(Burpless Supreme Cucumber, Cucumber)
The cucumber 'Burpless Supreme' is grown for its flavorful, nearly seedless fruit which lacks bitterness and contains less of a compound in cucumbers known to cause burping. The plants mature earlier than average and produce fruits only 55 days after sowing seeds.
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 to the touch. When...
(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...
(Chelsea Prize English Cucumber, Cucumber)
A selection of the classic English hothouse cucumber, 'Chelsea Prize' produces slender, glossy, thin-skinned fruits with sweet, crisp flesh. The 12- to 15-inch (30- to 40-cm), nearly seedless "cukes" are free of bitterness, easy on the digestion, and excellent for slicing into salads. Plants grow from seed to harvest in about 60 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,...
(Cross Country Cucumber, Cucumber)
The old-fashioned pickling cucumber, ‘Cross Country’, produces lots of perfect crunchy pickling cucumbers that are ready for harvest only 53 days after planting. Its moderately compact vines produce heavily in the warmth of summer.
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 to the touch. When mature they produce yellow flowers...
(Crystal Apple Cucumber, Cucumber, Slicing Cucumber)
The unusual cucumber 'Crystal Apple' bears fruits that look much like Granny Smith apples. This heirloom variety was sold in the United States as early as 1934 by the Ferry Morse Seed Company. It was obtained from the Australian Arthur Yates and Co. around 1930, and it's believed they received it from Chinese sources. The vines produce fruits about 65 days after sowing seeds. Crystal Apple cucumbers have tender skins that are pale greenish-white with spots of green. The white flesh is crisp and sweet...
This 2002 All-America Selections Winner produces loads of delicious, thin-skinned slicing cucumbers that are said to be some of the best tasting around. The burpless, small-seeded fruits may also be harvested small for pickling. Vines are resistant to downy mildew, powdery mildew and cucumber scab, and they are all female, which means they produce more cucumbers than your average vine. The fruits are ready to harvest 58 days after planting.
Mature cucumbers are elongated or rounded, can be various...
(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...