Cucumber, Collier

Cucumis sativus
SKU: 1569A P25
  • Organic
  • Pale white to green tender skin
  • Fruits grow to 2-5 inches
  • Crisp, sweet flesh
  • 50-60 days

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Donated to SSE in 1989 by Graham and Margaret Collier of Tennessee. Margaret’s parents acquired this variety from a group of migrant people traveling through Indiana sometime around 1910. Short, blocky fruit, 2-5" long, 1½-2" diameter. Pale white-green tender skin. Crisp, moist flesh. Subtle flavor is slightly sweet and not bitter. 50-60 days.

Learn to Grow it

Start Indoors: 5-6 weeks before last frost

Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds

Germination: 5-30 Days

Light: Full Sun - These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.

Cucumbers can be sown outdoors directly into hills about 12 inches across after the last frost of the season. Make sure that the hills are about 6 feet apart and plant 6-8 seeds per hill at 1/2-1 inch depth and 1 inch apart. As the plants grow, thin them to 3-4 plants per hill. This variety will mature between 50-65 days. You can also start cucumber seeds indoors 3-6 weeks before you plant them outside (about 2-4 weeks before your last frost). These sturdy seedlings can be planted in garden rows and sometimes even encouraged to climb trellises. Starting your seeds indoors will generally result in an earlier harvest.