Cucumber, Little Potato: "(aka Khira Balam) Originally from India. Introduced into the 1997 SSE Yearbook by Indiana member Robert F. Bruns who got his seed from the USDA. Nearly round 3" fruits with brown russetted skin are borne heavily on robust semi-bush plants. Delicious lemon flavor. Stays crisp in storage." Cucumber Seeds, Seeds Savers, Heirloom Seeds, Savers Exchange, Gardens, Potatoes Cucumber, 50 Seeds, Cucumber Khira, Potatoes Organic
Suyo Burpless, Long Cucumber Sweet and crunchy & great for warm weather climates. Planting: Set seeds 1/2 " deep in fertilized formed hills setting 4' to 5' apart. Use 4-6 seeds per hill. Tamp lightly and keep moist (without over watering) If using trellis: set rows 4' apart with 4" between seeds. Thin to 8" spacing for rows or 2 seedlings per hill once 6" high. Needs reg. water and feed every few wks. Ready for gentle picking in 60 days. Pick often to stimulate growth.
Poona Kheera (Seed Savers Exchange)--(Cucumis sativus) Originally from Poona, India, this very unusual cucumber matures into what looks like a large russet potato. Smooth-skinned fruits turn from white to golden-yellow to russet brown and may be eaten at any stage, skin and all. Tender, crisp, and delicious. Hardy disease resistant vines produce an early crop with good yields. 55 days.
Cucumber, White Wonder - (Cucumis sativus) (aka Long White, Albino) Introduced in 1893 by W. Atlee Burpee of Philadelphia who obtained the seeds from a customer in western New York. Fruits are 7" long by 2½" in diameter. Turns from greenish white to ivory then yellowish at maturity. Excellent eating quality, ideal for pickles or slicing. Highly productive even during hot weather. 58 day
Something to try...Root veggies like carrots and beets will stay fresh all winter and even grow sweeter in this storage bin. Just fill with layers of damp sand, alternating with layers of carrots or beets, and put in a cool, dark place. Potatoes, turnips and squash can go right in the bin without sand. -- Seems easy enough to DIY.
Strawberry Spinach (Seed Savers Exchange)--(Chenopodium capitatum) (aka Strawberry Blite) Grown in Europe for centuries. Very showy compact 18" plants are grown for their nutritious triangular toothed leaves and tender shoots, used in salads or steamed. Shiny red mulberry-like fruits are edible and can be added to salads or used for dying. Becoming scarce. Selfseeding annual.
classic espalier designs: want to try this along fencing with plants like sea buckhorn, mock orange and other for multifunction -- deer pressure protection, intensive plantings for perfume & oil extraction, bird nesting, pollinators, and of course, beauty
We're trying these this year . . . Double Yield Cucumbers Organic 52 days. There couldn't be a more appropriate name for this industrious cucumber. Its productivity is unmatched, and it's a good thing, since these crispy, delicious fruit not only make superb pickles, they're also excellent right off the vine. The super robust plants have a naturally rounded habit and yield 4-6 inch long, uniform, lime green fruit with black spines.
Noire Des Carmes (1787) (a.k.a. Early Black Rock Melon, Des Carmes Canteloupe) A French heirloom that is named for the Carmelite Monks who once grew them in France. Noire des Carmes is in the true cantaloupe group and looks quite different than most melons. The very dark green (almost black) skin of this melon turns yellow to orange when ripe and averages from 2 to 3 lbs. The flesh is orange, sweet and very fragrant. (85 days)