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Cucumber Burpless in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Cucumis sativus 'Burpless'

 

Cucumber 'Burpless'

Cucumber is the common name for a widely cultivated creeping vine bearing cucumiform fruits and is of the same family as melon. There are numerous varieties for cultivation, F1 varieties have been developed that have all female flowers, and none of the male ones; this negates the need to remove all male flowers which would otherwise result in bitter fruits. 'Burpless' is the mildest cucumber on the market. This early variety produces 10-inch long cucumbers. Excellent sliced, but also fine for pickling when picked small. This cucumber requires a trellis for support.

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plant Features
  • Cucumber Burpless likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Cucumber Burpless likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Cucumber Burpless is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Cucumber Burpless likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
Available to buy from 3 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Cucumber 'Burpless'

Latin name

Cucumis sativus 'Burpless'

type

Vegetable

family

Cucurbitaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Cucumber Burpless likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Cucumber Burpless is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Cucumber Burpless likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Cucumber Burpless likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Cucumber Burpless is 1.00meters x 1.00meters 1.00 M 1.00 M

Cucumis sativus 'Burpless'

Cucumber is the common name for a widely cultivated creeping vine bearing cucumiform fruits and is of the same family as melon. There are numerous varieties for cultivation, F1 varieties have been developed that have all female flowers, and none of the male ones; this negates the need to remove all male flowers which would otherwise result in bitter fruits. 'Burpless' is the mildest cucumber on the market. This early variety produces 10-inch long cucumbers. Excellent sliced, but also fine for pickling when picked small. This cucumber requires a trellis for support.


Planting

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Plant out seedlings that have germinated in heat into their permanent position in the greenhouse in mid spring in rich well draining soil. For outdoor varieties, harden off when the weather and soil are warm enough, and then plant out into humus-rich soil, in a sunny site, spacing them 3' apart.

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Sow cucumber seed in heat under glass in early to mid spring for planting out when risk of frost has passed. Sow the seeds on edge in compost, and water, then keep compost moist until seedlings emerge. Try to maintain a temperature of at least 15 deg. Plant out after seedlings have their first true leaves, and when the soil and weather are warm enough

 
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