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PlantFiles: 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); Year of Registration or Introduction: 1927

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One vendor has this plant for sale.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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


1 positive
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral melody 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 aries44 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 Farmerdill 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.


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

Miami, Florida
Augusta, Georgia

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