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29 best varieties of cucumbers for open ground and greenhouses


The success of the harvest of cucumbers depends in particular on the choice of seed. A wide range on the shelves confuses more thoughts than it allows you to make the right decision. Beginner gardeners are encouraged to first familiarize themselves with the varieties, their names, cultivation and care features.

Depending on the climatic conditions, different varieties can be planted in Ukraine, Belarus, the Black Earth, Bashkiria and the middle lane - these can be parthenocarpic, early ripening, with a long ripening period or tasty cucumbers for growing in a greenhouse. More information is structured in the article in the form of a peculiar list-rating.

Variety of cucumbers

A large number of varieties allows you to choose the best options that have resistance to disease and weather conditions the region where it is planned to grow greens.

A common mistake is the use of certain 2-3 varieties, the cultivation of which has been practiced for several decades.

Domestic and foreign breeders have developed many hybrids with no less affordable agricultural equipment and excellent taste, than the beloved cucumbers.

Specialists among the top tips for growing vegetables point to the need to plant several varieties at once. This makes it possible to assess the yield of different species under the same conditions of ripening, to get at least some crop during drought or prolonged rains.

Collect the necessary and useful information about the varietal diversity, the characteristics of the characteristics of greens can be found below.

The most popular varieties with names

For the convenience of perception and application of the text in practice, the plants are divided into separate groups, united by a common feature.

The best self-pollinating for open ground

Self-pollinating cucumbers have several advantages, among which there is excellent immunity and resistance to abundance of moisture.
  • Balagan - The aging period is only 40 days. In length, green stuff reaches 9 cm. One bush yields up to 3.5 kg. Strong plant immunity resists various diseases (olive spot, mosaic, powdery mildew).
  • Courage - The harvest of the Kurazh variety begins at 40-47 days after punching sprouts from the soil. The weight of one cucumber reaches 170–180 g., Up to 10 Zelentsi is formed on one shoot. The plant practically does not suffer from rot, powdery mildew.
  • Connie - fruit harvesting begins on the 50th day after seeding. The culture is universal and according to the method of cultivation and the use of cucumbers. The length of green leaves is 10 cm, the yield from 1 m2 is about 9 kg.
  • Berendey - fruits (12-15 cm) ripen on day 42 after the appearance of sprouts. From one bush you can harvest up to 3.5 kg. Zelentsy have excellent characteristics, are distinguished by a long shelf life.
  • Gerda - 10 cm long fruits appear 1.5 months after sowing. 2.8-3 kg are removed from the bush. The plant rarely affects the disease, especially resistance to fungal infections.

Best early ripe cucumbers

Varieties of early ripening have a feature that every gardener should be familiar with.

The ovaries of male flowers are first formed, they need to be removed, as they hinder the development of the plant.
  • April - from the moment of planting, the April fruits ripen on day 50, reaching a length of 20-22 cm. The plant itself regulates the growth of shoots, so the need for cutting drops. Productivity from 1 m2 on average 22 kg. Cucumbers do not overspeed, if you skip the assembly period. Culture is resistant to almost all diseases, with the exception of root rot.
  • Hermann - gives shoots at 39-41 day after the emergence of sprouts. The length of Herman’s greengrass reaches 10 cm, and a crop of 23–26 kg is harvested per m2. The hybrid is characterized by a long fruiting period, self-pollination and immunity to fungi.
  • Orlik - begins to bear fruit at 47-50 days after sowing. The length of the greens reaches 14-16 cm, in diameter 3.5-4 cm. 6-8 kg are removed from the bush. The culture has strong immunity, resists to powdery mildew, root rot, olive spot and TMV.
  • Valdai - The bush begins to bear fruit on the 45th day after the sprout appears. Flowers are formed mostly female, therefore pollinating by bees is required. The length of the greens is about 10-11 cm, up to 4.5 kg of crop is removed from the bush. The hybrid is designed for preservation, but due to its delicate taste, it is also used for salad.


Varieties with an average maturity begin to bear fruit on the 45-55 day after sowing grains in the soil. All plants of this group differ in the method of cultivation (greenhouse, soil), purpose (fresh or for salting) and type of pollination.

  • Competitor - it is characterized as a viable and disease-resistant plant. The length of the greens reaches 9-12 cm with an average weight of 100 grams. Up to 3.8 kg of crop is removed from each m2. The variety has good immunity, shows resistance to powdery mildew.
  • Nezhinsky - a variety pollinated by bees, characterized by a powerful stem, fruits of medium size (length 10-12 cm, weight 90 g.) and high yield (8 kg per 1 m2). Nezhinsky tolerates low temperatures, is resistant to many diseases. Cucumbers have high taste qualities.
  • Libella - a universal hybrid with a long period of fruiting. With proper care, you can harvest until the cold. The length of the green leaves Libela reaches 14 cm, weight - 140 grams. From a square meter removed up to 10-12 kg. When salting the flesh is kept crispy and elastic. In agrotechnology there are rare cases of culture damage by common diseases.
  • Table - has a wonderful taste without bitterness, ideal for salting. The bush is formed long with a strong lash, the length of the fruit reaches 12 cm and weighs 80-90 grams. Productivity from 1 m2 about 8 kg.

