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Cucumber
Cucumis sativus 'Longfellow'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: sativus (sa-TEE-vus) (Info)
Cultivar: Longfellow
Additional cultivar information:(aka Cliffwood Longfellow, Fairfield Giant, New Longfellow, Penny Pack Valley, The Longfellow)
Hybridized by Jerome B. Rice Seed Co. (Cambridge, NY)
Registered or introduced: 1927
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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Seed Type:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Ferment seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Miami, Florida

Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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neutral
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negative
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jan 31, 2006, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Preferred by market growers because of the long, straight , uniform fruits. Fruits are 12' to 14" long and 2 1/2" in diameter.

Negative

On Aug 30, 2005, aries44 from Miami, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

Did not do well in my garden. Produced no fruit. Perhaps not suited for S. Fla

Positive

On Jan 17, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a 1927 variety. It is a long green cucumber, longer than modern slicers. It grows ok, but the newer varieties far surpass it in yield and quality.