonely Aonaga baby but it made it and it has produced more cucumbers than I know what to do with! I'm a little afraid of how many cucumbers I would have had if the pill bugs didn't get to the plants first. They are extra yummy with NO BITTERNESS. We get a decent heat wave during the summer which typically results in a batch of cucumbers being composted because they are so bitter but these precious gems have remained bitter-free and sweet during the heat. I am going to attempt to save some seeds but since I replaced some of my decimated Aonaga babies with double yield pickling cucumbers, I may have a hard time trying to isolate one Aonaga for seed saving so Baker Creek will be getting a repeat order from me on this one. What a great find!!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jayp413
Location:
Westfield, MA, United States
Date:
July 18, 2018
          5.0
 
Easy to grow with high yeilds
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, lots of cukes

What are the cons? None

Review:

This is my first year gardening. These cucumbers terminated very well, grew fast and strong and are producing a large amount of cucumbers. I may try a different variety next year, but will keep two of these plants as well. The taste is very good, with a nice crunch to them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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