Baby Cucumber Seeds

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This packet sows up to 8 feet of trellised cucumbers.
Availability: In Stock
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 Cucumber Seeds Reviews

16 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

Vicki
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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.
Andrea
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.
AMM

Exactly what I was looking for
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I love these Persian cucumbers and was very happy to find a good seed source. The plants grew well and produced (and is still producing now in early September) many tasty cucumbers. They grow quickly, so watch each day and pick them when they're the size you like before they turn into monsters.
Sara Kozel

BEST Baby cucumbers
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Best ever cucumbers I have grown. Will get them again next year. Small, crisp. tasty and good production!
C Halik

So Delicious!
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These cucumbers are the best we've ever eaten! They are great fresh in a salad & also pickled. They were easy to grow & will always be a part of our garden.
Leanne Woodall

Awesome!
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Fall growing in the low desert. Planted these and just harvested my first cucumber and it's only been 50 days. Amazing taste and prolific based on the volume of fruits I have growing. Very, very happy with these seeds.
Lisa Johnson

Great Value
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Not the cheapest seeds around, but well worth the price. Extremely prolific and fast growing. I grew them this spring and hope to get more and try them again later in the season.
Richard C Prucha

Good grower
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These cucumber seeds are excellent germinators and growers. I start them indoors about 4-6 weeks before transplanting them to the high tunnel at the end of May/beginning of June. This is my third year growing the Persian Baby variety and I hope for the usual abundant harvest. They do not do well outside the high tunnel because of the wind and temperature extremes (zone 3). The season here is short but these are fast producers.
AMM

No fruit
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These seeds germinated well and grew a nice looking plant, but produced no fruit. I have had great harvests from other varieties, but this one is a dud.
Kathy
Owner Response: Hi Kathy, As a flowering plant, these will produce fruit in time. Some ideas on what can hinder flowering in cucumbers is an excess of nitrogen which favors green growth over flowering and shade can also delay maturity. We are always happy to help troubleshoot issues. Please do not hesitate to contact us, customer.service@botanicalinterests.com.

Perfect
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I am a beginner gardener and have a small rooftop garden which is very sunny and hot. I planted three of these in July on a whim because I had an open spot. All three sprouted and are producing many many flowers and cucumbers. My mother told me cucumbers grow quickly but I had no idea it was this quickly! Within basically a month I was able to start picking cucumbers. They have a nice thin skin, I love adding these to a fresh garden salad or really just eating them on their own as a snack. Delicious, easy to grow, 100% recommend!
Anastasia

The only cucumber I need to grow
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The "Baby" cucumber is far and away the best I've ever grown! The plant was prolific and lasted longer in the heat and humidity of NC than any variety I've tried. The cucumbers themselves were small, crisp, practically seedless and delicious- both for eating sliced fresh in salads and with dips and also great for pickling. Even the few that "got away" and grew to a large size were not bitter. This will be in my garden every year from now on!
Katherine Church

Best fresh eating cukes EVER!
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These are known as "lollipop cucumbers" in our house - so named years ago by our then three year old daughter because they are so sweet and she'd just grab one and walk around with it in her little hand, munching away. Peel is super tender and completely spineless. We grow 2x 9' rows of cucumbers on a 6' trellis each year - typically 5 varieties - and every year we end up devoting more space to these great cukes. They are always our first variety to produce. I prune them early (remove suckers at each node) until they are about 4' up the trellis, then let them take off. Every single node bears fruit - easily 20 fruit on a single vine. It's almost September here in CO and there vines are showing no sign of slowing down like some slicers. I could go on and on... they really are the best!
Mary Poor

Didn't Get What I Ordered
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I ordered two seed packets back in the spring and received two substitute items instead. The one I didn't plant because it wasn't what I wanted, but I did plant the cucumber substitute. Wish I would have saved the package because they were super producers. It is now October and I've still getting English-type cucumbers on the vine. Through the summer we had on average 18 English-type cucumbers (I say English-type because I'm certain the name of the cucumbers were not English but they are long cucumbers) to harvest EVERY DAY. Granted my husband planted 12 plants ... oy! Loved the substitute. Really wish I had kept the package.
Mary H.
Owner Response: Hi Mary, It sounds like you were growing either 'English Telegraph' or 'Tasty Green' cucumbers. I also wanted to let you know we've changed our policy regarding substitutions and that won't happen again. Enjoy your copious cucumbers!

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