Boston Pickling
Cucumber Seeds
$2.00

Just like its name, the Boston Pickling cucumber is great for making pickles and its plant is high yielding with a continuous harvest!

Out of stock
Amiga Beit Alpha
Cucumber Seeds
$3.00

The Amiga Beit Alpha cucumber is great for markets as it is a good greenhouse cucumber variety and has a refreshing, very sweet taste!

Muncher
Cucumber Seeds
$2.00

The Muncher cucumber plant variety produces a smooth nearly spineless, medium green cucumber that is crisp and delicious!

Learning Download: How to Grow Cucumbers

From Seed to Harvest: A guide to growing cucumbers.

Cucumbers can be grown for fresh eating, pickling and more. They range in flavor, colors, shapes and sizes. Some cucumbers are known as lemon cucumbers and are yellow. Cucumbers can grow in circles, elongated spheres and more.

To plant:

Plant seeds directly in rows or hills two weeks after the last spring frost. Seeds can sprout within five days. If you started the cucumbers inside, transplant seedlings after they are 3 weeks old and after the last spring frost. Space the cucumber rows or hills 6 feet apart, as cucumbers can take up lots of space.

Water prior to placing the seeds, and plant the seeds 1/2-inch-deep and 6 inches apart. Once seedlings grow three leaves, thin them to 12 inches apart. For gardeners who rotate their crops, plant cucumbers in the same place where Cole crops grew the year before.

To grow:

Cucumbers like full sun and well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0 to 6.5. Water 1 inch per week. Water consistently, because inconsistent watering watering can create misshapen cucumbers. To maximize the amount of cucumbers and decrease leaves, use a trellis or tomato cage to grow the cucumbers. To prevent pests, use row covers with your cucumbers. Use traps to prevent cucumber beetles, or plant borage nearby.

Cucumbers produce both male and female blooms, which are required for fruit growth. Male blooms drop off the plant, but female blooms will have the small swell at the base which turns into the cucumber.

To harvest:

Pick cucumbers often, as they can double in size quickly. To allow for the maximum harvest, pick cucumbers as soon as they are big enough. One plant can grow anywhere between 10 and 20 cucumbers. To pick the plant, use a knife or small shears to clip the stem just above the fruit. When a cucumber yellows at the bottom, it is overripe. Use cucumbers as soon as possible after harvesting.

What cucumbers crave:

When planting, mix compost with a little bit of organic fertilizer. During growth, use liquid fertilizer and apply directly to the soil near the stem. Granular fertilizer also can be used, but work it into the soil around the plant. Feed with fertilizer regularly.

Where to buy cucumber seeds:

You can find green cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, gherkin cucumbers and more at Urban Farmer.

Learning Download: Cucumber Comparison Chart

Cucumber Comparison Chart

Variety Use Days to Maturity Size (inches) Disease Resistance
Ashley** Slicing 66-75 8 Angular Leaf Spot, Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew
Amiga Beit Alpha Slicing 55 6 Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Downy Mildew, Papaya Ringspot Virus, Powdery Mildew, Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus
Boston Pickling Pickling 52 3 Angular Leaf Spot, Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew, Scab
Brown Russian Slicing 50 5-7
Burpless Bush Slicer Slicing 53-58 10 Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Powdery Mildew, Scab
Calypso Pickling 52 3 Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Scab, Target leaf Spot
Carolina Pickling 51 7-8 Anthracnose, Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Scab, Target Leaf Spot, Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew
Dark Armenian Slicing 63 12
Double Yield Slicing 50 5-6
Green Finger Slicing 60 4-6 Angular Leaf Spot, Downy Mildew, Papaya Ringspot Virus, Watermelon Mosaic Virus, Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus
Homemade Pickles Pickling 55 2-3 Angular Leaf Spot, Anthracnose, Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew, Root Rot
Lemon** Specialty 65 2-3
Manny Slicing 45 5-7 Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Powdery Mildew, Scab
Marketer** Slicing 55 9
Marketmore 76** Slicing 66-75 8-10
Mexican Sour Gherkin Specialty 75 1
Muncher** Slicing 58-65 8-10
Pale Armenian Slicing 63 18
Pioneer Pickling 51 3 Angular Leaf Spot, Anthracnose, Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew
Poinsett 76** Slicing 58-65 6-8 Angular Leaf Spot, Anthracnose, Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew
SMR 58 Pickling 56 6-8 Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Powdery Mildew, Scab, Target Leaf Spot
Spacemaster 80** Slicing 60 7-8 Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew, Scab
Straight Eight** Slicing 65 4-6
Sumter Slicing and Pickling 50-60 3-6 Alternaria Leaf Spot, Anthracnose, Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew
Suyo Long** Slicing 60 8-15
Tasty Green Slicing 68 12 Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew
White Wonder** Slicing 55-60 6-8

*All American Selection Winner
**Heirloom
***AAS Winner/Heirloom