Baby Persian Cucumber

This packet sows up to 4 feet of trellised cucumbers.
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Delicious eaten in the garden, packed into a lunch box, or added to salad, these crunchy mini-cucumbers will be eaten up quickly. But don't worry, you'll be able to harvest plenty more 4" fruit from the high-yielding plants. Excellent for short seasons, tolerates both cool and hot temperatures, and fruit is produced without pollination. Disease resistant.
$3.49 8 seeds

Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus (hybrid)

Days to Maturity: 60–70 Days

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Native: Southern Asia

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 4'–7' vines

Variety Information: 4"–7" dark green, thin-skinned, smooth fruits. 'Baby' is a parthenocarpic, gynoecious, Persian cucumber. Plants are resistant to cucumber mosaic virus and scab, and tolerant of powdery mildew.

Type: Parthenocarpic

Attributes: Disease Resistant, Good for Containers, Gynoecious

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"

Row Spacing: 36"

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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Baby Persian Cucumber Reviews

5 reviews
A Cucumber for Non-Cucumber People
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I'm not a fan of cucumbers, but this one is delicious. It is prolific and that's a good thing because once I give one to someone, they agree that these are the best cucumbers they've tasted and want more. Try them, you'll like them.
Judy Armstrong

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These little cucumbers and the others I purchased from Botanical Interests has definitely become my favorite cucumbers. Tender and fresh they are the perfect size for snacking or salads.
Vicki Gade

Coolest Cuke
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My favorite cucumber! Great for slicing and pickling. Produces many cukes.
anne mele

I love Persian cucumbers, but...
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The seeds from this packet had a great germination rate and the plants grew healthy and beautiful. The only problem was, they only produced female flowers. Loads and loads of female flowers, zero males. Not even one. So guess what -- not one of those beautiful cucumbers was ever pollinated. I tried hand pollinating with an artist's brush (which has worked for me before with other vegetables). You can sometimes do that successfully if the flowers are actually bisexual, which I thought was possible, so I tried..still no success. This is not my first go round growing cucumbers, by the way, so to forestall that: plenty of water, sunlight, fertile soil. This thing just wouldn't produce. Oh well, I wasted a season and a bunch of water. Next year, am almost guaranteed better luck with some other variety.
Owner Response: Hi Andrea, Thank for contacting us about this experience. As a parthenocarpic cucumber, this cultivar should be able to produce fruit without male pollen and often parthenocarpic cucumbers are also gynoecious (all-female or few male flowers) which ensures seedless fruit. All cucumbers have separate male and female flowers vs. most other crops that have both parts in a single flower ("perfect flowers"). We are contacting our supplier about your experience. A customer service representative will be with you shortly to follow up. Thank you again for taking the time to leave a review-- we appreciate it!

Great Producer in the High Tunnel
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"Persian Baby" is my favorite cucumber variety to date. Though it performs poorly outside in our zone 3 garden, it is very productive in the high tunnel where it is shielded from temperature extremes and wind. The fruits are tasty whether harvested small or large. They remain tender and crisp in the refrigerator if kept in a resealable plastic bag. These cukes are great in salads and pickled, and there is no need to peel them for fresh eating. Temperatures as low as 40 degrees F are tolerated by these plants.

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