Cucumber, White Wonder
- Fruits have white skin
- Fruits grow to 7 inches by 2.5 inches
- Excellent eating quality
- Tolerates heat
This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.
This heirloom cucumber was first introduced in 1893 by W. Atlee Burpee of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who obtained the seeds from a customer in western New York. It is also known as "Long White" and "Albino" cucumber.
The diversity of cucumbers observed in India may point to it as the location where cucumbers were first domesticated. Cucumbers are mentioned in the ancient epic Gilgamesh as well as in the Bible. The ancient Greeks and Romans grew cucumbers, as well but they were probably smaller than what we grow today.
Spanish explorers brought cucumbers to Haiti in the late 15th century. English and European settlers in North America noted cucumbers growing in their gardens as early as 1630.
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.