Good Source of Info On Cucumber Varieties
For excellent info on the best Cucumber varieties by state go to the vegetable variety data collection project at Cornell University - www.vegvariety.cce.cornell.edu. We urge you to join this valuable site and contribute your own ratings of varieties.
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!
- 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.