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Cucumber: Armenian

Introduced from Armenia to Italy in the 1400s, this unusual and attractive 12 to 18" cucumber is always sweet and crispy, even when fruit is large. Thin-skinned with dense flesh, few seeds, and a pleasant, mild flavor, it is perfect for the fresh market. Handle carefully to avoid bruising. Botanically, a close relative of the honeydew melon. Thrives in hot weather.

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Cucumber: Armenian

Light-green, mild-tasting, deeply ribbed fruits. The elongated fruits yield uniform, easily digestible, fluted slices. They are apt to twist and coil growing on the ground, but develop nice and straight when hanging from a trellis. Fruits reach 24 inches long, best harvested at about 18 inches. The classic Armenian “Cucumber” which is actually a melon genetically.

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Cucumber: Beit Alpha

A delicious, very sweet cucumber that is usually picked small and does not need peeling as the skin is very tender. This variety is very popular in the Mediterranean, having been developed in Israel at a kibbutz farm. Now becoming popular with Americans because of the fruits’ fine flavor and high yields. They are also burpless and have great shelf life.

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Cucumber: Boothby's Blonde

Heirloom variety from Livermore, Maine, where the Boothby family has grown it for several generations. It sets high yields of 6-8", cream colored cukes that are mild and sweet and thin skinned. Good producer.

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Cucumber: Burpless Bush

Fine, mild-flavored, burpless all-purpose cuke for pickles or slicing. Thin-skinned fruits contain very few seeds when harvested at 4 to 6" in length.

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Cucumber: Burpless Bush No.26

Fine, mild-flavored, burpless all-purpose cuke for pickles or slicing. Thin-skinned fruits contain very few seeds when harvested at 4 to 6" in length. Originated from a cross of Straight Eight made by Horace Boyett in the 1940’s. Not recommended for trellising as the somewhat compact vines appeared brittle in our trials. 

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Cucumber: Bush

Fine, mild-flavored, burpless all-purpose cuke for pickles or slicing. Bush habit so they don't need to be trellised.

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Cucumber: Chinese Yellow

Beautiful, yellow-orange cucumber from mainland China; the young fruit is green. 10-inch fruit are as crisp as an apple. Very mild and delicious, great for slicing or for pickles. This was our largest yielding variety ever -- just a few plants produced hundreds of cucumbers! A very rare Chinese heirloom.

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Cucumber: Corinto

This organic, greenhouse hybrid produces very dark green, uniform 7 to 8" slicing cucumbers, despite cool weather or heat. Small seed cavity. Skin is thick enough to endure harvesting and handling, but thinner than the average slicing cucumber. Gynoecious and parthenocarpic.

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Cucumber: Cucumber

Cucumbers take up quite a bit of space, but they are tasty, productive and have an extended harvest season. Cucumbers make a wonderful salad all by themselves, or eaten raw. Slicing Cucumbers are primarily used in salads or eaten on their own. They may also be paired with yogurt, made into tea sandwiches, used to infuse water or made into soup. Cucumbers used for pickling can be prepared for storage or used immediately. When storing make sure they are cleaned well in preparation for pickling. Pickling cucumbers can be combined with beets, cabbage, radish, carrots, or celery.

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Cucumber: Diva

Smooth, straight, dark-green fruit, to 18" long. Flesh is very crisp, tender and mild, superb flavor. Very few seeds, vigorous high yielding vines, great for greenhouse production; also good cultured outdoors. This is an excellent English heirloom variety, introduced around 1897.

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Cucumber: Diva (Plant)

Smooth, straight, dark-green fruit, to 18" long. Flesh is very crisp, tender and mild, superb flavor. Very few seeds, vigorous high yielding vines, great for greenhouse production; also good cultured outdoors. This is an excellent English heirloom variety, introduced around 1897.

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Cucumber: Early Russian

This early heirloom was introduced in 1854. It produces loads of short, medium-green fruit over a very long season. They are mild and sweet in flavor. Uniform in shape and the vines are quite hardy, making it perfect for northern areas with short seasons: a great little cucumber for salads or pickles.

