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PlantFiles: Cucumber
Cucumis sativus 'Eclipse'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: sativus (sa-TEE-vus) (Info)
Cultivar: Eclipse

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

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:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive lssfishhunter On Jan 14, 2009, lssfishhunter from Jonesville, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

A very crisp cucumber that is well-suited for pickles. Also, it is good to eat fresh.

Neutral Farmerdill On Jul 1, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

New hybrid pickling cultivar. "From the Harris Moran breeding program comes Eclipse, a top performer with moderate resistance to Powdery Mildew, Downy Mildew, and CMV; and resistance to Scab, ALS, and Anthracnose. This newcomer yields blocky to slightly tapered, dark green fruit. The fruit sets well for machine harvest and continues to set well for extended hand harvest."


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

Mobile, Alabama
Jonesville, South Carolina

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