Cucumber Seeds - Slicing

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Burpless Hybrid Cucumber Seeds (Slicing Type). Crisp, tasty, not bitter and truly burpless – need you look further for a better slicing cucumber! These cucumbers may be eaten without peeling, just like celery. Peak flavour and vitamin content is reached when 20-25 cm (8-10″) long. Packet contains 20 seeds.

English Telegraph Cucumber Seeds  Heirloom Vegetable. English Telegraph (also known as the ‘English Cucumber’) has been around since at least 1885 and produces a straight, slim slicing cucumber. The fruit averages 35 cm (14″) long and has a very mild flavour. Fruit that develops on vines laying on the ground often curl so for your best chance at straight fruit, train vines to grow on a trellis or netting. Continuously pick the fruit to encourage further flower and fruit production. For those of you lucky enough to have your own greenhouse, this is one variety to give a try indoors.

Marketmore Cucumber Seeds (Slicing Type) 1630. A high yielding variety producing perfectly shaped, uniform, dark green cucumbers 20-22 cm (8-9″) long. Superb for slicing. Highly disease resistant. Resistant to mosaic, scab & more. This product is part of our Vegetable Garden Starter Kit; click here to check it out.

Mouse Melon Cucumber Seeds  Heirloom Vegetable. This variety, which is also known as Mexican Gherkin, produces large numbers of grape sized fruit with a marbled skin that resemble tiny watermelons. Fruit has the same taste and crunch of a cucumber but with a refreshing burst of sour lemon. Native to Mexico and Latin America, the tiny fruits are known as “sandita” and are perfect for stir-fries, pickling, salsa, desserts or martinis. We suggest that this cucumber is best grown on a trellis or other structure to support the long vines and myriad of small cucumbers and to make picking much easier. Packet contains 20 seed.

Olympian Hybrid Cucumber Seeds (Slicing Type) Beautiful straight, dark green fruits average 20-25 cm in length with a crisp, fresh flavour. This gynoceious hybrid (all female with 10% pollinator added) sets loads of fruit over a long season. A market leader and widely adapted to various growing conditions. Tolerant to Downy & Powdery Mildew, Scab, Anthracnose & Angular Leaf Spot.  Gynoecious cucumbers grow almost all female flowers. The result is more cucumbers than from monoecious cultivars. For best results, farmers mix gynoecious cultivars with monoecious cultivars at a ratio of about 9 to 1. Packet contains 20 seed.

Raider Hybrid Cucumber Seeds (Slicing Type) Excellent flavoured, extremely straight fruits with a smooth, deep green skin. This gynoecious hybrid is one of the earliest maturing slicers producing huge yields of crisp 20 cm (8”) fruit. Great for home & market gardens.  Gynoecious cucumbers grow almost all female flowers. The result is more cucumbers than from monoecious cultivars. For best results, farmers mix gynoecious cultivars with monoecious cultivars at a ratio of about 9 to 1. Packet contains 20 seed.

Patio Snacker Hybrid Cucumber Seeds Patio Snacker is a monoecious hybrid perfect for containers, trellis or smaller gardens. Short branching vines produce dark green 4 cm x 20 cm (1.5″ x 8″) fruit with a nice flavour, crunchy texture and non-bitter peel. Once production starts it continues all summer long! The everyday, standard cucumber is monoecious. This means it has both female and male flowers. Having both male and female flowers, these cucumbers don’t require planting with another variety to provide pollen. Bees and other insects are needed to spread their pollen from male flowers to their female flowers. Gardeners can do this too with the aid of a soft paintbrush. Packet contains 10 seed.

Straight Eight Cucumber Seeds (Slicing Type) Heirloom Vegetable. Like a trusted friend, this variety can always be counted on to come through! An old favourite that produces outstanding yields of straight, 20 cm (8″) long, smooth skinned, dark green cucumbers. Great for slicing or for using in relishes. A proven performer in all situations: the market garden, the backyard garden & greenhouse! A 1935 All-America winner.

Armenian Cucumber Seeds Heirloom Vegetable. An Oriental variety that is technically a melon but produces fruit that looks and tastes like cucumber.  The extra-long fruit can grow to 60 cm (24″) or more in length but are best eaten when they are between 30-45 cm (12-18″) in length. Fruit are light green, thin, heavily ribbed and often curled.  A top-notch slicer! 

Mercury This was a real standout in our cucumber trials for both flavour and productivity. Choose Mercury cucumber seeds for exceptionally early beit alpha type cucumbers. The fruits are 20cm (8") long with thin, shiny, dark skins, and crisp, sweet, flavourful flesh. The seeds are small in a tight seed cavity. Plants are very productive both outdoors and in the greenhouse, but were bred with open field growing in mind. Lots of fruits develop on each plant in one relatively concentrated set. They are suitable for pickling when picked immature, but they make fine slicers at full size. Matures in 55 days. (Hybrid seeds)

How to Grow

35 seed/gram. Cucumbers grow best in a rich, warm, sandy loam soil. Before planting, work into the native soil 30 cm (12″) deep large amounts of garden compost or composted manure. As cooler soil will reduce germination and increase the chance of the seed rotting before it sprouts, wait until the soil has reached a temperature of at least 18 C (66 F) before planting. Mound the soil up into hills about 15-20 cm (6-8″) high and about 30-60 cm (12-24″) across. Space the hills about 120 cm (4′) apart. Sow the seed 2 cm (3/4″) deep with 6 to 8 seeds per hill then after the seed sprouts, thin to 3 or 4 plants per hill. If you have limited space, most cucumbers grow on trellises. Protect the plants from any late spring/early summer frosts and keep the plants evenly watered through the growing season. Even soil moisture is very important as cucumbers become very bitter if the plant becomes moisture stressed by hot dry weather. To prevent damage to the plant, harvest the cucumbers by cutting them from the vine with a sharp knife – do not pull or twist them from the vine.