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Fast-Growing Cucumbers to Plant Now

By July 12, 2011

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cucumber plantsSo, it's July, and you just realized that you wished you'd thought to plant a few cucumbers in your garden.

The good news is, you still have plenty of time, and the conditions are perfect for sowing and growing cucumbers!

If you live in an area with a short growing season, you'll need to select varieties that produce a crop fairly quickly. Most cucumbers are ready to harvest between 50 and 70 days from planting. You'll want to select varieties at the lower end of the spectrum. You can determine this by looking at the "days to harvest" number on your seed packet. Some of the fastest producing cucumber varieties include:

  • 'Bush Pickle' -- 48 days
  • 'Calypso' -- 52 days
  • 'Sweet Success' -- 54 days
  • 'Early Green Cluster' -- 55 days
  • 'Early Pride' -- 55 days
  • 'Slicemaster' -- 55 days
  • 'Salad Bush' -- 57 days
  • 'Diva' -- 58 days


July 13, 2011 at 7:32 am
(1) Sam @ SmilingGardener says:

Thanks for the info. I really like to have some cucumbers growing in the garden..

July 13, 2011 at 7:38 am
(2) Sam @ smilinggardener says:

Thank you for the info. I really want to have some cucumbers growing in the garden. it would be a great addition to my veggie plants.

July 25, 2011 at 1:22 pm
(3) Janice says:

Thanks for the info. I planted a bunch of cucumber seeds in a pot and now I need to transplant the seedlings.

July 28, 2011 at 11:39 am
(4) Dog says:

I planted Sweet Success this year. They are delicious. If you’re not sure which to try, maybe give this one a shot.

July 31, 2012 at 10:06 am
(5) Aracelis says:

I have 4 plants of cucumbers and they are pretty big have the yellow flowers but I still don’t get cucumbers n I had them for 2 months. I want to know if is possible that I won’t get any? Thanks for your help

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