Cucumber Seeds

Useful gardening information

Cucumber is a tender, warm-season vegetable that produces well when given proper care and protection. The vines of standard varieties grow rapidly and require substantial space. Vertical training methods and new dwarf varieties now allow cucumbers to be grown for slicing, salads and pickling, even in small garden plots.

Sowing Instructions

Cucumbers don't do well if roots are disturbed, so it is best to plant seeds directly in the garden or use deep seed starting pots if you must start indoors. Plant your seeds in soil, 2 to 3 weeks after last frost, when soil and air temperature is at least 60 F. Thin so there are 4 plants per hill. Cucumbers can also be grown in rows instead of hills, spacing 24" apart in rows 24 - 36" apart. Trellised plants can be grown as close as 10" apart. Cucumbers only take 55 to 65 days to maturity, so you can have multiple harvest by growing 2 to 3 weeks apart. Plants grow 1 ft tall and vines spread up to 6 ft.

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IP154 Telegraph Improved ( Greenhouse Cucumber )
Grow cucumbers year round with this variety. Telegraph Improved is one of the most requested open-pollinated greenhouse varieties. It is derived from the original Telegraph Long. Dark green, sleek, 10-14 inch fruit are burpless, mild flavored, and never bitter. The plants will grow up to 8 feet in a greenhouse, are easily trellised, and set fruit without pollination. Performs very well outdoors too.
Telegraph Improved produces excellent crops of dark green cucumbers of perfect shape, but due to the long fruit, they will need to be trellised to achieve perfect shaped fruits. The plant has a long vine and the long narrow cucumbers will curl if they aren't high enough up to dangle. 60 days.
  10 seeds $2.25
SF142 Bush Pickle
Plants Spread Just 2-1/2 to 3 Feet
Compact choice for small gardens or containers! Bears early, white-spined, 5-in. cukes in half the space needed by most vines. Cool, mild flavor. Scab and mosaic-tolerant plants. 45 days.
  10 seeds $2.25
IP187 Little Potato
Originally from India, this heirloom cucumber is a real treat. Produces nearly round 3" fruits with brown russetted skin (looking like a potato).
It has a delicious lemon flavor and stays crisp in storage. Matures in about 70 days
  10 seeds $2.25
BM61 Spacemaster 80 Cucumber
60 days. These dwarf plants produce heavily and are resistant to cucumber mosaic virus, scab, and moderately resistant to downy and powdery mildews. The eight inch fruit are good flavored and not bitter, even when grown in full sun.
  1.10g pack contains at least 25 seeds $2.25
NB05 Diva Hybrid
AAS, seedless, burpless, 8", smooth no-peel skin, spineless dark green, crisp non-bitter, sweet, big yield, need no pollination, 58 days.
  10 seeds per pack $2.25
TRN098 Saladmore Hybrid
AAS, F1 slicer, Perfect compact plant for patio, dark green 8", crisp, mild, sweet, disease resistant, mono, 55 days.
  10 seeds per pack $2.25
TRN099 Green Dragon Hybrid
F1 Burpless, bitter-free, thin skin, shiny green smooth skin, 10 x 1-1/2", resists CMV, scab, mildew, etc, mono, 60 days.
  10 seeds per pack $2.25
IP140 Snow's Fancy Pickling Cucumber
Plant produces good yields of 5" long by 1-1/2" wide pickling type cucumbers. These cucumbers have a nice sweet crunch to them and are great making pickles and for salads too. Pick the fruits as soon as large enough to encourage more fruiting.
This variety was introduced in 1905 by Vaughan's Seed House of Chicago. It was selected by J. C. Snow of the famous Snow Pickle Farm located in Rockford, Illinois. At that time, it fit the requirements for small pickling manufacturing. 55 days.
  10 seeds per pack $2.25
W169 Arkansas Little Leaf
Compact vine for patio, prolific yield, up to 30 pickles/plant, disease resistant, parthenocarpic (needs no pollinator), 62 days.
  10 seeds per pack $2.25
IP047 Natsu Suzumi
Japanese type, 12-14" long, 1-1/2" dia., burpless, small seeds, very sweet, highly disease resistant, heat tolerant, mono, 59 days.
  10 seeds per pack $3.95
TRM507 Japanese Soarer Cucumber
Valued particularly for its flavor, this Japanese burpless cucumber hybrid is easy to grow and a generous producer of 8" long cucumbers, up to 1" in diameter, with fine white spines and smooth deep-green skin. The vigorous plants tolerate heat very well and resist downy mildew, powdery mildew, anthracnose, and CMV. This variety is suitable for open field growing and has a monoecious flowering habit (plant produces both male and female flowers).
  Package 5 seeds $2.75
W175 Backyard Pickler
High yielding, midsize green, 4-5", solid, crisp, tiny white spined, superb flavor, mono, 54 days.
  500mg pack ( about 20 seeds ) $2.25
W176 Bushy
Russian heirloom, compact bushy 3' vine, eat fresh or pickle, 48 days, Organic.
  10 seeds per pack $2.25
W177 Crystal Apple
Matures to apple shape, tender, creamy white skin, mild flavor, great eaten fresh, prolific, 65 days.
  10 seeds per pack $2.25
JF333 Beit Alpha F1
Delicious Middle Eastern salad type, small, tender, non-bitter, spineless, very tasty, great for snacks, 65 days.
  10 seeds per pack $2.25
JF339 Patio Snacker
F1 hybrid, "Fast food from your patio" and healthier than a burger, 8 x 1½", great flavor, high yield, short 4' vine, 39 days.
  10 seeds per pack $2.95
IP173 Early Spring Burpless Cucumber
Excellent choice for container gardening and small gardens as they take up little space and grow in just about any enviroment. These long, slender cukes offer a crisp, mild, bitter-free and burpless bite all season long. Firm and easy to peel, they should become your cucumber of choice.
Expect Early Spring Burpless to reach 8 to 12 inches long in no time. For straight fruit, stake them on a cucumber support. Or, if you like the look of curly cukes, let them grow on the ground, where they'll twist up.
