Even though Spacemaster 80 is a small plant, it produces lots of flavorful, full-sized slicing cucumbers. Its vines only grow up to 3 feet high, so a quality 5-gallon pot with a tomato cage tucked inside is perfect. Some folks say you can even grow them in a hanging basket!
To avoid damage to the fruit or the vine, harvest cucumbers by cutting the stem rather than pulling from the vine.
Spacemaster is resistant to cucumber mosaic virus and scab.
Tasty Green is a Japanese cucumber, which are known for their slender, long shape, thin skin, and few seeds. Japanese cucumbers have a mild flavor and are “burpless,” which means they contain less cucurbitacin. This is a compound that causes bitterness and increases the likelihood of burping after eating the cucumber.
Isn’t this a beauty? Lemon Cucumber has been a favorite since 1894 but is hard to find in grocery stores. This eye-catching, lemon-sized cucumber has excellent flavor and can be eaten skin and all, just like an apple. (They don’t taste like a lemon or an apple, but have a mild cucumber flavor.)
The vines grow between 3-4 feet high, so a quality 5-gallon pot with a tomato cage tucked inside is perfect for lemon cucumbers. They’re more drought tolerant than other varieties.
Green Fingers is our favorite snacking cucumber. They’re smooth, thin-skinned, crispy, and ready to pick when just 3 to 5 inches long. I like to tuck them into the kids’ lunches or slice them up for salads.