Choosing Cucumber Varieties

Good Source of Info On Cucumber Varieties
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Some Popular Cucumber Varieties

‘Armenian Yard Long’ A slicing cucumber, Armenian Yard Long produces unusual, long narrow fruits with gray-green skin. These may grow 2 to 3 feet long, and are sometimes slightly curved. The flesh has a creamy smooth texture. A 1.75 gram packet plants about 11 hills (5 seeds per hill).

  • Great for Slicing & Salads
  • Guaranteed To Grow
  • 55 Days to Harvest
  • Plant 1/2-inch Deep, 4-foot Row Spacing & 6-foot Plant Spacing



‘Marketmore 76’ A slicing type that is good in humid areas. Lots of deep green slicing cucumbers come from plants that are tolerant to mildew disease. A 3.2 gram packet plants about --- hills (---seeds per hill) //need this info from seed packet.

  • The more you pick, the more they will produce.
  • Still keeps their shape with a bit of drought
  • Very flavorful fresh slicing cucumber
  • Plants 3 mounds of three plants each
  • Cucumis sativa

True to its name the more you pick the more they will produce. They keep a nice straight shape and are mature at 6 to 8 inches long. This packet plants three mounds of three plants each.

‘Spacemaster’ This slicing type is the prototypical bush cucumber. Short-vined plants take only a third as much room as regular cucumbers, grow well even in large pots, and produce regular-sized fruits. Resists mosaic disease, too. A 650 mg packet plants about --- hills (---seeds per hill) //need this info from seed packet.
  • You can grow cucumbers in containers.
  • The vines only reach 2 to three feet but produce full sized cucumbers.
  • Wait until your soil is warm if you are starting them outside.
  • Cucumis sativus

This cucumber does not need another pollinator and is resistant to mosaic virus and scab.

‘Sumter’ The standard type for pickling. Straight, symmetrical green fruits grow to 6 inches and are tasty and firm, prolific too. A 3.2 gram packet plants about --- hills (---seeds per hill) //need this info from seed packet///

‘Tendergreen’ A burpless slicing type that’s an excellent slicing cucumber. Fruits have smooth, tender thin green skin and sweet white flesh. A 3 gram packet plants about 20 hills (5 seeds per hill).

‘Vert de Massy (Cornichon)’ For authentic French pickles, this is the one to get.. Produces lots of tiny fruits to pick when 2 to 3 inches long for pickles, or for salads when larger. A 1.25 gram packet plants about 10 hills (5 seeds per hill).

Burpless Bush Cucumber - 25 Seeds-GARDEN FRESH PACK!

by Hirts: Seed; Vegetable

  • Burpless Bush Hybrid's firm, nearly seedless fruits are consistently straight and cylindrical, for easy slicing
  • Dark green color, average 8-10 in. length
  • Resistant to disease
  • 60 Days to Maturity
  • 30 Seeds

Burpless Bush Hybrid's firm, nearly seedless fruits are consistently straight and cylindrical, for easy slicing. Dark green color, average 8-10 in. length. Resistant to disease. 60 days.

Slicing cucumbers have a mild flavor and tend to be thinner than pickling types. Ours also have good disease resistance and many are burpless , meaning they lack the compounds that cause indigestion.

Straight Eight Cucumber 400 Seeds - PLUS PACK SAVINGS!

by Hirt's

Straight Eight Cucumber - Cucumis sativus, The standard for slicing cucumbers. Pick when fruit is approximately 8 inches long. Grow on a fence, a trellis, or in your garden. Plant just before your last frost. May be planted every two weeks until mid-summer.




30 Boston Pickling Cucumber Seeds By Seed Needs

by Seed Needs

  • Days to Germination: 7 - 10
  • Days to Harvest: 50 - 75
  • Planting Depth: 0.5 Inches
  • Spacing Hills: 48 Inches
  • Spacing Rows: 72 Inches

This cucumber plant produces heavy yields of small 6" long pickling type cucumbers. This variety has been grown by home gardeners for generations. Perfect for making pickles, but also good in salads. Harvest cucumbers when they are 2" to 6" long. This old and very reliable Pickling Cucumber is a very high yielder that bears lovely cucumbers continuously provided the cucumbers are harvested continually and are not allowed to over-mature and become yellow. Productive vines produce a large quantity of little blocky, green cucumbers with black spines that are just the right size for use as pickles.

Cucumber Diva Slicing 20 Seeds per Packet

by JSS

  • Days to Maturity or Bloom: 58
  • Variety does especially well when started in, or grown in, a greenhouse environment.
  • Exclusive Seller
  • Self Pollinating

AAS trial judges throughout North America agreed - Diva just might be the best-tasting cuke on the planet. Diva looks like a regular salad cucumber but with a much smoother, thin, no-peel skin. Distinctly tender, crisp, sweet, bitter-free, and seedless; especially flavorful harvested small, about the size of a pickle. Plants are gynoecious (all-female) and parthenocarpic (grow fruits without pollination). Resistant to both mildews and scab. Foliage is nonbitter, hence not as attractive to cucumber beetles as some varieties. Adapted to open field

Organic Picolino F1 Hybrid All Female Cucumber 4 Seeds

by Hirt's

Days to Harvest: 70 days
Crisp, juicy half length 'mini cukes' ideal for slicing and used up in one meal with no waste. All-female flowering so produces many fruits and requires regularly harvesting to maintain production. Good powdery and downy mildew resistance.





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