(Cucumber, Early Fortune Cucumber, Slicing Cucumber)
Whether grown for pickles or as a salad cucumber, 'Early Fortune' is a worthwhile productive, disease-resistant heirloom worth trying. It was discovered in 1900 in George Starr's Michigan garden as a seedling variant of 'Davis Perfect' and was first sold commercially in 1910 by the Jerome B. Rice Seed Company of Cambridge, New York. The cucumbers are attractive emerald to dark green with crisp, lightly seeded flesh. These cucumbers remain firm and store and ship well. Plants mature earlier than average...
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(Cucumber, Early Triumph Cucumber)
The extremely productive cucumber 'Early Triumph' yields thin-skinned, large, crisp fruits ideal for making pickle slices. The blocky cucumbers are attractive green with crisp, seeded flesh. The highly disease-resistant plants produce fruits 63 days after sowing seeds. The cucumbers are best harvested when they approach 7 to 8 inches (17 to 20 cm) long. This cultivar dates to 1980.
Asian in origin, cucumbers have been cultivated since ancient times. These frost-tender annual vines thrive in...
(Cucumber, Edmonson Heirloom Cucumber, Heirloom Cucumber, Pickling Cucumber, Slicing Cucumber)
This is an easy-to-grow heirloom cucumber that produces loads of crisp ivory green fruits. This variety came from Kansas native Clarice Cooper, whose grandfather Edmonson selected and grew the cucumber throughout his lifetime. The non-bitter cucumbers are crisp and flavorful and turn from milky green when pickle-sized (4 inches (10 cm) long) to dark orange-red when large and full-sized. The plants begin to produce harvestable fruits about 70 days after sowing seeds. Plants are disease-resistant and...
(Cucumber, Endeavor Pickling Cucumber)
An early bearing cucumber, 'Endeavor' produces prickled, knobby fruits ideal for pickling. The cucumbers have few, small seeds in the sweet, crisp flesh. Resistant to mosaic virus and downy mildew, plants produce fruits about 53 days after sowing seeds. These cucumbers can be harvested small or when mature when they reach 12- to 15-inches long (30 to 40 cm). This variety yields straight fruits when grown on a trellis.
Asian in origin, cucumbers have been cultivated since ancient times. These...
(Cucumber, Fanfare Slicing Cucumber)
This 1994 All-America Selections Winner produces lots and lots of perfectly shaped, burpless slicing cucumbers with deep green skin. The vigorous, compact, disease-resistant vines produce heavily in the warmth of summer, and fruits are ready to harvest around 63 days after planting.
Asian in origin, cucumbers have been cultivated since ancient times. These frost-tender annual vines thrive in the warmth and sunshine of summer. They have large, broadly lobed leaves that are green and scratchy...
(Cucumber, Green Dragon Cucumber)
The slicing cucumber, 'Green Dragon', bears sweet, dark green fruits that are burpless and lack bitterness. The vigorous vines are resistant to cucumber scab, mosaic virus, and powdery mildew.
Asian in origin, cucumbers have been cultivated since ancient times. These frost-tender annual vines thrive in the heat and sunshine of summer. They have large, broadly lobed leaves that are green and scratchy to the touch. When mature they produce yellow flowers that are either male or female. Pollen-bearing...
(Cucumber, Greensleeves Cucumber)
The slicing cucumber, 'Greensleeves', bears many uniformly straight, medium-sized fruits with little bitterness and dark green, glossy skin. The vines are resistant to anthracnose and have mostly female flowers, so they produce high fruit yields. It is a fast-growing and producing cucumber that bears cucumbers around 53 days after sowing seeds.
Mature cucumbers are elongated or rounded, can be various shades of green and have small prickles on their skins. Some cucumbers are bred to be harvested...
(Cucumber, Japanese Long Pickling Cucumber)
The long, slender, tender-skinned fruits of this Japanese-style cucumber are good for salads or refrigerator pickles. The crispy, nearly seedless "cukes" have a mild sweet flavor and are easy on the digestion. This variety grows from seed to harvest in 75 days. The cucumbers can grow to 20 inches (50 cm) long and 1.5 inches (4 cm) wide, but are best when about 12 inches (30 cm) long.
Asian in origin, cucumbers have been cultivated since ancient times for their prickly, tough-skinned, succulent...
(Cucumber, Lemon Cucumber)
The lemon-like cucumber, ‘Lemon’, is an heirloom cultivar that was first introduced in 1894. It’s distinguished by its rounded, white-fleshed, sweet fruits with smooth skin that turns yellow when mature. This is a dosakai-type cucumber that originates from India. Its cucumbers are ready for picking after 60 to 75 growing days, starting in midsummer. The fruits can be pickled but are best eaten fresh.
Mature cucumbers are elongated or rounded, can be various shades of green and have small prickles...
(Cucumber, Longfellow Cucumber, Slicing Cucumber)
An heirloom variety that was once widely cultivated for its long, straight, flavorful fruits, 'Longfellow' was introduced in 1927 by the Jerome B. Rice Seed Company of Cambridge, New York. The cylindrical, slightly tapering cucumber have deep green, white dotted skin and tasty firm flesh excellent for slicing. They are best harvested when about 12 inches (30 cm) long. This heirloom salad cucumber grows from seed to harvest in about 70 days.
Asian in origin, cucumbers have been cultivated since...