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Cucumber 'Chinese Yellow'

Cucumis sativus

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

Bright Yellow

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:

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

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:

Fort Collins, Colorado

Melbourne, Florida

Liberty Hill, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 16, 2009, Jean_Demeter from Albion, CA wrote:

I'm growing this plant in zone 9 (sometimes zone 8) in my greenhouse. It's been prolific so far, as stated in the seed
catalog (Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds), it's been fun to
grow, the fruit are getting huge. I'm learning how to eat
this unusual cuke. The one in the picture was harvested
young. The older cukes have larger seeds, but the "rind"
is huge and will make fabulous soup or/and pickles.

I'd recommend giving it a go one season.


On Feb 5, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

I didn't care for these cucumbers. They didn't get anywhere near 10" before they were too mature to be good.


On Aug 20, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Yellow-orange cucumber from mainland China, the young fruit is green. 10" fruit are as crisp as an apple. Very mild and delicious, great for slicing or for pickles.Just a few plants produced hundreds of cucumbers. A very rare Chinese heirloom.