Cucumbers; Melons

All seeds are organically grown, and certified organic unless indicated otherwise.

Cucumber

Picklers

A&C Pickler (Ace) EE- – 50-55 days. Introduced in 1928 by Abbott & Cobb of Pennsylvania. Uniformly straight 8-10 inch fruits hold dark green colour for a long time. Pick when small for pickler or larger for slicing. Best picked when 4-6” long. Good for market gardens as productive & reliable.


Early Russian . EE- [Certified Organic] – 60 days. Introduced in 1854 from Russia. Pick early for gherkins or let some mature to 6” for sweet fresh eating cucumbers as well. Never bitter. Very productive over a long season.


Sumter . EE-202 [Certified Organic] – 55 days. Perfect for pickling, this good quality disease resistant cucumber produces blocky, slightly tapered dark green fruit, suitable in all kinds of conditions.  Productive on compact vines.  


Vorgebirgstrauben . EE-203 [Certified Organic] Old Rhinish German favourite! Great pickler with a dimpled bumpy skin at pickling stage. The vines are heavy producers, the cucumbers are snappy-crisp, & flavour fresh, never bitter. Best pickler in trials!


Slicers

Silver Slicer . EE-204 – 54 days. [Certified Organic] superior slicer may be the best eating cucumber of them all. Long 7-8”, slim thin skin, buttery, crunchy, great flavour & crisp. Heavy set of buttery crunchy crisp fruits, neither watery nor ever bitter. Resists PM and keeps going till September. 


Melon

Montreal Melon  – [Certified Organic] honeydew grown on island of Montreal in early 1900’s. Was thought to be extinct but seed found in 1990’s.  Exquisite rich flavour. Tan netted skin. 


Oka . EE-801 83 days. [Certified Organic], luscious early 2 – 5 lb. melon with sweet orange flesh and netted outer rind. 1916 Quebec heirloom was thought to be extinct, but rediscovered growing on Bizard Island. Cut stems when fruits are barely ripe, let them sit inside a few days to ripen fully.