Straight Eight Cucumber wasintroduced by Ferry Morse in 1935
Straight 8's are extremely dependable at producing a crop. If you had bad luck with other cucumbers last season, then this is the one to try this year. Eight inches of perfect straight cucumber slicing excellence! You'll be giving them away to the neighbors there are so many!
1937 MacFayden Seed Co. catalog says Straight Eight Cucumber seeds... "A real forward step in Cucumbers. Received the Gold Medal Award in the All American Trials, 1935, and the Mark of Approval of the Manitoba Market Growers' Association on inspection of our Trial Grounds last season. Well grown, it ... ... 8 inches in length, just what the Market wants; is uniformly cylindrical and retains its dark green color, flesh is thick; seed cavity small; flavor excellent. It is early, following the early Pickling sorts in maturity. The most outstanding cucumber developed to date. Originator's stock." 1947 Pike Seed Co. catalog says about Straight Eight Cucumber seeds... "8 inches in length and about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. The long, dark green fruits are well rounded at the ends and show no objectionable striping at the tips. A heavy cropper."
1950 Lindenberg Seed Co. catalog says about Straight Eight Cucumber seeds .. "A favorite for home or market, fruits are straight and about 8 inches long. Its even, deep color and symmetrical shape are outstanding characteristics."
1968 Buckerfield Seed Co. catalog. says about Straight Eight Cucumber seeds.. "We consider this one of the best varieties offered, having a good deep color and superior flavor. The fruit is about 8 inches in length and 2 to 2 1/4 inches in diameter."
Recommended by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. "These seed varieties have been tested and proven resilient in the Florida backyard garden."
I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!