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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden
  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


    Cucumbers are a vining plant with yellow flowers and slightly prickly stems. There are many varieties which produce cucumbers of different sizes and shapes.

    Latin Name

    Cucumis sativus


    Family

    Cucurbitaceae


    Type of Plant

    Annuals
    Vegetables
    Vines

    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 1.5'
    Max Spread: 8'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Edible
  • Vegetable

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    South Asia


    History

    John Custis sent cucumber seeds to Peter Collinson in 1738.


    Other Details

    Pollinator

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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