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PlantFiles: Cucumber
Cucumis sativus 'Sumter'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: sativus (sa-TEE-vus) (Info)
Cultivar: Sumter
Hybridized by Clemson Agricultural Experiment Station; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1973

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Vines and Climbers

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Seed Type:

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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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral lssfishhunter On Jan 14, 2009, lssfishhunter from Jonesville, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

This cucumber will grow in my area but I have found others that will produce more. Taste is good and will do well for pickles.

Positive IslandJim On Jul 29, 2005, IslandJim from Keizer, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

If you like small, prolific cucumbers [I do], this is a good choice. When small, it's vrtually seedless and makes a great cold soup when shredded into yogurt with pressed garlic and freshly ground black pepper.

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

A white spined pickler. Resistant to downy mildew, powdery mildew, anthracnose, angular leaf spot, scab, cucumber mosaic virus, and watermelon mosaic virus.


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

Venice, Florida
Charleston, South Carolina
Jonesville, South Carolina
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
Ridgeville, South Carolina
Mesquite, Texas

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