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Cucumber: Empereur Alexandre

Named for Russian Emperor Alexander. Medium-green fruit are best picked at about 6” long, quite uniform, very mild flavor and vines are amazingly productive.

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Cucumber: English Chelsea Prize

A cucumber lovers' reward, 12 to 15" Chelsea Prize is the same long, elegantly slender English cucumber found at a premium price in upscale markets. These thin skinned, bitter-free cucumbers are always easy to digest with absolutely delicious crispy sweet flesh and few seeds, the handsome glossy fruits are produced in abundance from every node of the vigorous, self-pollinating vines. Enjoy them all summer in wafer-thin juicy slices for salads or cut into refreshing crisp wedges.

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Cucumber: Green Fingers (Baby Persian)

Appetizing little Green Fingers are cute mini cucumbers that are smooth, thin-skinned, crispy, and ready to pick when just 3 to 5" long. The vigorous, powdery mildew tolerant vines are self-pollinating, early-bearing, and set fruits reliably even in difficult conditions. Enjoy these quality baby cucumbers all season long. It took a long time to find a good seed source for these exceptional little baby cucumbers usually found only in Middle Eastern markets.

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Cucumber: Horace Boyette Burpless

Fine, mild-flavored, burpless all-purpose cuke for pickles or slicing. Thin-skinned fruits contain very few seeds when harvested at 4 to 6" in length. Originated from a cross of Straight Eight made by Horace Boyett in the 1940’s. Not recommended for trellising as the somewhat compact vines appeared brittle in our trials. 

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Cucumber: Jaune Dickfleischige

A variety that is described as "ancienne" or old by the French; it also bears a partly German name and is of German origin, making this old heirloom a real piece of European Cucumber history. Huge, yellowish-green fruit turn a lovely lemon color at full maturity and can weigh 5 lbs! Beautiful fruit are very crisp and flavorful. Vines produce good yields of this impressive, tasty cucumber. Rare!

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Cucumber: Long Anglais

Attractive 12" green fruit are slender and fine for slicing. This is an old English variety that we received from France. Good for trellising and growing vertical. Mentioned in the French book “Dictionnaire d'agriculture” in 1888. A fine variety that is bitter-free and mild.

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Cucumber: Marketmore 76

Dark green even in hot weather, sweet mild flavor, tapers at both ends, blocky, white spines, no stippling. Good for both home gardens or market in cool climate areas. Developed by Dr. Munger of Cornell University.

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Cucumber: MarketMore 76

Dark green, 8”-9” fruit; great slicer! Good yields! Excellent flavor. A real standard for superb eating cukes.

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Cucumber: Marketmore 76 SB

Long, slender, dark green cucumbers. Since 1970 the slender, refined "Marketmore look" has been the standard for slicing cucumbers in the North. 8-9" fruits stay uniformly dark green even under weather stress. Begins bearing late, but picks for a relatively long time. Good for both home gardens or market in cool climate areas. Developed by Dr. Munger of Cornell University.

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Cucumber: Mediterranean Garden Oasis

Extra-sweet, burpless, uniquely smooth-skinned Best alpha renowned for quality throughout Mediterranean basin. High yields of glossy fruits with refreshing juicy-sweet flesh.

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Cucumber: Mideast Prolific

Thin-skinned variety has excellent flavor and is never bitter. Vines bear extremely early and were the most productive in our field variety trials. Adaptable to a variety of climates. 5 to 7" long fruit.

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Cucumber: Orient Express (Plant)

Thin-skinned, tender and mild. High yielding vines produce crunchy fruits 12-14" long, 1 1/2" diameter, with a delicate flavor

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F1-Hybrid. Thin- skinned, long "burpless" hybrid Japanese cucumbers combine sweet taste & crispy texture. Slender 12" fruits on vigorous, early bearing vines with long and reliable harvests.

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Smooth, straight, dark-green fruit, to 18" long. Flesh is very crisp, tender and mild, superb flavor. Very few seeds, vigorous high yielding vines, great for greenhouse production; also good cultured outdoors. This is an excellent English heirloom variety, introduced around 1897.

