Oh the snap and crunch of that very first garden cuke of the season!
We offer hybrid burpless types, pickling types, open pollinated standards, and 2 container varieties and a burpless long Asian cuke. (My personal favorite is the Suyo Long)
Cukes benefit greatly by being grown on a trellis. Cukes grown on a trellis are cleaner and straighter and take up much less room in the garden because they’re growing UP and not vining OUT on the ground. The other best practice when growing cukes is to put them in later like one “should do” with melons. Cukes and melons share a common ancestry in north Africa and the middle east. They like heat to do best in the garden. We never plant our cukes or melons out in the garden earlier than the 2nd week of June. They take off like a rocket and are highly productive.
Patience is a virtue, especially when gardening.
2020 retail flower & veggie retail prices
Cuke, Burpless,Sweeter Yet Hybrid, 48 days, best trellised for straighter fruit, best flavor when harvested at 10-12" length
Cucumber, Asian, Tasty Jade, Hybrid, 54 days, burpless, thin skinned, sweet, 12” long fruits, best trellised
Cucumber, Slicer, Bush, Salad More Hybrid, 55 days, 8" fruits are crisp, with a mild sweet flavor, large container friendly, 2-3' vines, 1988 AAS winner
Cucumber, Pickling, Bush, Pick a Bushel Hybrid, 50 days, 3-6" fruits are sweet, firm and crisp, large container friendly, 2-3' vines, 2014 AAS winner
Cuke, Pickling, Parisian Gherkin Hybrid, 50-65 days, 2-4" fruits, short vine, can be grown in larger containers, 2015 AAS winner
Cucumber, Tendergreen, Hybrid, 55 days, burpless, 6-7” extra-sweet, mild, bitter free fruits
Cuke, Asian, Heirloom, Burpless, Suyo Long, 61 days, best trellised for straighter fruits
Cuke, OP, Marketmore 76, 58 days, the old standard, productive long vines, thicker skins