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Sikkim Cucumber (10-15 seeds) (CU124) $4.00

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Sikkim Cucumber

         
 
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The best keeping variety! The historic cucumber of Sikkim. Fat, large fruit can reach several pounds in size. The ripe fruit is a unique rusty red color and is good eaten cooked or raw. In Asia, cucumbers are often stir fried and are quite tasty. This variety is grown in the Himalayas of Sikkim and Nepal. Sir Joseph Hooker first discovered it in the eastern Himalayas in 1848. Here is part of what he wrote about it: “So abundant were the fruits, that for days together I saw gnawed fruits lying by the natives’ paths by the thousands, and every man, woman and child seemed engaged throughout the day in devouring them.”
 
Sikkim Cucumber
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 20
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MoGardenGirl
Location:
Springfield, MO, United States
Date:
December 14, 2018
          5.0
 
Great Cucumber Variety
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Good Yields, Mild Flavor

What are the cons? none

Review:

I really like these cucumbers. The plants consistently do better than standard green cucumbers in the garden, and have a milder flavor. Have had a few pest and disease problems, but Sikkims seem to be more resistant than the green varieties I've tried to grow. They also seem to perform better during dry spells. Fruits tend to be fairly large.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ian S
Location:
Cheshire, United Kingdom
Date:
August 6, 2018
          5.0
 
Seekem there/seekem everywhere
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Great taste

What are the cons? Nil

Review:

Prolific this year in our poly tunnel with an exceptional summer so far, we've had plenty young fruit but will leave some on the plant to see how large they can grow. Plant size could be an issue, certainly don't grow in a confined space

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
comfreysage
Location:
Chicago, IL, United States
Date:
February 20, 2018
          5.0
 
Favorite variety
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? flavor, resistance

What are the cons? can be huge!

Review:

This is my favorite variety to grow. Very easy care, drought/disease resistant, and always just continue producing when the other varieties have given it up to mildew or heat. Prolific. Delicious when smaller, but hold flavor, moisture and texture well even when they get huge, and skins get harder and browner. Stay very crunchy. Great for fresh eating, and also beautiful as pickles. I started growing them to deter folks from stealing the cukes out of the garden (b/c of the color, they think they've gone rotten), but stuck with them because they are delicious. Always a favorite at veggie stand -- once you've given folks a slice to try, that is.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
72fasterhorses
Location:
Moriarty, NM, United States
Date:
September 29, 2016
          5.0
 
Stacey
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? The FLAVOR! Unique appearance.

What are the cons? Moody in our high desert.

Review:

Love, love LOVE THE FLAVOR! Really intriguing appearance. Nothing I started indoors, survived. 2 seeds grew sewn late outdoors. These are DEFINITELY WORTH building a greenhouse JUST for them! The FLAVOR is "wowwwwwww!" You'll never want a "domestic" cuke again!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Attilio Improta
Location:
Ravenna, Italy
Date:
August 12, 2016
          5.0
 
Amazing
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Very strong

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

Hard skin, pest resistant and easily adapts well to hard and poor soils. When full matured and seed removed it is very good cooked in soup or stir-fry, it can be eaten unripe and raw like other cucumbers.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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