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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Uses: Vegetable
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Various insects


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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Aug 2, 2017 12:34 PM

I saw these cucumbers listed at Baker Creek Heirloom seeds so decided to try them. So first year growing them for me. I am not impressed so last year growing them for me.

These are smaller cucumbers which do have tender skin and are quite tasty. Still they seem to be set upon by all sorts of bugs and pests so end up with lots of blemishes and bruising. I like a nicer looking fruit although the scarred skin does not affect the taste.

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Cucumbers, cucumbers and cucumbers. Let's talk about cucumbers. by Newyorkrita May 6, 2021 3:53 PM 1,003

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