Double Yield Cucumber
- Uniform 6 inch long fruit
- When one fruit is harvested, 2 or 3 more are produced
- 50-60 days
- ±1,100 seeds/oz
This variety was introduced in 1924 by Joseph Harris Company of Coldwater, New York, with the claim that “the remarkable thing about this new cucumber is its wonderful productiveness. For every pickle that is cut off, two or three more are produced.” Gardeners today love not only its productivity but also its crisp and juicy texture and melon-like taste. A very early pickling type, this variety bears fruits that are best for canning or fresh eating when 4-5" long. Early- to mid-season maturity. 50-60 days. ±1,100 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow Double Yield Cucumber
Direct Seed: 1" Deep
Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
Thin: To 3-4 Plants
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - When growing plants on a trellis, space seed 6-8” apart and thin as necessary; train the plants to climb the trellis with an initial guidance. Alternatively, make 12” hills at least 6’ apart. Plant 6-8 cucumber seeds per hill 1” deep. After germination, thin to 3-4 plants per hill.
Ratings & Reviews
Easy, mild-flavored cucumbers
I tried these cucumbers this year. Their flavor is much milder than grocery store cucumbers, which is great for juicing. The plants bore far more cucumbers than what I could eat. Next time, though, I will put in trellises to get them up off the ground.
Spiny, but great!
by Laura P
I tried these as a new variety for my garden this year, and they grew very well in central Indiana. The flavor and texture are wonderful, and they vastly outperformed the lemon cucumbers I also grew. They have spines, which was not mentioned in the description. This is not really a problem, as they can be scrubbed off with a vegetable brush.
Productive but not an outstanding flavor
It's early yet, but although they are so far productive, the flavor has not been as good as I might have expected. A little bland, and an ever-so-slight bitter aftertaste. We'll see what the rest of the summer holds!
Light green then quickly turn yellow?
I will say that it is my first time growing cucumbers. But I am not very happy with these guys. The taste is bitter and color of these never get very green for me. Just a light green then turn yellow. I may have done something wrong. But I will be choosing a different type next year.
Seed Savers’ Exchange Response:
Hi Vanessa, we are sorry to hear that this variety didn't perform well for you. It sounds like your cucumbers are over-ripe, most varieties do not turn yellow until they are past market maturity. Irregular fruit, including bitterness, are commonly caused by overly wet soil. Please reach out to our customer service team to discuss growing tips and other varieties. Your local extension office or Master Gardeners are also a good source for growing information.