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
Child plants: one child plant

Common names
  • Cucumber
Also sold as:
  • Straight 8

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  • Posted by Trish (Grapevine, TX - Zone 8a) on May 10, 2022 10:43 AM concerning plant:
    (63 days) This vigorous and productive 7- to 8-inch-long classic slicer is resistant to bacterial wilt disease.
  • Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Nov 11, 2012 2:40 PM concerning plant:
    The standard for open pollinated slicing cucumbers. Nice straight, dark green 8 inch fruits. Reasonably productive. Straight Nine is a shade better for me, but never atained the general popularity of Straight Eight.
  • Posted by mystlw (Ohio - Zone 6a) on Jul 15, 2016 8:36 PM concerning plant:
    This is the third year I've grown Straight Eight, which has consistently out-yielded every other cuke I've tried in my zone 6a garden, including Double Yield (which did poorly). And as with every cucumber I've grown, it falls victim to powdery mildew before the season is over; the difference is that it's very productive in the months that it thrives.
    Great taste, excellent in salads and for cucumber water.
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 4, 2013 12:26 PM concerning plant:
    Straight Eight is an old reliable standby in my vegetable garden. I have grown a few vines of this variety for years. Makes a nice salad cucumber.
Plant Events from our members
jbwilliams99 On June 29, 2014 Seeds sown
dragonfetti On March 31, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Second sowing all seedlings died in heat wave.
dragonfetti On March 25, 2015 Seeds germinated
dragonfetti On March 19, 2015 Transplanted
All 6 to pots
dragonfetti On March 19, 2015 Seeds sown
16 in D container
dragonfetti On March 13, 2015 Seeds germinated
dragonfetti On March 10, 2015 Seeds sown
In 'D' container with vermiculite.
dragonfetti On February 8, 2015 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
All seedlings died.
dragonfetti On February 3, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
All seedlings are four to five inches tall.
dragonfetti On February 1, 2015 Seeds germinated
Two seeds in four jiffy pots.
dragonfetti On January 29, 2015 Seeds sown
2 seeds in four jiffy pots with Miracle Grow seed starter.
dragonfetti On January 1, 2015 Obtained plant
Ferry-Morse seeds
p1mkw On March 30, 2010 Plant emerged
p1mkw On March 28, 2010 Seeds sown
antsinmypants On May 6, 2022 Plant emerged
antsinmypants On May 3, 2022 Seeds sown
antsinmypants On May 19, 2021 Transplanted
To Garden one
antsinmypants On April 25, 2021 Plant emerged
antsinmypants On April 22, 2021 Seeds sown
Indoors under lights
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