August 17, 2017

Fun from Fedco – Cool Cukes

Fun from Fedco - Cool Cukes

Fun from Fedco – Cool Cukes

We had so much fun with our Awesome April Giveaway, that we couldn’t resist doing it again for May after a Saturday visit to the Fedco Tree Sale in Clinton at the seed company’s warehouses.

All week we will be giving away a different set of seeds every 24 hours, awash with interesting varieties that you won’t find just anywhere. Actually, you generally can only order them online, so let’s call this exclusive and go with that!

Boothby's Blonde cucumber

Janine Pineo Photo | Boothby’s Blonde cucumber

Our first set of seeds is a trio of cucumbers, including a Maine variety. Yes, we have a Maine cucumber called Boothby’s Blonde. It is an easy variety to grow and produces crisp, flavorful fruits. You can read more about it by clicking on the link above for our feature or here for Fedco.

The second cucumber in the set is Cross Country Pickling, a terrific variety that produces in less than two months and is bred to grow well across the country. It is great for eating fresh or pickling as you go.

The third is a favorite of mine, Super Zagross Middle Eastern, a thin- and smooth-skinned hybrid that produces steadily, giving you a crunchy cucumber with excellent flavor.

How do we know? All three have become staples in my garden.

All you have to do is enter to win.