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70 days. These 3–4 foot, semi-bush type plants bear loads of apple-shaped cucumbers with lemon-colored skins. The flesh is very mild and sweet, never bitter. Scrumptious and colorful in salads. Best harvested when the size of limes. This old variety is a favorite among many cool season gardeners. HE. R.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Jordan C.

These guys grown a little strange. They are viney, but like to have SEVERAL branches. Great producer and very tolerant of the dry heat of southwestern Idaho compared to other varieties. There seems to be no standard plant height/length. I had some max out a 4' but several arms and some get over 8' with 3 or 4 arms each growing the 8'+. If you want to get your children into growing/gardening, I'd suggest this guy for a starter plant. They also stand up well to quick and conventional pickling, maintaining their crispiness


I have tried to grow other types of cucumbers in our garden without much success. This variety produced well that I was giving some away. I like the flavor and would have given this cucumber a 5+ rating if it didn't have thick skin. Having to peel the skin before eating it sliced with a bit of salt or in a salad is not my preference, but I'm still going to gladly order these again for next year's garden, grateful for this easy to grow and tasty variety.


I am in North Florida, and I started my cucumbers kind of late in the season. We had a ton of rain also. These plants seem susceptible to pickleworms in these conditions. However, I hope to try them again earlier next year. I may have harvested them when they were a little on the large side. The skins were a bit thick, so I peeled them. They're super crunchy, and the taste is mild and clean. They're a unique and fun variety.

The U.E.F.
Love this Gem

This is a very popular cucumber on our farm. For an OP it is prolific and we love the flavor.

Soil Temp for Germ 65–90°F
Seed Depth ½"
Seed Spacing 4–6/hill
Days to Emergence 4–13
Thin Plants to 1–2/hill
Row Spacing 3–4'
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 25–30
Seed Life 3 years

Cucumis sativus A favorite in cuisine worldwide, cucumbers possess health benefits too numerous to mention. Incorporate cucumbers in your diet to aid with weight loss, as they are exceptionally low in calories (only about 8 calories in 1/2 cup), aid digestion, and rid toxins from the body. Among the more unusual qualities of the humble cuke is its ability to ease skin irritations. Use a piece of cucumber skin to soothe burns.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Cucumbers perform best in fertile, well-drained soil with a pH 5.5-7.0
• Consistent, even watering is critical for best plant growth and fruit development
• Raised beds, plastic mulch, and trellising can improve yields, keep fruit straight and scab free
• Incorporate a shovelful of compost and 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer per hill

Direct Sowing
• For best germination, keep soil evenly moist but not too wet
• Cover hill with Kozy-Coats, Victorian Bell Cloches, or a row cover to speed up germination
• Thin to the strongest 1-2 plants when first true leaves emerge

• Start indoors in 4 inch pots, 3-4 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Avoid letting starts get root bound; transplant carefully as to not disturb roots

Pests & Diseases
• Common pests: Striped and spotted cucumber beetles, aphids, squash bugs, stink bugs
• Pest control: Pyrethrin
• Common diseases: See chart below
• Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation, Zonix for Powdery Mildew

Harvest & Storage
• Consistent harvest will keep plants productive
• Store at 45°F and 95% relative humidity
• For pickling, harvest cukes when small, before seeds form

GY | Gynoecious - Has nearly all female flowers.
HE | Hermaphrodite - Flowers contain both male and female reproductive parts.
MO | Monoecious - Has separate male and female flowers on the same plant.
PAT | Parthenocarpic - Has the ability to set fruit without pollination.

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
A | Anthracnose*
ACu | Alternaria Leaf Blight
ALS | Angular Leaf Spot
C | Cercospora
CCa | Corynespora Blight & Target Spot
CCu | Scab & Gummosis
CMV | Cucumber Mosaic Virus
CVYV | Cucumber Vein Yellowing Virus

CYSDV | Cucurbit Yellow Stunting Disorder Virus
DM | Downy Mildew
PM | Powdery Mildew
R | Common Rust
S | Scab
TSP | Target Spot
WMV | Watermelon Mosaic Virus
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.

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