Armenian Cucumber Seeds


3.9473684210526 out of 5 stars
(19 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Want to try something new in your garden? This is it! Armenian cucumber with handsome, light green, thin skin is burpless, nearly seedless, and more tolerant of heat than most cucumbers. Sometimes called serpent cucumber or yard long, it is technically a variety of melon! A long production period means harvesting right into fall.
$2.49 2 grams (~45 seeds)

Botanical Name: Cucumis melo var. flexuosus

Days to Maturity: 65 days

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Native: Southern Asia

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 8' vines

Variety Information: 18"–36" long, 1"–4" wide, light green skin with paler green, longitudinal furrows; most flavorful and tender when picked between 12" and 18" long.

Type: Monoecious

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F, ideally 70°–90°F.

When to Start Inside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Cucumbers are sensitive to root disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ½"

Seed Spacing: A group of 2 seeds every 12"

Thinning: When 3 leaves, thin to 1 plant every 12"

Harvesting: Pick, and pick some more! Overly mature cucumbers on the vine will slow production of new cucumbers. Cut the stem rather than pulling at the fruit, as stems are fragile. To increase the quality and storage time, once picked, immediately immerse in cold water to disperse "field heat".

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Armenian Cucumber Seeds Reviews

19 reviews

Great burpless cuke

5 out of 5 stars Jul 20, 2018
Between the thin skin which eliminates the need for peeling and the burp-less quality this is a great cuke for salads. I especially like it sliced and salted then pickled in vinegar with a sliced red onion but it is also great in sour cream or just on top of a green salad. It has performed well in our garden, early and yet lasts in the summer heat.
William Knoche from CO

Best Cucumber for Desert Heat

5 out of 5 stars Nov 13, 2019
I bought a pack of these because it said they could tolerate the heat. In Phoenix, that is a must, so I gave them a try. These cucumbers defied even my wildest expectations. They grew fast, set tons of fruit, and held their own up to 115 degrees! I had 4 plants in 4x8 raised bed, and it couldn't contain all them. They climbed the 6 foot trellis that I made for them, and proceeded to spill out across the yard, setting more and more fruit. Sometimes there were so many leaves that I couldn't see a fruit growing under them until it had grown to absurd sizes, the largest of which clocked in at 26 inches long and almost 4" in diameter. I keep flowering basil nearby to attract bees, so I didn't have any problem having the flowers pollinated. At any point, there were many baby cucumbers growing which go from tiny and thumb sized to foot long and ready to pick within days. My only complaint is HOW fast they grow; so many times I'd have my eye on one, forget about it over the weekend, and come back and it's volume has increased considerably. This doesn't change the taste, but the wider they are, the larger the (admittedly soft) seeds get. But by that point there were several others ready to pick, so its hard to complain. The plants downfall came when temperatures hit over 120 this year, and several older cucumbers split and leaked from the stress after watering on a hot day. I removed the plant as it had done its job, and tilled over the area for the fall. Much to my surprise, in early September when I mixed manure in for the fall crop, seedlings from the cucumber that split in the summer began to emerge! This new crop again took off quickly and set fruit just as fast. Sadly, our nighttime temperatures are now down to the 50s, and the plant, while not dying, has stopped setting as many fruit, and the ones that do set are stunted or not growing. So for our friends in cooler states, sorry to say this may be ONLY a June/July plant for you, as it simply cant tolerate even the mildest of colds. For us hot state folk, do yourself a favor and buy these seeds! You, and your neighbors will thank you!
Ben Trowell from AZ

Armenian cucumber

5 out of 5 stars Jul 4, 2020
Hardy plant -- grows beautiful long cucumbers with edible peel.
Susan from CA

Very quick growing plant.

4 out of 5 stars Jul 17, 2020
I planted 4 or so of these and I had a near 100% germination rate. They grew fast and I found myself constantly needing to add additions to my support system to give it room to grow. Unfortunately, the summer heat in my area killed it before I ever got any fruit, but that's not really the plants fault.
Daniela from AZ

Really happy with the results

5 out of 5 stars Jul 31, 2020
These are the cucumbers we eat when visiting family in Lebanon. I've had a great experience this summer with my plants. Lots of fruit, grows very quickly.
Nancy Ortega from IL

Great seeds!

5 out of 5 stars Sep 23, 2020
All seeds planted sprouted and grew. These are my favorite cucumbers! Whether I buy these seeds in a store or from your site directly ,they all germinate and grow delicious cucumbers!
Karen Schultz from CO

Prolific producer

5 out of 5 stars Nov 14, 2020
We planted too many and they took over the place. Loved the cucumbers in salads. Very easy to grow so only plant 3 seeds next time.
Michael Mc Daniel from NV


5 out of 5 stars Jan 8, 2021
Excellent producer with great taste even in the heat. It's the first cucumber that I've tried to make it all the way through the summer heat here. Our summers are 105+ and the heat did not affect the taste at all.
Jessica Bay from CO


1 out of 5 stars Jan 27, 2021
didn't do well for me
jacquelyn martinelli from RI
Owner Response: Hi Jacquelyn, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. You left several one- to three-star reviews generally siting that the cultivar didn't work well for you, and I wanted to let you know that we are always happy to help troubleshoot growing issues so you can grow your best garden. Please don't hesitate to reach out for advice or if you prefer we have several articles online that you may find helpful. Our goal is to help you have a great garden. Happy gardening!

