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

Days to harvest: 70

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Fruit: Other: 10 inch fruit
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Powdery Mildew
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Various insects


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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Aug 31, 2013 3:02 PM

I have been buying seedlings of this variety each spring from my local nursery to plant and grow now for years. A very tasty large slicing variety that sets a nice amount of fruit. I trellis mine so that the cucumbers grow straight.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Aug 27, 2014 4:14 PM

As usual, Burpless was the star of the cucumber show again this year. Out of all the varieties I grow or have tried in the past, Burpless always outdoes all the others. Larger cucumbers than any others that taste mild and sweet even picked at the larger sizes. Always plenty of production, plus the disease resistance is the best of any variety that I have grown in my garden.

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Posted by DonShirer (Westbrook, CT - Zone 6a) on Jul 17, 2015 7:36 AM

I'm growing four different kinds of cukes this year and Burpless seems to have the best yield. They taste ok, nothing special. I never seem to burp when eating any kinds of cucumbers so I can't speak to their reputed eponymous quality. (Edited in 2016: yield went down considerably.)

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Posted by lauribob (N Central Wash. - the dry side - Zone 5b) on Nov 18, 2018 5:44 PM

We supplemented our seed-grown cukes with a couple purchased starts of this variety. They produced well for us and did not get bitter, even when we let them get a bit too big. I would grow these again.

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Cucumbers, cucumbers and cucumbers. Let's talk about cucumbers. by Newyorkrita Jun 24, 2019 7:09 PM 240
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