What are the pros? Speedy germination, quick grow
What are the cons? Doesn't like to trellis
I'm always wary of new cultivars, but SO GLAD to have tried the Dragon's Egg Cucumber. Thus far it is the star in the salad garden and we're harvesting 3-4 cukes a day from just a few plants. First to sprout with 100% germination rate, first to flower, first to produce, even out-doing the ever predictible Lemon Cucumber (which hasn't produced one fruit thus far even though planted at the same time.) The flavor is mild and the seeds soft, so great for peeling and slicing into salads. Husband declares it's his favorite type of cucumber out of all we've tried thus far (usually 4 different varieties each season.)
The only drawback is that my plants will not train up a trellis and instead prefers to cascade out of the raised bed. A very small irritation for the fantastic results we're getting. We will plant this variety again and include it as a garden staple.
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