Cucumber (Cucumis sativus 'Muncher') in the Cucumbers Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Needs specific temperature: Soil temperature: 77-86F
Days to germinate: 7-15 days
Depth to plant seed: 3/4 inch
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Sow indoors 3 weeks before last frost or direct sow when soil has warmed after all risk of frost. Space or thin plants to 12" apart. Harvest in 60-65 days.
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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Location: My Veggie PatchDate: August 19, 2013Medium Size Fruits Fresh From Garden
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Location: My Veggie PatchDate: August 19, 2013Muncher On Vine
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Location: My Veggie PatchDate: August 19, 2013Muncher Cucumber On Vine
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Location: My GardensDate: July 20, 2019First Picking Of Season
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Posted by wildflowers (North East Texas - Zone 7b) on Jul 28, 2018 12:56 PM

Very crunchy cucumbers with good flavor and thin, smooth skin with no bitterness. Leave the skins on. I've been harvesting at about six to eight inches so not sure if they develop bitterness with age. They also make good bread and butter pickles. Will definitely plan to grow these again next year. Vines grew about five feet long.

I grew these again in 2019 with even better results than last year. Picked them all summer long, every other day from about 6 plants. They're delicious too!

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Posted by DonShirer (Westbrook, CT - Zone 6a) on Sep 24, 2017 2:00 AM

Good-tasting slicing cucumber with smooth skin, also said to be good for pickling. Advertised as burpless, not seedless. I picked them at about 6-7" long. Average yield until they succumbed to a wilt, which hit almost all my cukes this year.

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