Vegetable Cucumber seeds


Melothria Scabra 
Cucurbitaceae - Cucumber Melon, Squash Family
Sow Mexican Gherkin, Sour Cucumber seeds April to May at 18-20C sow 2 seeds in 9cm pots, cover seed, grow on the strongest seedling and pot up into containers, grow bags or plant out 30 - 45 cm apart in a sunny border.

Cucamelon Melothria Scabra or Mexican Sour Gherkin

Melothria Scabra
Large vines producing hundreds of attractive, small and tasty oblong green fruits, that look like baby water melons with a cucumber taste and a hint of citrus, cucamelon seed germination easy. A native to Mexico and Central America the plants are easy to grow outdoors, baby veg, harvest when the size of a grape, excellent for salads, dipping, snacks, stir fry etc. Sow Cucamelon Melothria Scabra seeds from early April to May Harvest from July to September. AKA Mexican Sour Gherkin, Sour Cucumber or Mexican Miniature Watermelon.

1.80 Av 20 seeds




(Cucumis sativus)
Sow Cucumber seeds at 21-24C singly in small pots Feb onwards 1.25cm deep. Pot up into 12cm pots grow on at 18C. At 4 leaf stage pot into larger pots or growbags, Train plants up a wire or cane. Outdoor varieties can be sown after last frosts when the ground has warmed up until June.


Cucumber Picolino F1
An excellent all female flowering mini cucumber that produces high yields during the summer and requires the minimum of care. The fruits are thin skinned with a crisp juicy flesh. Baby Veg half length cucumbers ideal for salads and sandwiches.

2.45 Av 10 Seeds





Cucumber Partner


Cucumber Partner
A mid to early parthenocarpic cucumber variety. Produces a high yield of tasty medium sized fruits that are ideal for salads or pickled. Good resistance to scab and powdery mildew and a high tolerance to downy mildew. Suitable for indoor and outdoor sowing and ideal for pickling.

1.35 Av 5 Seeds





Cucumber F1 Pony
Healthy snacks that are great for the kids lunchbox.
A snacking, slicing, dipping, school lunch box size mini cucumbers. All female (Parthenocarpic) F1 mini cucumber, produces high yields of snack sized fruits approx 10cm long and up to 100g. The baby veg are smooth skinned with an excellent flavour and texture, the kids will love them. Ideal for growing under glass or outdoors when the temperature has warmed up. Grow in containers, pots, grow bags or borders on the patio, under glass, conservatory or in the border.

3.25 Av 5 seeds






Cucumber Saturn F1  
A mid to early all female hybrid variety ideally suited to be grown under glass or plastic. Produced good yields of smooth dark green fruits 30-35cm long.

3.15 Av 5 Seeds





Cucumber Delizia


Cucumber Delizia  
Slightly ribbed cucumbers 18cm long, thin translucent skin that will not require peeling. They have a crisp fresh texture, sweet flavour with less watery flesh than normal cucumbers. Disease resistant. Recommended to be grown up supports in a greenhouse. Height 3m

3.45 Av 5 Seeds


Cucumber Bush Champion


Cucumber Bush Champion
Bush varieties take up one third of the space of vines so they are ideal for containers and raised beds. Pint sized plants produce a large number of crisp, bright green 20 to 25cm slicing cucumbers. 55 days to maturity from sowing. Plant height up to 20cm.

2.45 Av 10 Seeds


Cucumber Picklebush seeds


Cucumber Picklebush
Unbelievable compact and very productive vines that are just 60cm long. Fruits are white spined and have the classic pickle look. Cucumbers are up to 12cm long and a diameter of 3.5cm approx at maturity, they can be harvested at any size, keep harvesting them to encourage more cucumbers. Tolerant to powdery mildew and cucumber mosaic virus. 52 days to maturity from sowing. Plant height up to 20cm.

1.55 Av 10 Seeds



Cucumber Telegraph


Cucumber Telegraph Improved
A popular reliable OP variety that produces 30-35cm dark green fruits, bitter free with a mild flavour. Ideal for outdoor and indoor sowings. Cucumber Telegraph Improved seeds sow February to May harvest July to September.

1.25 Av 10 Seeds





Cucumber Louisa
All female (parthenocarpic) F1 variety producing a high yield of uniform, dark green, bitter-free fruits. Very early to crop and delivers a good crop even under hot conditions, can be grown in cold greenhouse or cold frame. Fruits typically measure 35cm in length and weigh around 500 grams. Resistant to Powdery Mildew

3.00 Av 5 Seeds



Cucumber Chinense Slangen Longo de China


Cucumber Chinense Slangen Longo de China
A 30cm Long slender mid green slicing Italian cucumber with small spines for greenhouse or outdoor growing in warmer areas. A slicing cucumber ideal for salads, a climbing variety which requires support, sow from February to May, plant out in full sun 2 plants per grow bag or 45cm apart.

0.99 Av 30 Seeds



Cucumber Gherkin National
Prolific and quick growing ridge type cucumber, produces a mass of small fruits great for pickling

1.60 Av 40 seeds




Cucumber Crystal Lemon seeds from Nickys Vegetable seeds

Cucumber Crystal Lemon
Also known as Crystal Apple.
Rounded lemon shaped fruits with yellow crisp sweet skin, a cucumber that can be eaten like an apple and is easy to digest, use in salads, pickling etc. Cucumber crystal Lemon is ideal for growing outdoors in warmer areas or in a greenhouse.

 1.35 Av 40 seeds




Cucumber Marketmore
A popular ridge slicer type producing straight dark green fruits with small white spines up to 20cm in length. medium early ridge type for outdoor production. Salad vegetable for the outdoor plot. Good disease resistance.  Cucumber Marketmore seeds sow May / June Harvest August onwards. RHS Award of Garden Merit

1.50 Av 35 seeds






 Cucumber Femspot

Cucumber Femspot
All Female Flowering F1 variety. Greenhouse. Highly recommended. Early to mature and high resistance to disease. Bitter free, ribbed and spined long cucumbers. UK market leader in garden centre plant sales.

3.45 Av 5 Seeds





Cucumber Burpless Tasty Green



Cucumber Burpless Tasty Green
A favourite F1 variety ideally suited to outdoor production. Tasty crisp medium to long fruits best harvested at 20-25cm long.

1.60 Av 15 Seeds




Italian Dandelion Red Rib
Chicorium Intybus
Baby leaf 40 days
Bright red stem and mid-vein with a dark green leaf. An eye catching dandelion type Chicory. A nice bitter flavour with a background sweetness, salad leaf. Sow spring.

0.95 Av 500 seeds






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The cultural information should be used as a guide only, I have found a number of different sowing techniques for the same seed from different sources there does not seem to be a standard. With this in mind you should use this website as a guide only, you probably already have a tried and tested way of sowing different seeds. As a rule of thumb the larger the seed size the more cover it requires, and fine seed like Lobelia Begonia etc requires no cover.

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