These burpless cucumbers are known for their tasty, non-astringent flesh, small seed cavity, and crisp, thin skin that never needs peeling. 52 days.
Available only in Treated Seed.
 500mg package ( about 18-20 seeds ) $2.45
W178 Poinsett 76
(Green Gem), Long, old fashioned type, heat tolerant, resists mildew, great in South and mid-Atlantic, developed at Clemson, 60 days.
  10 seeds per pack $2.25
W179 Poona Kherra
Unusual smooth russet brown skin when mature, crisp sweet yellow-green flesh, high yield, Indian native, 53 days.
  10 seeds per pack $2.25
IP169 Cucamelon ( Melothria scabra )
Tiny 1½" light green, dark striped, crispy white flesh has cucumber-like flavor with lemony tartness and a touch of lime, this is a fascinating little novelty plant for any gardener.
Cucamelons can be grown the same way as regular cucumbers, only they are far easier. They only need some type of support to climb on and suffer from very few pests. Sow the seed from April to May indoors and plant out when all risk of frost is over. Give them a support the scramble over, keep well watered and that is pretty much all you will need to do to enjoy a large harvest.
This plant is native to Mexico and Central America, where it is called sandiita (little watermelon). It is believed to have been a domesticated crop before western contact began.
  10 seeds $2.25
W180 Very Cool
Deep green 9", compact, well suited for patio container, 59 days.
  10 seeds per pack $2.25
W181 West Indian Gherkin
2" baby cukes, ideal for tiny sweet pickles or relish, drought tolerant, 200 year old heirloom, 62 days.
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W170 Boothby Blonde
Unique stubby, oval, plump, yellow Maine heirloom, delicate sweet flavor, useful in patio pots, 63 days.
  10 seeds per pack $2.25
W171 Fanfare
AAS, F1, semi dwarf, excellent for small gardens or patio tub, disease resistant, monoecious, 63 days.
  10 seeds per pack $2.25
TRM331 Asian Lucky Dance
This cucumber is very popular in Southern Asia. It has the unique white and green color-type familiar in that area. The fruit can grow to 2" in diameter and about 6" long. The flesh is very crisp and firm and perfect for fresh eating. 57 days.
Package of 5 seeds $2.95
VS210 Patio King
An excellent cucumber for growing in containers or small sized gardens. Produces numerous 6-8" long fruits in only 62 days. Short vine variety.
  700mg package ( about 25 seeds ) $1.95
2928 Miniature White Cucumber
Great miniature yellowish-white eating cucumber. Sweet flavor, no need to peel. Very productive, vines rarely exceed 3' in length. Fruits are best eaten raw when they are under 3" long. Extremely popular. 50-55 days.
  $2.25 ( 15 seeds per pack )
2926 Japanese Climbing Cucumber
Introduced to American gardeners in 1892 by Thorburn from seed they obtained from Japan. Vigorous growth, strong grasping tendrils, the best variety we offer for trellises, wire netting, brush or fences. Fruits are 7-9" long by 3" in diameter, light green and of fine quality for both slicing or pickling. Plants continue to bear all season, if consistently picked clean. 58-65 days. Seeds from SSE.
  $2.25 ( 15 seeds per pack )
IP085 Pick A Bushel Hybrid
Plant your own pickle factories.
Be prepared to be pick lots of cukes from these compact plants. The medium green, white-spined fruits are sweet, firm and crisp, ready to pick only 50 days from sowing at 3 inch gherkin size for great pickles or left to grow to 6 inch length for slicing fresh in salads.
The semi-bush vines grow only 24 inches long, so they are well-suited for growing in patio containers as well as the garden. Plants have excellent heat tolerance and disease resistances to CMV, Scab and MMV. 50 days.
 500mg Package ( about 20 seeds ) $2.75
2751 Northern Pickling Cucumber
Early and prolific for short-season gardens. Heavy yields of quality, 3-5 uniform cukes, perfect for pickling. (50-55 days).
  Package of 20 seeds $1.95
2752 Suyo Long Chinese Cucumber
Remarkable Chinese variety produces large quantities of long, curvaceous fruits. Spiny skin protects the delicious, crispy, non-bitter flesh. Always a favorites in our taste tests. Almost seedless, the fruits are burpless, crisp, and tender. (60-70 days)
  Package of 15 seeds $2.95
VS190 Bitter Free Burpless Cucumber ( Hybrid )
Excellent cuke for hot, humid areas. Strong vines with tolerance to mosaic virus produce 10" x 2" slender fruits with dark green skins. An excellent burpless cucumber that is also bitter free.
  500mg Package ( about 20 seeds ) $1.95
1A029 Southern Homemade Pickles
An especially fine cucumber for pickling. Harvest when 1-2 inches long for tiny sweets or when 5-6 inches for robust dills or spears. Very prolific cuke that produce solid, crisp pickles.
  Package of 40 seeds $1.95
IP079 Long China (degli Ortolani)
A wonderful Cucumber producing a typical fruit up to 14-18inches long. Wonderful flavor, sweet. Also known as 'Delle Cine' this is one of the finest restaurant and market quality non-hybrid Asian cucumbers. Mid-Early variety that has white spines and a beautiful light green color. Very crisp texture and mild flavor make it a winner for both home and market. 58 days.
 1g Package ( about 25 seeds ) $2.75
IP080 Armenian Tortarello Abruz
This Italian strain of Armenian cucumber is a great find, and like all Armenians a closely related 'cousin' of cucumbers and melons. Picked when the size of a traditional cucumber it is indistinguishable from the finest of cukes. Let it grow and it gets a lot larger yet is still good eating. We have fallen in love with its long curves and tasty unique flavor. 62 days.
 800mg Package ( about 20 seeds ) $2.75
Straight Eight
Heirloom.60 days. AAS winner. An early cucumber that bears prolific, smooth, straight, dark green fruit that is 8” long and 2” wide. Tolerant of mosaic virus. A good home garden variety that can be used for pickling as well as slicing.

