Japanese Climbing Cucumber
- Fruits grow up to 9 inches
- Crisp, slightly tart flavor
- 58-65 days
- ±950 seeds/oz
This Japanese climbing variety bears tender, crisp, and slightly tart 9"-long cucumbers that are excellent for slicing or pickling. Listed by J.M. Thornton & Company in 1894, this variety’s strong grasping tendrils make it ideal for growing on a trellis or fence, but it can also be grown on the ground. 58-65 days. ±950 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow Japanese Climbing 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
Best of both worlds
The best of both worlds. Excellent pickles or slicer.
They grew quickly and tall but most of the tiny cucumber would dry up and shrivel away... this whole time I have had only one fully grown successful cucumber to eat, and it was soooo good. I wont give up and even plan to plant more next year.
Excellent Crunchy Cucumber
We had numerous giant cucumbers grow all summer long. These plants climbed up some pallets and onto our deck. They are tasty, and have kept growing throughout our New England cold spells. They did get a bit dry inside. They are super crunchy though, and they would make an excellent pickle. One almost tasted like a water chestnut, so I enjoyed it raw with nori, soy sauce, and steamed rice. These are great!