Favorite cucumber?

Shadow11

Senior Member
What's your favorite cucumber to grow? I'm not a huge fan, but I'll eat a few. Family likes em more than me. I always buy 3 or 4 different seeds, but never really remember what I put where. I just sewed some ashley, burpless, and straight 8s.
 

NCHillbilly

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What's your favorite cucumber to grow? I'm not a huge fan, but I'll eat a few. Family likes em more than me. I always buy 3 or 4 different seeds, but never really remember what I put where. I just sewed some ashley, burpless, and straight 8s.
Depends on what I'm using them for. I like to grow Kirby picklers for pickling, and just regular eating. I also really like the little Persian cucumbers for general fresh eating.
 

fishfryer

frying fish driveler
I usually plant pickling cucumbers. Wife makes pickles from them and I don’t care for them fresh. Not particularly thrilled about pickles. Wife and daughter like the slicing types.
 

livinoutdoors

Goatherding non socialist bohemian luddite
Poinsette 76 seems to do pretty well at a variety of things. I have also been growing some asian types that are really long, but slice up small like a pickle chip would.
 

B. White

Senior Member
Boston pickling to put in a jar of brine and straight 8 for general eating in any kind of cucumber salad or cucumbers and onions.

I probably wouldn't have tried them, but my wife ordered a pack of Beit Alpha seed last year. They are the best I've had for raw eating, like in salads. This pic from a seed website and looks like what we grew. Almost no seeds when picked eating size and no need to peel. Dang good taste. This year I did equal amounts of all listed above and have a few blooming.

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Shadow11

Senior Member
Cool thanks. Whatever granny and dad always grew back then was short, maybe 6-8", spikey. I think that was basically about all they had back then. They would ask for cucumber seeds and that's what they would grow. I'm guessing they were straight 8s.

This type I planted last year, along with some others. I don't know if these were burpless or long green, but they were hanging full of these extra long ones. I didnt think they tasted all that great, but it was wild how they grew like that. I don't remember buying any asian exotic types.

I noticed when i got home from seed store, the ashley and straight 8 packets were loaded with plain seeds and were .99 a pack. The burpless pack had about a dozen coated seeds and were 1.99.Screenshot_2024-04-23-09-43-28.png
 

Whitefeather

Management Material
Cool thanks. Whatever granny and dad always grew back then was short, maybe 6-8", spikey. I think that was basically about all they had back then. They would ask for cucumber seeds and that's what they would grow. I'm guessing they were straight 8s.

This type I planted last year, along with some others. I don't know if these were burpless or long green, but they were hanging full of these extra long ones. I didnt think they tasted all that great, but it was wild how they grew like that. I don't remember buying any asian exotic types.

I noticed when i got home from seed store, the ashley and straight 8 packets were loaded with plain seeds and were .99 a pack. The burpless pack had about a dozen coated seeds and were 1.99.View attachment 1301632
That’s a nice one.
 

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