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PlantFiles: 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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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
Blooms repeatedly

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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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive dmj1218 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 rutholive 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 Farmerdill 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.


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

Madison, Mississippi
Houston, Texas
Seattle, Washington

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