Cucumis sativus - Cucumbers are believed to be thousands of years old, originating in southern Asia, very likely India. They have been used as food and medicine in ancient Greece and Egypt. They are rich in potassium which is important to balance blood pressure. Sterols found in the skins are an aid to lowering cholesterol. A good source of Vitamin A and C, magnesium, the trace element Molybdenum which metabolizes fat and a rich source of silica which is anti- aging and supports healthy hair, skin and nails.
Start seeds indoors in 3 inch pots by the end of April, planting ¼ inch deep, to place outside by the end of May. They can also be direct seeded in warmer climates. Keep evenly moist and well fed with organic fertilizer and use a rich planting medium such as compost.
NEW - Cucumber - Lemon - Originally from Australia, this popular heirloom was first grown in North America in the 1890’s. Looks like a lemon with light yellow skins and a flat speckled ...
This rare heirloom variety dates back to the mid 1800’s. It is a multi-purpose plant, harvest when young for pickling or allow to mature.
NEW - This classic from China has dark green skins with ridges and tiny spines, that remove very easily. If left on the ground, the fruit curls, but stays straight on a trellis.