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Cucumber 'Sweet Slice'

Cucumis sativus

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:

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


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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

Good yields and great flavor. Excellent cucumber.


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.


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 !!


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.


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.