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Heirloom Cucumbers Seeds

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Snake gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina var. anguina)
Snake gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina var. anguina)
3.69 € *
Base Price 0.74 €/ seed
apx. $4.41
available
Seed kit: 'Old cucumbers', 6 original rarities
Articles combined in set
Seed kit: 'Old cucumbers', 6 original rarities
11.68 € *
apx. $13.97
available
Loofah (Luffa cylindrica)
Loofah (Luffa cylindrica)
3.50 € *
Base Price 0.70 €/ seed
apx. $4.19
available
Caigua, slipper gourd  (Cyclanthera pedata)
Caigua, slipper gourd (Cyclanthera pedata)
3.04 € *
Base Price 0.30 €/ seed
apx. $3.64
available
Yellow Cucumber 'Crystal Lemon' (Cucumis sativus)
Yellow Cucumber 'Crystal Lemon' (Cucumis sativus)
2.10 € *
Base Price 0.11 €/ seed
apx. $2.51
available
White cucumber 'White Wonder' (Cucumis sativus)
White cucumber 'White Wonder' (Cucumis sativus)
2.01 € *
Base Price 0.10 €/ seed
apx. $2.40
available
Fig Leaved Gourd (Cucurbita ficifolia)
Fig Leaved Gourd (Cucurbita ficifolia)
2.57 € *
Base Price 0.51 €/ seed
apx. $3.07
available
Snake cucumber 'Chinese slangen' (Cucumis sativus)
Snake cucumber 'Chinese slangen' (Cucumis sativus)
1.82 € *
Base Price 0.09 €/ seed
apx. $2.18
available
Cornichon (Cucumis sativus)
Cornichon (Cucumis sativus)
2.01 € *
apx. $2.40
available
Cucumber 'Tanja' (Cucumis sativus) Organic
Organic certification
Cucumber 'Tanja' (Cucumis sativus) Organic
2.90 € *
Base Price 0.29 €/ seed
apx. $3.47
available
Apple Cucumber (Cucumis sativus)
Apple Cucumber (Cucumis sativus)
2.29 € *
Base Price 0.23 €/ seed
apx. $2.74
available
Netted Cucumber 'Brown Russian' (Cucumis sativus)
Netted Cucumber 'Brown Russian' (Cucumis sativus)
1.87 € *
Base Price 0.09 €/ seed
apx. $2.24
available
Armenian Cucumber (Cucumis melo var. flexuosus)
Armenian Cucumber (Cucumis melo var. flexuosus)
2.38 € *
Base Price 0.24 €/ seed
apx. $2.85
available
Cucamelon, Mexican Sour Gherkin (Melothria scabra)
Cucamelon, Mexican Sour Gherkin (Melothria scabra)
3.08 € *
Base Price 0.31 €/ seed
apx. $3.68
available
Seeds of old and rare heirloom cucumber varieties, because in addition to the green slender cucumbers from the greenhouse that are used for salads and the fat little gherkins, there are so many more interesting cucumber species, such as the snake gourd with its beautiful flowers. Espcially Asian cucumber plants have a large number of varieties.

Cucumber: history and varieties

The cucumber (Cucumis sativus) belongs to the cucurbits and is an ancient crop. It originated in India, where it was already cultivated around 1500 BCE. The first cucumbers in Europe can be found around 200 BCE, as they were a very popular food among the Romans. In Central Europe, most countries distinguish two basic cucumber species: The salad cucumber which is eaten raw or gherkins which are mostly eaten pickled.

Cucumbers are more sensitive to bad weather and are often grown in the greenhouse. The fruits are green, have smooth skin, grow long and straight or slightly curved and about 20-35 cm long and weigh between 300 and 500 grams. They are eaten fresh, raw and uncooked in salads. The more robust gherkins are normally grown outdoors without protection. They are harvested unripe and often preserved as pickles and sour gherkins in glass jars. These varieties are shorter and slightly thicker than cucumbers. They can have smooth or spiky skin and also have a green color.

Incidentally, the fruit of the cucumber is a berry and as such belongs in fact to the berries - for the sake of simplicity, we offer our cucumber seeds in the vegetable category
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