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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden
  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    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

    Annual
    Vegetable
    Vine

    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

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

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