Late ripening

The peculiarity of late-ripened cucumbers is that the seeds sprout well only in the 3rd year.

Therefore, the acquired material before planting is check for germination. Also, when choosing varieties of this group, it is necessary to take into account the climate of the region and the ripening period of greengrass in order to have time to harvest most of the crop before the onset of cold weather.

  • Phoenix - The harvest period begins 64 days after seed germination. Cucumbers reach a length of 16 cm, the average weight is 230 grams. Phoenix shrubs form a branchy whip, which is well resists weather whims.
  • Winner - it is distinguished by long spreading lashes that easily tolerate drought, coolness. The plant is resistant to fungi of different types. The length of the fruit reaches 14 cm with an average weight of 110 grams. The yield from 1 m2 is 7-8 kg.
  • Solar - The variety belongs to the middle-ripening, but most gardeners plant it as late. The bush produces many branches, forming a massive whip, which implies planting on a large plot. Peel greens covered with a few tubercles and greenish stripes. The length of cucumber reaches 12 cm with an average weight of 140 grams.
  • Brownie - The harvest period begins on the 65th day after germination. The length of the cucumbers is small (9 cm), but the taste is good. Culture has good immunity, showing resistance to almost all common diseases. Productivity - 6-8 kg per 1 m2.
  • Chinese - Disease-resistant variety with a mild taste and lack of bitterness. The peculiarity of the Chinese cucumber fruit is a small shelf life after harvest. Original elongated cucumbers (30-35 cm) look like snakes. The plant tolerates low temperatures and poor light.

What are the most high-yielding for greenhouses

Without exception, gardeners are attracted to high-yielding varieties. In your greenhouse you can try to grow the most popular ones.

  • Parisian Gherkin - fruits ripen in 50-60 days after seeding. The length of parsley green variety is 12 cm with an average weight of 85 grams. A large number of ovaries are formed on the whip, which guarantees a high yield - over 30 kg per 1 m2. Low seed germination provides planting beds through seedlings.
  • Rodnichok - A popular cucumber among gardeners of our country. Grown in almost every plot. Dimensions of Greenberry Rodnichka reach 22-24 cm with an average weight of 150 grams. Over 10 kg are removed from the bush. In terms of taste and agrotechnical rules, the variety remains competitive before the best European developments of breeders.
  • Zozulya - The harvest period begins on the 45th day after the germination. The formation of the scourge is carried out in such a way that the bush does not need pruning. Zelentsy in length reach 24 cm with an average weight of 280-300 grams. With a square meter you can collect up to 30 kg of cucumber Zozulya. The plant is practically not sick with olive blotch and cucumber mosaic.

For outdoor planting

  • Suzanne - a universal culture that can be grown not only in the open field, but in the greenhouse and even on the balcony. The length of the whip reaches 3-4 m, forming a large number of ovaries. Tear off the fruit 3-4 centimeters or wait until they become larger, it has no effect on taste. Suzanne has good resistance to diseases and pests.
  • Sparta - the hybrid is pollinated with stable fruiting. The length of green leaves is 6-12 cm, the taste is pleasant without bitterness. Culture has a strong immune system, especially to powdery mildew and fungi. The yield from the bush is 2.8-3.1 kg.
  • Pickles - the period of fructification begins on the 55th day after the emergence of the shoots The length of green leaves 9-11 cm with an average weight of 100-110 grams. More than 4 kg are removed from one bush. Pickle has a delicate flavor with a sweetish note, without bitterness.
  • Pinocchio - self-pollinating hybrid, which begins to ripen on the 48th day after germination. The length of the greens is about 8-9 cm with a weight of 85 grams. The yield from the bush is 3.4 kg.
  • Burly - according to the speed of ripening, a cucumber is considered a sprinter, only 38 days after the emergence of sprouts. Zelentsa is about 9 cm long and weighs 80 grams. The period of fruiting is transient, all the ovaries are amicably formed and mature. Adverse weather on the growing season does not have a negative impact.

For cultivation in Siberia

Growing cucumbers in a harsh climate has its own characteristics. It is better to plant cucumbers in Siberia in polycarbonate greenhouses or to choose fruitful early-growing varieties.

When choosing seeds, preference should be given to stress resistant varieties.
  • Altaic - differs in the short period of ripening, crops begin to collect 36-40 days after seed germination. The length of greens 9-12 cm with a weight of 100 grams. The plant is cold-resistant, easily tolerates the vagaries of weather. Fruits after harvesting for a long time retain their presentation and taste.
  • Serpentine - Cornish type cucumber, ripens in 39-42 days after germination. The period of fruiting is characterized by intensity, already in the first 10 days most of the crop is harvested - over 1.7 kg per 1 m2. Serpentine is known for its taste, in which there is no bitterness.
  • Shrub - a compact plant that needs pollination. The length of the greens reaches 8 cm with a weight of 90 g. Productivity is stable with proper care (3 kg per bush). The peculiarity of the variety is endurance and strong immunity. Cucumbers have a universal purpose.

Each variety of cucumbers has a set of impressive advantages. The main thing when choosing to take into account the climatic features of the region and their compliance with the characteristics of the varieties they like. Then the main stage of the bookmark of the future harvest will be executed correctly.