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2019 Lemon Apple
60 days The shape size and color of a lemon! But the flavor is crisp like an apple, sweet and mild! This heirloom was introduced in 1894, and is still a favorite today!
  1.25cc Package ( 25+ seeds ) $1.95
IP033 Tokiwa Japanese Cucumber
Fruits are 1-1/2" x 12" in size with deep green and low spine skin. The plant grows well without supports in sunny and mild climates. A high yielder.
  Package 5 seeds $2.45
SF149 Tasty Queen Hybrid Japanese Cucumber
One of the best hybrid Oriental cucumbers developed in Japan. The plant produces many female flowers and fruits for a long time. Slender fruits (1-1/2" x 8") are very crispy and delicious. This variety has been one of the best sellers from our customers since we introduced a few years ago. Plants grow very well in greenhouse and open field with supports, from spring through fall.
  Package 10 seeds $2.45
SF150 Tasty King Hybrid Japanese Cucumber
A slightly larger but delicious companion cuke to Tasty Queen. F1, 10-12" long green, burpless, very sweet, monoecious, 62 days.
  Package 10 seeds $2.45
JF156 Ninja Oriental Cucumber
Ninja is one of the most popular cucumbers in Thailand and South-Eastern Asia. This variety is very vigorous and produces lots of straight uniform fruits. Cylindrical fruits in light green color are crisp, non-bitter and have a long shelf life, good for long transportation and storage. Medium size cucumbers are well known for their straight uniform appearance, 2" x 9" and 10-12 Oz.. Plants start to set fruits, 35 days after sowing, and continue to produce cucumbers for a long time. An excellent variety for home gardens and commercial growing.
  Package 5 seeds $2.45
JF168 Korean Hybrid Champion Cucumber
Champion is a new hybrid Korean cucumber developed for growing in early spring and fall. This variety is tolerant to cold weather. Dark green long cucumber is very crispy and tasty, excellent for salad and cooking use. Plants are vigorous and stat to bean fruits 30 days after transplanting. High yield variety. Easy to grow.
Available only in Treated Seed.
  Package 5 seeds $2.45
JF184 White Star Oriental Hybrid Cucumber
White Star is a hybrid cucumber developed recently by one of leading seed companies in Asia. Fruit has creamy white and smooth skin, in blocky shape with 6-8" long and 1.5-2" diameter. Plants are very vigorous and are resistant to downy mildew and disease attacks. Plants start to produce fruits in 40-45 days after sowing.
  Package 5 seeds $2.45