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Eureka Cucumber seed for salad or sandwich

The Eureka hybrid cucumber is a dual purpose slicer/pickler that features disease resistance. Quite simply, because of its versatility it just might be the only cucumber a home gardener needs to plants.

Cucumbers are great for diets and healthy in other respects, too. They consist of about 90% water, but still are nourishing, containing both vitamins A and C as well as sulfur, manganese, phosphorus, silicon, sodium, calcium and potassium. One 5.3 ounce serving has only about 25 calories, so you can eat a lot of Eureka cucumbers and not gain a pound. The strong, vigorous plants set a load of uniform, firm, shite-spined, very dark green fruits.

The dark green peel makes it very appealiing when sliced for salads, or for the darkest green batch of pickles you've ever made!

This variety grows well on a fence or trellis for easy harvest, but growing it on the ground works well too. This is also a monoecious variety and it requires no other pollinator since the vines produce both male and female flowers. Maturity is 57 days from direct seeding.

This is a dark green salad cucumber from small sizes on up, and it's a marvelous pickling cucumber from 2-5 inches long. For best quality as a slicing variety, use the fruits from tiny sizes up to about 7 inches long. Eureka can grow through troubles in the garden and yield a huge crop over a long picking season. It is resistant to angular leaf spot, downy mildew, papaya ring spot, scab, watermelon mosaic virus, zucchini yellows virus, Anthracnose races 1 and 2, cucumber mosaic virus and powdery mildew. now that's a lot of disease resistance and Eureka is unique in this respect.

Some sources of Eureka cucumber seeds for growing in your home garden include:

Burpee W. Atlee


Have you ever tasted a cucumber and onion sandwich? Slice thin, add a dash of salt, pepper and mayonaise. Gourmet simplicity!


Mixing cucumbers with various herbs and spices is a great way to get creative in your kitchen. The delicate taste lets you experiment and succeed in a wide variety of ways.


How involved do you like to get with your food? You can grow it. You can harvest it. You can preserve it. You can cook it. Or you can order it to your personal taste. Choice is a wonderful thing!


What WILL you do today to move toward your goal? Even one small action today makes a difference. And you can add a little tomorrow and the next day... Together we will restore our environment in our community and around the world.

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