Cucumbers

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Cucumbers are a must grow for all gardeners. They enrich our lives and are some of the most sold vegetables in the supermarket! So growing cucumbers is a wise move when you are crunching the budget. HRSeeds.com offers you a wide variety of cucumbers to choose from. sikkim cucumber, little potato cucumber, painted serpent, Mexican sour gherkin, Chinese yellow cucumber, Persian pickling cucumber, white wonder Cucumber are just some of the cucumber varieties we offer. We soon plan to offer cucumber starts in spring to many of these varieties once we can expand our greenhouses. Feel free to contact us if you have a variety you want but don't see it here.

Mexican Sour Gherkin, Melothria scabra, A Newly rediscovered heirloom. Produces abundant crops of 1-2" fruits reminiscent of tiny watermelons that fall off the vines when ripe. Sweet cucumber flavor contrasted by a surprising sourness, as if they are already pickled. Great for growing on a trellis, Open pollinated, 60-70 days.
The Straight Eight Cucumber, Cucumis sativus, Was a All-America winner in 1935 for an heirloom cucumber variety. It gets it's name for getting to 8" long very consistently! It's a smooth skin most of the time a dark color but sometimes can be lighter in color. It is the NO. 1 choice for super markets for their long shelf life. open pollinated 65 days
Here is the Marketmore Cucumber, Cucumis sativus. This is the true and original version of this cucumber and was Introduced in 1968 by Cornell University. It's long, slender, semi dark green skinned cucumber variety like the straight cucumber. This not the Marketmore 76 Cucumber. The fruits get to 8 - 9 inches long. Delicious smooth flavor over the cucumber flavor make these a very popular variety. Good producer and stays crisp in storage. Open pollinated 60 to 70 days from transplanting.
Sikkim Cucumber, Cucumis sativus var. sikkimensis. Cucumbers are often stir-fried and are quite tasty In Asia. This variety is grown in the Himalayas of Sikkim and Nepal. Sir Joseph Hooker first discovered it in the eastern Himalayas in 1848. Here is part of what he wrote about it: “So abundant were the fruits, that for days together I saw gnawed fruits lying by the natives’ paths by the thousands.
Here is the Poona Kheera Cucumber, Cucumis sativus. It originates from the city of Poonah in India. These cucumbers are a very large variety! It has smooth skin when it's young but if you leave them on the vine to full maturity they can get to 15 inches long and 4 inches round!. They make great pickles when picked young! Fun variety to grow and needs a lot of space as the vine can get to 30 feet long! Open pollinated 65 to 84 days from transplanting.
Here is the White Spine Cucumber, Cucumis sativus. This is the improved version of the Early White Spine cucumber and dates back to the late 19th century. It's a short, plump, dark green skinned white spine cucumber variety. This not the Early White Spine Cucumber. The fruits get to 4 - 6 inches long. Delicious smooth flavor over the cucumber flavor make these a very popular variety especially for pickling. Good producer and stays crisp in storage. Open pollinated 50 to 60 days from transplanting.
The Little Potato Cucumber, aka Khira Balam, Cucumis sativus, An alligator skinned heirloom cucumber variety, Originally from India, This cucumber was Introduced into the 1997 SSE Yearbook by Indiana member Robert F. Bruns who got his seed from the USDA. Nearly round 3" fruits with brown russetted skin are borne heavily on robust semi-bush plants. Delicious lemon flavor. Stays crisp in storage. 70 days.
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Here is the Painted Serpent, Cucumis melo var. flexuosus, Melon? Cucumber? AKA Painted Metki Serpent Melon. It looks just like an Armenian cucumber but is very different! It's more like a melon then a cuke. It has a slight sweet taste when fully ripe. It also tends to be very soft unlike a stiffness of a cucumber. We like to pick them before they are fully ripe but can be eaten either way. they can grow as long as 4 feet! Can take 2 months to develop. 70 days.
Here is the Poinsett Cucumber, Cucumis sativus. This is the true and original version of this cucumber. It's another dark skinned heirloom cucumber variety like the straight cucumber. This not the Poinsett 76 Cucumber. The fruits get to 8 - 10 inches long. Delicious smooth flavor over the cucumber flavor make these a very popular variety. Good producer and stays crisp in storage. Open pollinated 60 to 70 days from transplanting.
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