I'm growing Burpee's White Wonder cucumbers in my garden this year, not because I really need another variety of cucumbers but because I want to watch them grow. I'll be honest with you. I've never seen a white cucumber before and I'm looking forward the the snowy white fruit against the background of deep green foliage.
It's not quite time to plant them in this part of Maine yet as we were under frost warnings last night, but I'm thinking of direct sowing mine this weekend. Soil needs to be at least 60 degrees for cucumbers to germinate, so I'll be planting these in my raised beds where the soil is a bit warmer than the garden soil.
Although Burpee does not note the number of days to maturity, Folio lists it as 46 days. I must admit I have my doubts as most cucumbers require 50 to 55 days to mature, with some taking up to 65 days. It seems Burpee would have noted if this cucumber was significantly earlier.
White Wonder is an open pollinated heirloom variety, which means if you save the seeds they will produce cucumbers identical to the original - as long as you don't grow them near other varieties of cucumbers.
I'm anxious to see how well these cucumbers perform in my garden this year.
Until next time . . . HAPPY GARDENING!
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