- Short vines grow to 5 feet
- Good production
- 45-50 days
- ±900 seeds/oz
Produces bumper crops for fresh eating and pickling, with fruits seemingly growing overnight in peak season. A bush cucumber, this variety will take up only 2 or 3 square feet per plant. Introduced to American gardeners by Seed Savers Exchange in 1992, the variety originated in Russia, where its short vines (up to 5' long) and ease of growing made it perfect for dacha or second-home gardens near Moscow. 45-50 days. ±900 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow Bushy Cucumber
Direct Seed: 1" Deep
Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
Thin: To 3-4 Plants
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after the last frost when soil is warm. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 2-4 weeks before the last frost for an earlier harvest. Cucumbers benefit from consistent moisture. Provide support for vines to save space.
Ratings & Reviews
Reliable and flavorful
Great production and flavor. We ate fresh and made pickles and relish.
Larger than expected
Impressive. Vine is larger than I expected. However, it is very healthy and first cucumber plant to produce this year. I am very happy with it
Maryland, growing in raised bed, intensive (square foot gardening)
I plan to grow it next year and plan for more space.
A must cucumber for every garden!
by Brian Hanft
Amazing! I love this variety because it doesn’t take over my garden. The cucumbers are outstanding. Highly recommend.
Ended up with very long vines - up to 6-7' and expected them to be smaller!