Cucumber - Cucumis sativus

The cucumber is a member of the cucurbits family which also includes melons, pumpkins and courgettes. Grown in India for over 3,000 years it is one of the oldest cultivated plants for eating.

Cultivars and varieties:

Cucumis sativus 'Anbar' - Greenhouse

Cucumis sativus 'Bedfordshire Prize' - A good variety for growing outdoors.

Cucumis sativus 'Burpless Tasty Green' - Outdoor cucumber with a good disease resistance.

Cucumis sativus 'Femscore' F1 hybrid

Cucumis sativus 'Marketmore'

Cucumis sativus 'Masterpiece' - Outdoor

Cucumis sativus 'Mini Munch'

Cucumis sativus 'Telegraph'

Seeds to plant now:

Indoor or in a heated greenhouse

Antwerp hollyhock, Fig-leaved hollyhock, Hollyhock

Bristly hollyhock

Common hollyhock




Broad bean

Outside under cover


What else to plant:


Apple & pear trees (bare rooted)

Roses (bare rooted)