Cucumber
Cucumis sativus 'Orient Express'

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

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Madison, Mississippi

Houston, Texas

Seattle, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 21, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This variety was planted 4/23 and is starting to bear fruit on 6/21--that is, in hot and humid Houston. The variety seems to be an 'orderly' but good grower. The plants probably get a max of 5 hours sunlight--late morning. It is supposed to be a 64 day variety. Any variety that can withstand our summer conditions and taste good, is a winner in my book. I will definitely grow Orient Express hybrid in the future.

Positive

On Jul 29, 2004, rutholive from Tonasket, WA (Zone 5a) wrote:

I have had great success with this variety of cucumber. Plant grows well produces very well. Donna

Neutral

On Jul 9, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A popular burpless hybrid. Fruit is long (10 - 14 inches) and slim (1-1.5 inches) Needs a second variety for pollination.