Heavily ribbed, light green cukes with mild, sweet taste. The fruit grows very long and is best eaten when 24" long and less than 2½" across. Great for slicing and pickling. These are also known as yard-long cucumbers or snake melon. Actually related to muskmelon, the cucumbers have a cantaloupe-like aroma when sliced.
The mildest cucumber on the market, this early variety produces 10-inch long slicing cucumbers that are completely burpless, with no bitterness. Excellent sliced, but also fine for pickling when picked at a slightly smaller size.
de Bourbonne Cucumber
Tiny pickling cucumbers are ready in about 50 days. This old French heirloom is used to make the 2” long Cornichon pickles that are so tasty. Still popular in France for this purpose.
Unique fruits are pale green with small warts. Superb taste, excellent for slicing or pickling; bears abundantly. A rare variety from Germany.
Jaune Dickfleischige Cucumber
A variety that is described as “ancienne” or old by the French, it also bears a partly German name and is of German origin, making this old heirloom a real piece of European cucumber history. Huge, yellowish-green fruit turn a lovely lemon color at full maturity and can weigh 5 lbs! Beautiful fruit are very crisp and flavorful. Vines produce good yields of this impressive, tasty cucumber. Rare!
The shape, size, and color of a lemon, but the flavor is sweet and mild! This heirloom was introduced in 1894 and is still a favorite today. Lemon cucumber does not have a lemon taste, only color, but has a thin, tender skin with a flavor a little milder than a regular cucumbers.