(44 varieties to choose from)
Culture is the same as for muskmelons. Plant 3 to 5 seeds per hill in hills 3 feet apart. Packets contain 25 to 35 seeds.
UPDATED FOR 2023
DUAL PURPOSE CUCUMBERS
Old-fashioned type that can be used for both slicing and for pickles depending on the stage of harvesting.
Improved Long Green
Improved Long Green - 65 days- A very large, dual purpose cucumber that gets big quick and has a paler green skin color. Plants stay productive for a long period of time. This one did amazing this year, planted July 4 we had mounds of continuous cucumbers all the way from early September until frost. Introduced in 1842, this one is an old one but has stood the test of time. Pkt. $1.50 Certified Organic Seed
Poona Kheera - 60 days - Fruits start out a mayonnaise color and turn russet potato colored later on. Nearly bitter free. The color changes are good indicators of the edibility. When pale they are tender and bitter free as they look more and more like a russet potato the skin firms ups . Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed
Uzbekski - 50 days- Light green skin turns golden brown, flesh stays crisp after harvest. This is another one of the Russian varieties that keeps well when it turns to a russet potato look. I am sure when this was developed the storage qualities were an important feature in the areas where the seasons were so short. Pkt. $1.50 Certified Organic Seed
Predominantly used for fresh slicing.
Athens - 75 days - Very large, dark green slicer. Fruits can get quite large and still remain nearly seed free. Superb quality. This is always one of the nicest looking market cucumbers and the fruits remain seed free for a long period of time and in the end have very few seeds as well. Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed SOLD OUT AS OF FEBRUARY 27
Improved Telegraph-80 days- the seed was in some of Tom Knoche’s collection and was 26 years old. Surprising it grew and well. The yields were huge with many 18plus inch near seed free fruits. This variety does not produce a lot of seeds so we had literally 6 times the amount of fruit to get the same amount of seed of most varieties. The fruit remain in a great edible state for a very long time. It does best if trellised to allow the fruit to hang down. UNAVAILABLE IN 2023 -DEER PROBLEMS
Best used for making pickles, but can be eaten fresh
Spanberg Pickling- 58 days- an early productive Russian pickler. An interesting thing was noticed in the 2022 seed crop grow out, typically if you leave fruits on to ripen as we do for seed production the plants stop producing new fruit.This one kept on producing until frost. In early October from a June 20 planting we had mature fruit and tiny edible fruit. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed
Used for small pickles. Not the same species as regular cucumbers. Packet should contain at least 50 seeds.