Cucumber 'Sweet Success'

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 Success
Hybridized by Seminis
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Vines and Climbers


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:


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:

Athens, Alabama

Berkeley, California

Sunnyvale, California

Trumbull, Connecticut

Ocala, Florida

Saint Simons Island, Georgia

Madison, Illinois

Rock Falls, Illinois

Sabetha, Kansas

Oxford, Maine

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Greenwood, Missouri

Himrod, New York

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Harlingen, Texas

Roosevelt, Utah

Sheboygan, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 12, 2012, denisemb from Ocala, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Chose this parthenocarpic variety from (Park) seed to grow in containers/trellis inside screen house. Sowed 4 seeds indoors mid-March w/100% germination; transplanted mid-April, picked 1st 7" cuke yesterday - couldn't wait until they reached 14" ;) Seedless with mild flavor. Very prolific so far. Will grow again.


On Jun 10, 2011, atelra from Sugar Land, TX wrote:

Sweet Success is also available in the 2011 Park Seed catalog, p. 99.

I have not tried this one yet, but will add it to my list of seeds to try.


On Mar 4, 2010, DAKOTA31400 from Petersburg, ND (Zone 3a) wrote:

Container friendly, all female flowers tilll the first fruits set, then male flowers appear and fruit set stops.


On Jun 2, 2008, Mrs_Ed from Whiteside County, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Love it! Even when it gets really large it is tasty. No spines on the skin, seedless, burpless, more delicate flavor.


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

Decent vigor and crop. Start picking fruit in August. Makes good relish.


On Jun 13, 2006, tmm99 from Sunnyvale, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Very very heavy producing. Just about all the female flowers (I don't see any male flowers on these plants) are turning into fruit! No duds!! And the cukes are very tasty. I pick them a little early, when they are about 7-8 inches long and the taste and texture are just so wonderful. I am glad I grew this variety! The plants do get very tall - it is only the middle of June and the 7ft of the trellis has already been used up.


On Jul 9, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A gynoecious hybrid slicer. It is a 55 day cultivar running 12-14 inches x 2.25 inches in size. Parthenocarpic. A 1983 AAS winner. It has resistance to scab and Cucumber Mosaic Virus. Originally designed for green house culture, it has become popular with home gardeners.