Searching for a certain cucumber - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Benny Phillips
High Point, NC
Question by bphill8314
March 24, 2008
My Mother used to grow a small white cucumber which she called "Little White Runners." She would can these cucumbers with grape leaves and they were out of this world. I hope that you can tell me what cucumbers these were. They were no more three or four inches long.
Thank you.


Answer from NGA
March 24, 2008


The cucumber you're looking for is called Boothby?s Blonde. It is an open-pollinated heirloom cucumber popular for its unique white color and crisp taste. According to the Fedco seed catalog it was ?maintained for five generations by the Boothby family of Livermore [Maine].? It is prolific producer of small white fruit with black spines. These cucumbers can be enjoyed fresh or preserved by pickling. You can do a web search for the Fedco seed catalog or for other suppliers using the term Boothby's Blonde Cucumber.

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