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Vegetable Gardening: Cucumber Types and Terminology Explained.

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North Shore of L. I., NY
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2013
2:49 PM

Post #9625245

Found this exceptional Article at Johnny's Seed explaining all about Cucumber Types and Terminology.

De-Mystifying Cucumber Types and Terminology

It is the best article on cucumbers that I ever read. Explains about the different classes like the American, English and Asian. Also difference between pickling and slicers. Talks about greenhouse and parthenocarpic and gynoecious cucumbers. And Beit Alpha cucumbers. I have never heard of Beit Alpha cucumbers until now.

It's a big new world out there. Much more to cucumbers than I ever realised.

I am looking at these four varieties there at Johhnys.



And Amiga, a Beit Alpha.

And Socrates a cold weather greenhouse Beit Alpha.
Durhamville, NY
(Zone 5b)

August 8, 2013
4:39 PM

Post #9625319

Thanks for posting the link. It certainly a well written piece.
Richland, WA
(Zone 7b)

August 8, 2013
6:06 PM

Post #9625403

newyorkrita, I would really like to read the article about demystifying cucumber types, but the link is not complete, and I have tried everything with no luck. I have been all over Johnny's website and can't find a reference to it. Can you please post it again? Thanks- Jo
I am really picky about cucumbers- they have to be crunchy, small seed cavity, NOT watery (most burpless are very watery) The best I have found yet is General Lee- very spiny almost like a cactus, but really crunchy.
I will be anxiously awaiting for the link-
(Zone 8a)

August 8, 2013
6:18 PM

Post #9625422


Try Google: De-Mystifying Cucumber Types and Terminology


North Shore of L. I., NY
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2013
6:19 PM

Post #9625425

Lets see if this works.


North Shore of L. I., NY
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2013
6:20 PM

Post #9625428

The link I just posted works this time. Sorry about the first one!


Hummelstown, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2013
7:41 PM

Post #9625490


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