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Brown Russian Cucumber Seeds (67 days)

Seed Package contains 1 gram 25-35 seeds


This has to be hands down the best tasting cucumber I have ever tasted.

Very crisp and mellow.  No bitterness.

YES, it is very strange looking, but don't let that fool you.

Brown Russian is 3' around and is best harvested at 5-7" long.

It is a new favorite around here for salads or just eating right off the vine!


James Gregory's 1879 seed company catalog says about Brown Russian Cucumber seeds...

"The Russian netted cucumber is a native of the Ukraine country and very prolific; surpasses all other in hardiness; middle size, flesh white and the skin covered with a pretty brown network which imparts to the fruit a peculiar appearance."

brown russian cucumberFarmers John's Review

Yes, it is not green and it's ugly, but it is the best tasting cucumber we sell!   I always think how funny it is we get used to things being a certain way.  Like carrots, hardly anyone buys white carrots, but many of the original wild carrots were white and they are delicious.  Same goes with cukes.  People see the brown color and say....mmm...I'm programmed to eat GREEN cucumbers.   "It is not really a cucumber if it is not green." Well, you folks are missing out.  Be adventurous!  Live on the edge and try a brown cucumber!  They are YUMMY.  That is my 2 cents ;)


Seed Planting Depth

Seeds per gram

Germination Temperature

Days to Germination

Row Spacing

Plant Spacing

100' Row Yield


1/2-1" 35-40 70-85 3-10 36" 12-24" 150 lb. Full

Cucumis sativus

Planting Tips for Heirloom Cucumber:

Soak seeds overnight before planting either individually in rows or hills of 3-6 seeds each.  Tighter spacing and higher yields can be achieved through trellising the plants on fences or poles.  Continually harvesting will keep the plant producing new fruits.

  • Heirloom cucumbers do not like acidic soil! 
  • Frost tender.  Heirloom cucumbers love warm weather.
  • To get an earlier heirloom cucumber crop, start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost.
  • Heirloom cucumbers are thirsty!  Never let them go dry.  Heirloom cucumbers are over 95% water.  
  • Fertilize heirloom cucumbers with manures BEFORE planting.
  • Cucumber beetles are supposed to dislike marigolds or wood ashes sprinkled at the base of  cucumber vines.

Seeding Rate for Heirloom Cucumber:

35,000-40,000 plants/acre, 3-4 lb./acre

Heirloom seeds are hardy, but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - don't let the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely, and don't overwater and possibly have them rot.


Cucumbers are such refreshing treats in the summer time. You can eat them sliced with salt, in regular salads or in a cucumber salad. This season we have so many different varieties of cucumbers in the field that our employees have been trying many different ways of preparing them. Try this delicious twist on on a cucumber salad.


3 Cucumbers (I used Painted Serpant and bush pickle

1 golden beet 

1 carrot 

5 tablespoons of Plain organic yogurt

fresh dill and parsley 

salt and pepper to taste


1. Slice the cucumbers 

2. Grate carrots and beets 

3. Mix carrots, beets and cucumber together in large bowl

4. Add the yogurt and mix well. 

5. mix in finely chopped parsley and dill

6. Add salt and pepper to taste. 

Then enjoy this refreshing salad on a hot summer afternoon. 

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