Crispy Crunchy Hybrid #C102 (20 seeds). This cucumber is popular in Europe where gardeners love the true “Cornichon” type pickle. The petite 3 to 5 inch fruit have very small white spines and are very crispy and flavorful. Short season areas will appreciate Crispy Crunchy’s ability to set fruit without pollination (parthenocarpy). That means you don’t need to have any honey bees working the flowers. Yields are impressive, and the vigorous vines keep growing. This kind of cucumber is hard to find in the United States, but we have taken the time to make sure our customers can have a taste of Europe without traveling to Paris. 44 days.
Sweet Slice #C105 (15 seeds). A non-bitter, early-maturing, disease-resistant cucumber that is one of the best tasting cucumbers we have ever eaten. With thin skin (no need to peel), and large fruit size ~10 to 12 inches, this disease-resistant variety will provide fruit that you just can't buy in a store. 61 days.
Sweet Gwyndolin Long English Hybrid #C107 (20 seeds). According to historical records, the Romans were the first to grow cucumbers in greenhouses. The goal was to provide cucumbers for Emperor Tiberius throughout the year on the Isle of Capri. In time those long cucumbers were grown throughout Europe. The fruits reach up to 14 inches in length, and are sweet and crisp. They are also completely bitter free and burpless. As with any large cucumber, you will want to trellis them if you want them to be straight. 68 days.
Big Tasty Hybrid #C110 (20 seeds). For a compact plant, Big Tasty produces plenty of 8 to 10 inch long cucumbers that are dark green in color. They are crisp and delicious, and perfect for salads or a refreshing cucumber sandwich. Because the vine is smaller, you can plant closer together, maximizing your use of garden space. Excellent disease resistance package. 62 days.
Diva Hybrid #C115 (20 seeds). Believed to have originated in India, spreading to North Africa and beyond. This All America winner is one of the best tasting of the Persian types. Now more and more people in North America are eating these burpless, bitter-free, thin skinned fruit. The fruit are parthenocarpic and don’t need bees for pollination. That makes Diva seedless and oh-so-delicious. Fruit can be harvested when small or up to 8 inches in length. Vines are particularly productive, with impressive yields, plus plenty of disease resistance. Diva has intermediate resistance to downy and powdery mildew, cucumber vein yellow virus, and scab. 58 days from planting in warm soil.
Lemon Cucumber #C118 (20 seeds)
Fruit are about the size of lemons, and are perfect for salads or pickling. They offer a sweet citrusy flavor along with crispy flesh. This heirloom dates from the 1800s, has a sprawling plant habit and vigorous vines. Best to keep picking the prolific fruit to prolong the harvest period. 65 days.