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PlantFiles: Cucumber
Cucumis sativus 'Cool Breeze'

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

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Category:
Vegetables
Vines and Climbers

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:
Hybrid

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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3 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Judygardenfan On Jun 24, 2014, Judygardenfan from Ithaca, NY wrote:

This plant has been growing beautifully in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate NY. I got the seeds from Park Seed and this is my first year with this variety. The other varieties of cucumber I planted are just beginning to bloom, but I've already harvested my first cucumber from the Cool Breeze plant so I will always plant some of this variety in future years for early harvesting. The fruit was tender and sweet, and the vines are loaded, so I will have more to enjoy soon.

Neutral diggo1 On Feb 24, 2011, diggo1 from Little Rock, AR (Zone 7b) wrote:

Totally Tomatoes is substituting 'corentine' cucumber for 'cool breeze'. This is supposed to be another parthenocarpic french variety with the some of the same characteristics as 'cool breeze'. We shall see.

Positive amesdp On Feb 4, 2011, amesdp from Minneapolis, MN wrote:

I LOVE this cucumber but this year I can't find any seeds. All the sites I find say this is a crop failure. I ordered it from Jung which listed it as "on back order" but when I called Jung, they also said it is a crop failure. If anyone has a tip on how I can get these seeds, please let me know. I would also pay for a few seeds sent in the mail from some kind soul. Thanks.

Positive Toxicodendron On Sep 15, 2004, Toxicodendron from Piedmont, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have grown this variety for the last two years and I have been delighted with the lack of bitterness when hot weather settles in. I eat them fresh, even though they are rather small. If I grow them next year, I will try to get a picture. Park Seed was my source for this selection.

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

A (French Cornichon Type) early hybrid, vigorous plants produce medium-green, 4-5 inch fruits. Large yields. Great for pickling and slicing. Resistant to Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Powdery Mildew and scab. 45 days. Primarily a pickling cucumber, it is also suitable for green house culture. Parthenocarpic.

Regional...

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

Orange, California
Blairsville, Georgia
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Carmel, New York
Ithaca, New York
Union Mills, North Carolina



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