Suyo Long Cucumber
- Ribbed, curving fruits grow up to 18 inches
- Thin skin and sweet flesh
- 65 days
- ±800 seeds/oz
This very traditional ribbed variety from China grows 10-18"-long on productive 5' vines that should be trellised, if you prefer straighter fruit. Thin skin and sweet flesh make this a great variety for fresh eating. Heat-tolerant, disease-resistant, and reported to be burpless. 65 days. ±800 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow Suyo Long 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 plants as necessary; train 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. Can also be started indoors 2-4 weeks before last frost. Cucumbers benefit from steady moisture.
Ratings & Reviews
If I had to pick one cucumber this would be it
If I could recommend one cucumber this would be it. Tried this on a whim to try a new variety and it did not disappoint. Prolific, held up fairly well to summer heat and sun in zone 5/6, and wasn't affected by powdery mildew (which affected my other cucumbers directly to the right of it). Great as a fresh cucumber, but we preferred to use it as a pickling cuke and make 5 day pickles. The one plant I had ended up lasting until the first week in September and I plan on having two plants for this summer.
by Tom E.
Have been planting these in region 9 (!) for 4-5 yrs and with a little shade and plenty of water they do great. Very productive, very sweet, and yes, they are burpless. Ours will get mildew despite our heat so I treat early with Neem oil. Used to plant Marketmore but these are tastier!
Great cucumber for the south
I have been disappointed with most other cucumbers I have grown in the hot, humid mid-south.. As the weather heats up, most other varieties become bitter.
I have never had Suyo Long become bitter. They are tender and delicious even when large. If they get very big, they are also good for cooked dishes. They are a great all-around variety.
This year with rainfall and extreme heat mid-summer, I have had some downy mildew problems for the first time.
I bought this as a gift for my dad, and he's really impressed, and said it's the best cucumbers he's planted. It sounds like it's a really productive plant. They were planted in the US Midwest.
by Shannon T.
I fell in love with this cucumber last summer. It was very hot here in northern California, but Suyu stayed healthy, productive and disease-free. Its the best-tasting cucumber I have grown. Its a keeper!