Answer: If there's a way to trellis your cukes so that the vines get maximum sun in your garden, they'll grow more vigorously and hopefully resist disease better. Since bacterial wilt is spread by cucumber beetles and vine borers, I suggest that you choose a cucumber that doesn't require pollination (greenhouse varieties), and keep the vines covered all summer with a fabric row cover. This will keep the pesky disease-spreading pests away from your plants.
According to a Missouri Botanical Garden bulletin, there are varieties that are less suceptible to the disease: County Fair' and ?Saladin?. Some varieties are less appealing as food for cucumber beetles. These include ?Ashley?, ?Chipper?, and ?Gemini? cucumber.
Better luck this year!
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