Cucumbers
including C. anguria
and some C. melo (armenian cucumbers, carosellos and pickling melons)


Cucumber Armenian           (Cucumis melo L. var. flexuosus)

Very long, pale green fruits with corrugated skin. Mild, sweet flavor. Crunchy. Spineless and never bitter. Can be eaten without peeling because skin is very thin. Can grow up to 1 meter long, but better when picked at around 30-40 cm. Popular in Armenia. Grow it on a support to get straight cucumbers. 70 days.
Packet of 10 seeds: $1,99



Cucumber Armenian Serpent      
       (Cucumis melo L. var. flexuosus)

Wonderful striped armenian cucumber! Very long (40 cm) and thin (3-4 cm) fruits. Click thumbnails for details. Mild, sweet flavor. Crunchy. Can be eaten without peeling, skin is very thin. Can grow up to 1 meter long, but better when picked at around 30-40 cm. Popular in Armenia. 70 days. Rare. Aka: Metki painted serpent. Make the vines climb to get straight cucumbers.
Packet of 10 seeds: $2,99


Cucumber White 

Medium size, white cucumber from Italy. Thin skin. Used traditionally for pickling but also good for fresh eating.
Packet of 10 seeds: $1.99


Cucumber Boothby's Blond  (Boothby's Blond)

Short, stocky white fruits turning yellow. Small vines. Can be picked anywhere from 10 to 20 cm. Crunchy, sweet and mild. Good for fresh eating or for pickles. Good keeper. Recommended for regions with cool summers. Heirloom from the Boothby family in Maine. 65 days.
Packet of 10 seeds: $1,99



Cucumber Carosello Mezzo Lungo 
      
(Cucumis melo)

Stunning cucumber covered with a woolly fuzz! Click thumbnails for details. Oval to banana shaped, medium size (10 to 15 cm long). Corrugated, pale green skin. Soft fuzz is easily removable. Very tender flesh, and slightly sweet flavor. Delicious. An italian Carosello heirloom (C. melo) from southeast Italy (Puglia), quite rare in North America. Also known as "Carosello Mezzo Lungo di Polignano". 50-60 days. Yes, rare!
Packet of 10 seeds: $1,99    



Cucumber Chinese

Heat tolerant variety from China with long, corrugated fruits. Dark green skin. Compact flesh, never bitter, almost seedless.
60-65 days. Packet of 10 seeds: $1,99



Cucumber Lemon 

A very different kind of cucumber with round fruits that are bright yellow and about the size of a small apple. The lime green flesh is sweet and mild. Pick them immature. 70 days.
Packet is 10 seeds: $1,49 


Mexican Sour Gherkin
(Concombre a confire, Mouse melon)      Melothria scabra

Tiny little fruits under 3 cm long. Look like miniature watermelons. Edible, taste is sweet-tart. Can make very cute pickled gherkins. Very delicate vine, not invasive at all. Can be grown with flowers as an ornamental. Fruits stay on the vines for a long time. 70 days.
Packet of 10 seeds: $2,99


Cucumber Homemade Pickles

High yielding type producing small fruits that can be picked at any stage (from 1" to 6"). Used fresh or for pickling. Crunchy. Plants are disease resistant. Compact vines, about 1,5 m long. 55-60 days.
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Packet of 20 seeds: $1,49


Cucumber Japanese Suhyo Long

Very long and thin cucumbers (45 cm by 3 cm),with dark green skin and crunchy flesh. Similar to the English Cucumber. Productive. Popular in Japan. Make vines climb to get straight fruits. 65 days.

Packet of 10 seeds: $2,49


Cucumber Liso Calcutta                
(Cucumis anguria)

A West Indies Gherkin variety (C. anguria) with slightly larger fruits and smoother skin. Spineless. Can be eaten with the skin. Pick early, when they are about 5-6 cm long (2 inches). You can also eat them when they are larger (8 cm), but the taste then gets a little more tart and acidic (though not unpleasant). Rare variety! 70 days.
Packet of 15 seeds: $2,49


Cucumber Lebanese Sultan        (C. sativus, var. sativus, Lebanese group)

Gourmet type with delicate, smooth shiny skin. Middle East type (lebanese). Sweet flavor. Never bitter. Short fruits between 10 to 15 cm long. Hybrid vigor and very productive. Tolerant to many diseases. Hybrid variety. Early: 55 days.
Packet of 15 seeds: $1.99


Cucumber Marketmore

Early producing type with short-medium vines. Fruits are 8-9" long. Sweet and crisp. Good slicing type. Can be used for pickling too. 56-65 days.
Packet is 20 seeds: $1.49


Cucumber Crystal Apple      (Pomme de Cristal, Kristallapfelgurke)

Clear white, oval cucumbers, from the size of a baseball to a grapefruit. Crispy, juicy flesh. Light, refreshing flavor. Pick fruits young for best quality. Rare.
Packet of 10 seeds: $2,99




Cucumber Richmond Green Apple 
(Richmond River Green Apple)

This is wonderful Apple variety, with oval green fruits and crispy white flesh. Sweet flavor. Can be eaten with the skin, like an apple. About 12 cm. Old australian heirloom. About 70 days.
Packet of 15 seeds: $2,99



Cucumber Spacemaster    

Compact vines for small gardens and containers. Only 1 m long. Dark green cucumbers, medium size (18 cm). Resistant to many diseases. Early: 56-62 days. Bush Crop.
Packet of 15 seeds: $1,49




Cucumber Straight 8  

Straight, 8 inch long fruits. Nice slicing cucumber. Crispy. An All American winner. 60-70 days.
Packet of 20 seeds: $1,49




Cucumber Tondo Liscio  
    
       (Cucumis melo L. var. chate )

Carosello type from Italy with apple size, round green fruits. Botanically, it is a melon that is harvested before maturity (like armenian cucumbers). Sweet flavor and very fine texture. Rare variety, not well known in North America. Seeds imported from Italy. Also known as "Carosello tondo liscio di manduria". 60 days.
Packet of 15 seeds: $2,99



Cucumber West Indies Gherkin         Cucumber Gherkin       (Cucumis anguria)

Probably the smallest cucumber in the world, at only 2 inches. A different species altogether, from the West Indies (C. anguria). Original ancestor of the pickle. Pick fruits when they are still young and pale. The soft spines covering the fruits are easily removable by hand. Can be eaten fresh or pickled. Nice flavor. 60-70 days.
Packet of 25 seeds: $2,49



Cucumber Paris Pickling
  (Cornichon de Paris ,Vert Petit de Paris, Amlior de Bourbonne)

Prolific variety grown mainly for pickles. The sweet, tasty little fruits can also be picked later as nice slicing cucumbers. Old french heirloom dating back to 1892. Known in Europe as Ameliore de Bourbonne. 50-60 days (pickles), or 70-80 days (for cucumbers).
Packet of 20 seeds: $1,99



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