Cucumber Varieties

Below are some of the cucumber varieties that we have grown at Everfield.  We taste test them side by side, compare seediness, productivity and note special characteristics such as disease resistance. 

Favorites

Vertina:  Amazing productivity (146/mound)* and no bitterness, crunchy, juicy, sweet, small seed cavity.

Corentine:  Great productivity (100/mound)* and crunchy, juicy, sweet, delicious, small to medium seed cavity, not bitter

Alibi:  Very productive (82/mound)* and good, sweet, crunchy, dense center, and not bitter.


Adam Hybrid

Taste: Not bitter, sweet, juicy, good, mildly crunchy

Yield: 52/mound

Days to Maturity: 49 (EF), 50-55 (SC)

Fruit Production: Parthenocarpic. Pollination not required.

Alibi Hybrid

Taste: Good! sweet, crunchy, dense center, not bitter.

Yield: 82/mound

Days to Maturity: 52 (EF), 49 (SC)

Fruit Production: Requires pollination

Germination Rate:  88% (SC)

Corentine Hybrid

Taste: Crunchy, juicy, sweet, delicious, sm to med seed cavity, not bitter.

Yield: 100/mound

Days to Maturity: 49 (EF), 45 (SC)

Fruit Production: Parthenocarpic. 
Pollination not required.

Type: Pickling

Double Feature Hybrid

Taste: Good cucumber flavor, crunchy

Yield: 41/mound

Days to Maturity: 49 (EF), 50-57 (SC)

Fruit Production: Requires pollination

Double Yield

Taste:

Yield: ND/mound.  Severe damage from a woodchuck.

Days to Maturity: ND (EF), 50 (SC)

Fruit Production: Requires pollination

Harmonie

Taste: Tasty, not bitter, bigger seed cavity (we do not exclude pollinators), crunchy

Yield: 69/mound

Days to Maturity: 49 (EF), 47 (SC)

Fruit Production: Parthenocarpic. 
Pollination not required.

Germination Rate: 85%

Homemade Pickles

Taste: Tasty, Sm seed cavity, not real juicy (Rebecca), sweet, not bitter, excellent, crunchy.

Yield: 36/mound

Days to Maturity: 52 (EF), 55 (SC)

Fruit Production: Monoecious

Jolly Green Hybrid

Taste: Extreme crunch, not bitter, tougher skin, juicy, small seed cavity at end and bigger in the middle.

Yield: ND/mound. Some woodchuck damage.

Days to Maturity: ND (EF), 55 (SC)

Fruit Production: Requires pollination

Muncher

Taste: Tasty, very crunchy, not bitter, very small seed cavity, mild, slightly sweet, approx 6" long

Yield: ND/mound. Some woodchuck damage.

Days to Maturity: ND (EF), 55 (SC)

Fruit Production: Requires pollination

Pickalot

Taste: Crunchy, good!, med seed cavity, small seeds, not bitter

Yield: 74/mound.

Days to Maturity: 52 (EF), 54 (SC)

Fruit Production: Requires pollination

Picklebush

Taste:

Yield: ND/mound. Severe woodchuck damage.

Days to Maturity: ND (EF), 55 (SC)

Fruit Production: Requires pollination

Russian Pickling

Taste: Best flavor, excellent flavor, sweet, crunchy, juicy, not bitter

Yield: 32/mound.

Days to Maturity: 55 (EF), 55 (SC)

Fruit Production: Requires pollination

Sassy

Taste: Tasty, small seed cavity, crunchy

Yield: 59/mound.

Days to Maturity: 49 (EF), 55-65 (SC)

Fruit Production: Requires pollination

Sumter

Taste: Tasty, crunchy, sweet, excellent, small seed cavity, small seeds, not bitter

Yield: 47/mound.

Days to Maturity: 52 (EF), 50 (SC)

Fruit Production: Requires pollination

Sweet Burpless

Taste: Sweet, good

Yield: ND/mound. Some woodchuck damage.

Days to Maturity: ND (EF), 55 (SC)

Fruit Formation: Requires pollination

Vertina

Taste: Very good cucumber flavor, crunchy, juicy, small seed cavity, not bitter, sweet.

Yield: 146/mound.

Days to Maturity: 49 (EF), 49 (SC)

Fruit Formation: Parthenocarpic. 
Pollination not required.

Germination Rate: 85%

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Everfield favorites are bold.

Days to Maturity: Picking starts at 49 days and the first harvest is recorded for each plant.  Everfield data, such as days to maturity, is marked with an (EF).  The seed companies data is marked with (SC). 


Taste: The whole family gets involved in this.  Rebecca, our youngest, and Dad (Michael) run around the house feeding us cucumber slices and taking notes.


Damage: Some plants that were damaged by pests or animals have no data provided (ND) because the numbers would not be an accurate picture of the plants capabilities.


* We do not guarantee the performance of any cucumber variety.  Differences in climate, soil and growing methods all affect results. Indeed, a variety that did great here in central Pennsylvania might do poorly in another area.  We do not sell seed nor receive any compensation from any seed company.  This is not an advertisement.