Cucumber
Cucumis sativus 'Bush Champion'

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

Vegetables

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Landrace

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

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:

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Regional

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

Milton, Florida

Waverly, Georgia

Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey

Troy, New York

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Clarksville, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 19, 2011, JayVa from Clarksville, VA wrote:

I grew these this year in 18 gallon storage containers and they did very well. I planted two to a container with cages for them to run on.
The plants were compact but still ran three feet up.
They tasted good and kept us in cucumbers until mid August from planted seed the first weekend in May.
I have two more up now and look forward to those fruiting.

Positive

On Jul 7, 2009, kitty_mom from Waverly, GA (Zone 8b) wrote:

These are good tasting cucumbers. They hold up well in the intense humid heat. Despite their being bush type, they do have a tendency to want to sneak into neighboring beds.

Neutral

On Aug 13, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Available from Seeds of Change which offers the following description; "8-10 in. A slicing cucumber with excellent flavor. Compact bushes produce an abundance of fruit. Does not require as much space as other cucumbers."