(Burpless Bush Cucumber, Cucumber)
The cucumber cultivar 'Burpless Bush' produces straight, cylindrical, deep green "cukes" on relatively compact, 3- to 4-foot-wide (90- to 120-cm) plants. The flavorful, nearly seedless cucumbers are less likely than most to cause indigestion or to go bitter. Plants grow from seed to harvest in about 55 days.
Asian in origin, cucumbers have been cultivated since ancient times for their prickly, tough-skinned, succulent fruits. These frost-tender annual vines bear large, lobed, rough-textured...
(Cucumber, Pickling Cucumber)
The cultivar 'Bush Pickle' produces small cylindrical "cukes" on compact, non-vining plants. Maturing at 4 to 5 inches (10 to 12 cm) long, the medium-green, white-spined, mild-flavored fruits are excellent for pickling or for salads. This scab- and mosaic-resistant cultivar grows from seed to harvest in about 50 days. Its fruiting season is relatively brief.
Asian in origin, cucumbers have been cultivated since ancient times for their prickly but succulent fruits. These frost-tender annual...
(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, 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, Salad Bush Cucumber)
This 1988 All American Selections Winner produces 8-inch (20-cm) cucumbers on compact, short-vining plants. Ripening in about 57 days from seed, the cylindrical, dark-green "cukes" are excellent for slicing into salads. This F1 hybrid is resistant to scab-, mosaic- and leaf-spot diseases.
Asian in origin, cucumbers have been cultivated since ancient times for their prickly but succulent fruits. These frost-tender annual vines bear large, lobed, rough-textured leaves on long, bristly, trailing...
James H. Schutte
(Cucumber, Spacemaster Cucumber)
This is the perfect dwarf cucumber vine for small garden spaces. In summer, 'Spacemaster' produces lots of long, crisp fruits with deep green skin and few spines. The super compact vines are perfect for container culture and produce fruits around 56 days after planting.
Mature cucumbers are elongated or rounded and have small prickles along the skin. Some are bred to be harvested young for pickles while others are raised to be harvested when more mature and used for slicing. Overripe specimens...
Mark A. Miller
(Early Butternut Winter Squash, Winter Squash)
Winter squash ‘Early Butternut’ produces many large, meaty, pear-shaped fruits with smooth, light tan skin and deliciously sweet, deep, red-orange flesh. This variety has outstanding flavor, and is excellent whether roasted, steamed, or baked into pies. Four to five fruits are borne on each compact, bushy plant, and are ready for harvest approximately 75 to 90 days after sowing.
Butternut squash are derived from the species Cucurbita moschata, a warm season, annual vine originating...
(Astia Zucchini, Zucchini)
The flavorful, dark green fruits of this bush zucchini are borne on compact plants that mature at 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 cm) tall and wide. The long-stalked, gray-green, silver-blotched leaves arise from a stubby central "stalk." The flowers and the ensuing cylindrical fruits are produced at the bases of the leaves. Crisp and mild-flavored, the fruits are excellent sautéed, baked, or steamed. They can also be sliced into salads. Fruits are best at about 5-inches-long (13 cm). This French variety grows...
(Pumpkin, Spooktacular Pumpkin)
The miniature, bright-orange jack-o'-lanterns of this short-vined, early-ripening variety are good for decorations and pies. The round, shallow-ribbed pumpkins average 4 pounds (2 kg) in weight and 5 inches (12 cm) in diameter. Each has a stout dark-green "handle." This F1 hybrid grows from seed to harvest in about 85 days.
Like all true pumpkins, ‘Spooktacular' belongs to the New World species Cucurbita pepo. These warm season, annual vines are monoecious, meaning single plants bear...
Ernst Benary® Inc.
(Large-fruited Mix Gourd, Ornamental Gourd)
Seed mixtures sold under this name yield a crop of large decorative "gourds" in a wide variety of shapes and colors. Numerous cultivars from several species of Cucurbita (including C. pepo) are typically included.
Most "gourd" seed mixtures contain cultivars of Cucurbita pepo, C. moschata, C. maxima, Lagenaria siceraria, and other members of the squash family (the Cucurbitaceae). These warm-season, trailing or...