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PlantFiles: Cucumber
Cucumis sativus 'Sweet Slice'

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

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Vines and Climbers

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 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:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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4 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral vossner On Apr 10, 2013, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Rating neutral as new in my garden. Its vine is vigorous and produces over a long season though the fruit matures in 62 days. Resists downy and powdery mildew, mosaic, leaf spot, anthracnose and scale.

Positive KSBaptisia On May 15, 2008, KSBaptisia from Beatrice, NE (Zone 5b) wrote:

Good yields and great flavor. Excellent cucumber.

Positive nwl On Jul 29, 2007, nwl from Oxford, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

Short vines bear an okay crop of 6" long cucumbers. Cucumbers tend to be curled even when trellised. The earliest cucumber that we have trialed. Makes good relish.

Positive barefootannie On May 22, 2006, barefootannie from Fort McCoy, FL wrote:

it,s doing good here in the ocala forest ! droops during mid day heat but recovers nice...good yields of cukes...attracts lots of wonderful pollinating bees !!

Positive chicochi3 On Jun 15, 2005, chicochi3 from Fayetteville, AR (Zone 6b) wrote:

Produces lots of cucumbers with excellent flavor. I have had no problems with this plant.

Neutral Farmerdill On Jul 23, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1973 hybrid slicer from Petoseed (Seminis). Resistant to cucumber mosaic virus, papaya ringspot virus, watermelon mosaic virus 2, zucchini ringspot virus, powdery mildew, and downy mildew. In trials at the University of Tennessee Plateau Experiment Station at Crossville in 2001, it performed well against contemporary hybrids.


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

Oceanside, California
Bonifay, Florida
Fort Mc Coy, Florida
Oxford, Maine
Macomb, Michigan
Beatrice, Nebraska
Richmond, Texas

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