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Cucumber: Poona Kheera

Creamy, light-green fruits; very delicious flesh, crisp, and juicy. Sweet and mild; one of my favorite varieties. Fruit shaped like a potato, with skin turning brow as they ripen. One of our best varieties that is disease resistant and very hardy. Vines produce early and the yield is very heavy. A wonderful heirloom from India that has become Baker Creek's most asked-for cucumber.

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Cucumber: Richmond Green Apple

A unique heirloom from Australia and is still popular there. The fruit are the size of a lemon but are of a beautiful light green color. These are excellent, very mild, sweet and juicy. Hard to find and really fun to grow.

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Cucumber: Ruby Wallace's Old Time White

Grown for over 50 years by Mrs. Ruby Wallace of Dallas, North Carolina. Ruby first got a start from her mother-in-law Myrtle, who grew them for many years before that. The Wallace family uses the fruits for pickles when they are very small. (Be sure to use white vinegar to make white pickles!) Or the family lets the fruit get a bit larger for slicers. It's the only one they grow! A real Carolina heirloom.

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Cucumber: Sagami Hanjiro

Traditional Japanese variety used primarily for slicing. Sagami is an area in Japan. "Hanjiro" means two-toned, and this one is dark green and lime green. Like many Japanese varieties, these are fantastic for fresh eating.

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Cucumber: Spacemaster

Developed by Dr. Munger at Cornell. Bush-type plant with 2 to 3' vines and full-sized cukes, about 7-1/2" long. Good for salads or pickles. Regular picking will help the plant produce well-shaped, attractive cukes through the season. Widely adapted. Plant early in the season to avoid late-season diseases. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Resistant to Cucumber Mosaic Virus and Cucumber Scab.

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Cucumber: Straight Eight

All-America winner for 1935! Smooth, straight, deep green 8-inch fruits with rounded blunt ends. Early, vigorous and prolific; tolerates mosaic virus. A superb variety that has stood the test of time.

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Cucumber: Sweet Armenian

Distinctive Armenian heirloom cucumbers are creamy, pale- green with long, ridged fruits that have a wonderfully crisp, juicy texture. These traditional home garden favorites are also called "Yard-long Cucumbers." Bitter-free and crunchy with very thin skins, they have few seeds and never get pithy or hollow-hearted Armenians cut up into decorative, scalloped slices are both appetizing and delicious to eat with a mild sweet flavor. Plants are heavy yielders and thrive in hot summer areas.

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Cucumber: Sweet Slice (Plant)

Mildly flavored, never bitter. Sets well under tough conditions. Flavorful 10 to 12" fruits. Burpless. Sweet. Bitter-free. Large yields even under tough conditions. Preferred for salads. So sweet and smooth you can eat the skin and all.

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Cucumber: Tasty Green

Crunchy, juicy and thin-skinned, long "burpless" Tasty Green Japanese cucumbers combine vigor and productivity with fine sweet flavor and especially refreshing crispy texture. The vigorous vines bear early, yielding abundant slender 10 to 12"h fruits that never need peeling. Tasty Green cukes are perfect in any kind of salad and equally delicious sliced and eaten out of hand with a sprinkle of salt. A classic that is easy to grow and tops for flavor and quality.

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Cucumber: Telegraph Improved

Smooth, straight, dark-green fruit, to 18" long. Flesh is very crisp, tender and mild, superb flavor. Very few seeds, vigorous high yielding vines, great for greenhouse production; also good cultured outdoors. This is an excellent English heirloom variety, introduced around 1897.

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Cucumber: White Emerald

New! White Emerald cucumber is vigorous and prolific. Fruit is crisp with light green color skin. Thick, cylindrical in shape. A good resistant variety that is well adapted to a wide range of growing conditions, but especially in hot, humid areas. From Thailand.

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Cucumber: White Spine

Classic slicing variety from which many other newer slicers have been bred; this variety was developed and grown before 1800. Fruits are medium green, often lighter at one end, with white spines, and are usually around 7 to 8" in length. May be used for pickling if the fruits are picked very small.

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Cucumber: White Wonder

A great yielder. Creamy-ivory, 7” long fruits, delicious and great for pickles or slicing. W. Atlee Burpee introduced this heirloom in 1893 after they received it from a customer in New York.