Cucumis sativus, C. melo
SALT AND PEPPER Cucumber (OP) 49 days
Organically grown. A cross between an heirloom white and a disease-resistant green cucumber has produced Salt and Pepper, the first white pickling cucumber with excellent powdery mildew resistance. Crisp texture and uncommonly sweet flavor earned Salt and Pepper the Direct Gardening Association’s 2011 Green Thumb Award. White fruit with peppery black spines are best picked at about 3 inches.
TASTY JADE Cucumber 54 days
This 12 inch long, thin skinned cuke is completely bitter-free, with wonderful, crispy, fresh flavor. Plants are vigorous, high-yielding and disease resistant. Will produce fruit without pollination; it can be grown in a greenhouse or outdoors.
SWEET SUCCESS Cucumber 58 days
The Cadillac of cucumbers, it is the sweetest, tastiest cuke we know. Vigorous, disease resistant plants set fruit without pollination, fruits will produce a few small seeds if another variety is planted nearby. Cucumbers average 12-14 inches long.
TENDERGREEN BURPLESS Cucumber (OP) 55 to 65 days
Organically grown. No need to peel these wonderfully tender-skinned burpless cucumbers with a refreshing crunch, mild fresh taste and no bitterness. Fruits are blocky oval shaped and a shiny deep green on vigorous, large-leafed vines. Remain crisp and delicious when picked up to 8 inches long.
HOMEMADE PICKLES Cucumber (OP) 60 days
Organically grown. Vigorous, disease resistant plants produce pickle-shaped fruits with solid, crisp interiors. Pick small for sweet pickles, or at 5-6 inches for dills.
STRAIGHT EIGHT Cucumber (OP) 63 days
Organically grown. An All-America Selections Winner from 1935, and still a top variety today! Straight Eight never disappoints, consistently producing heavy yields of straight- as-an-arrow 8 inch tasty cukes with a uniform deep green color and very few seeds.
ARMENIAN Cucumber Cucumis melo (OP) 64 days
Organically grown. aka the "Yard Long Cucumber." Long, pale, ribbed fruits are crisp, juicy, sweet, and never need peeling. They are at their very best picked at about 1 foot long. Train on trellis to keep fruit straighter, harvesting easier.
LEMON Cucumber (OP) 60 days
Light green to yellow, rounded American heirloom heavily produces crisp, sweet, easily digested fruits. Lemon Cucumbers are outstanding in salads, or as pickles; chances are (just like us), you will eat most of these delectable nuggets out-of-hand like an apple. Best picked at 2-inches in diameter, when they are light green, showing a light yellow blush.
PATIO SNACKER Cucumber 60 days
Large quantities of delicious, crunchy, 7 inch fruits on these compact, multi-branched vines. Perfect for growing in containers on the patio or other garden areas that are short on space. You can start harvesting in 60 days from seed, and if you keep them picked, they will produce all throughout the warm season.
H-19 LITTLE LEAF Cucumber (OP) 57 days
Organically grown. Unusually small leaves make the cucumbers easy to find at harvest time. Compact, highly disease-resistant, multi-branching vines produce a huge bounty of emerald green, medium-sized, blocky cucumbers that are equally useful for pickles or eating fresh. Plants set fruit without pollination, so they can be grown under row covers or in greenhouses with great success.
TANJA Cucumber (OP) 58 days
Tasty, tender, succulent, bitter-free, dark skinned cukes grow to 13 or more inches long. They are among the most delicious of all cucumbers. Vigorous plants are remarkably high yielding.
DIVA Cucumber 58 days
This 2002 All-America Selections Winner is a heavy producer of some of the finest burpless cucumbers to be found. Skin is thin and tender, flavor is sweet, disease resistance is outstanding. Fruits grow 6-8 inches long, for very finest flavor pick at about 4 inches. 'Diva' produces all female flowers, does not require pollination to set fruit.
How to Plant Cucumber Seeds
Sow cucumbers indoors in cell packs or 2 inch pots 2-4 weeks before the last spring frost. Use 3 seeds per pot and do not thin. Kept at 70-90°F., germination is in 5-10 days. Transplant into the garden 2 feet apart in rows 5-6 feet apart. Can direct sow 5 seeds per foot, 1/2 to 1 inch deep in rows 5-6 feet apart. Thin to 1 foot apart.
Plant cucumbers in rows, hills or on trellises. Good performers in large containers. Harvest frequently to keep the plants producing.