Armenian cukes

5 out of 5 stars Aug 25, 2021
Finally, a cucumber that grows well in SW. Best tasting cuke, not bitter.
Jan from CO

A Staple for Intensely Hot Climates

5 out of 5 stars Sep 8, 2021
Directly sown, super easy/fast germination in poor soil, growth/fruit pretty much on schedule. Some daytime leaf wilt in the most extreme of June temps (110-115 degrees) but always bounced back. Will definitely consume a garden space without a large trellis (and even then they tend to wander). Just one or two plants more than sufficient for us. Still produced solidly even with the poor soil, and the fruits themselves were crunchy, mild, and tasty. I know they say these are technically melons, but the texture/taste nevertheless reminds slightly of English cucumbers. Overall, one of the few veggies that can withstand the brutal summer temps of AZ.
Charles from AZ

Armenian Cukes

5 out of 5 stars Oct 30, 2021
Weren't as prolific as previous years. Maybe because it was so wet here. The cukes that did grow were delicious.
Deb from NY

Did not grow

1 out of 5 stars Nov 25, 2021
Sowed these several times over the season and never even got a sprout.
James from TN
Owner Response: Hi James, We are sorry you had a hard time germinating these seeds. Rest assured, our seeds are tested frequently to ensure germination rates meet federal and our own standards. A customer service agent will be contacting you by email to see how we can help.

Dependable in high desert

5 out of 5 stars Dec 5, 2021
I'll buy this one again. It came on later than the slicers (fine with me because it extended the harvest window.) It performed well in the horridly hot summer of 2021 in the high desert of Arizona. Tasty, crunchy, no need to peel. Grow them on a trellis so they hang down straight, and harvest before they get huge. A winner!
KB from AZ

Beautiful plant, no harvest

2 out of 5 stars Jan 3, 2022
The plants grew quickly and were thick with big leaves and beautiful yellow flowers...which never turned in to anything. The plants were gorgeous and flowered into the fall, the bees and butterflies loved the flowers, but not a single cucumber was produced. I'm not sure what happened here, but they looked very promising.
Sally from MI
Owner Response: Hi Sally, Getting good pollination is, unfortunately, a common problem for cucumbers, squash, and melons. With the decline of native pollinators that are adapted to pollinate these plants other pollinators have a hard time filling the gap mainly because they are generalists. Native squash bees meticulously go to each flower on a plant effectively transferring pollen to fruit-producing flowers. There is a helpful article linked in the "learn more" tab on this page. It can also happen from nutrient issues or other environmental issues, but most commonly it is a pollination issue and not a seed issue (the seed is environmentally dependant once germinated). We hope that helps.

Persian cucumber

1 out of 5 stars Jan 23, 2022
They didn't fair well at all. Plants germinated well but they got a fungus. Never got blossoms.
Bari from MI
Owner Response: Hi Bari, We are sorry you had difficulty with these plants. It sounds like the seeds did their job and germinated, but environmental conditions could be improved to prevent fungus and promote flowering. A plant under attack from a fungus or other disease can be using a good amount of energy to survive and that can come at the cost of flowers. Also, soil conditions play a big part in flowering. We have a few articles about soil, soil testing, and fertilizer that might be helpful. Happy gardening!

No fruit

1 out of 5 stars Jun 1, 2022
10 feet vines, but no fruit. I have no idea what's going on. My cucumbers and melons have all set fruit, but nothing from the Armenian cucumber seeds I've planted. I'm very disappointed.
TxGrower from TX
Owner Response: Hi there! We're sorry to hear that you've had difficulty with these cucumbers. It sounds like there are some environmental conditions that have impacted the fruiting of this plant. We have discussed possible reasons for this in the reviews above along with articles on our website. If you have any further questions, we are happy to help you throughout your gardening journey!

A new favorite!

5 out of 5 stars Nov 15, 2022
Not only are they the most delicious and crisp cucumbers I've ever eaten, but also great germination rate and so fun to watch grow! I even (some how) managed to have one hide on me for so long that by the time I found it it had grown nearly 3 feet long, super wide, and weighed over 3 lbs! My kids got a good laugh out of that!
Elyse from NH

Meaty, light, delicious!

5 out of 5 stars Jan 23, 2023
Grow well in our Colorado altitude. They have a unique and enjoyable taste. They are meatier than a typical cucumber, very filling. These seeds germinated great and great beautifully over an arched trellis. Prolific.
Luci from CO

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