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Nurseryman's Choice Cucumber

Cucumis sativus

Half-hardy Annual

What is Half-Hardy Annual?

A carefully chosen mix of Cucumber varieties

Fantastic varieties at a great price

Delicious flavour and crisp texture

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Enjoy the satisfying crunch of a freshly-picked, home-grown cucumber! Our Nurseryman’s Choice Collection contains popular varieties selected for their vigour and excellent flavour. Including both outdoor and greenhouse types, and both long and mini varieties, there’s something here to cover all your salads, snacks and sandwich fillings.

For all varieties except 'Peticue' - Height: up to 3m (9'). Spread: 45cm (18").

Cucumber ‘Peticue’ - Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").

Nurseryman’s Choice Cucumbers are chosen at random from some of our best varieties but may include:

  • Cucumber ‘Ayda’ (Peat Free) - Greenhouse type. All-female variety bearing prolific crops of seedless and bitter-free, 9cm-long cucumbers.
  • Cucumber ‘Baby Rocky’ (Grafted) – Greenhouse or Outdoor. All-female with heavy crops of early-ripening, snack-sized fruits.
  • Cucumber ‘Bella’ (Peat Free) - Greenhouse type. All-female. Bitter-free, 35cm long fruits. Good tolerance to powdery mildew.
  • Cucumber ‘Green Fingers’ (Peat Free) – Outdoor type. Masses of mini, 10cm, crispy fruits.
  • Cucumber ‘Greensky’ (Grafted) – Greenhouse type. 30-35cm long fruits on disease-resistant grafted rootstocks.
  • Cucumber ‘Merlin’ (Peat Free) – Greenhouse type. All-female with 15cm long fruits. Excellent disease resistance and recommended for organic growing.
  • Cucumber ‘Peticue’ (Peat Free) – Greenhouse/Outdoor. Compact variety, perfect for patio containers. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").
  • Cucumber ‘Socrates’ (Grafted) – Greenhouse type. All-female. Bitter-free, mini-cucumbers.

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

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How to grow cucumbers

Height Up to 300cm (118in)
Spread Up to 45cm (18in)

Half-hardy Annual

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3 jumbo plug Plants (KF5086)
6 jumbo plug Plants (KF5087)

Greenhouse cucumbers must be grown in a warm, humid greenhouse with a minimum temperature of 15C (60F). Outdoor (Ridge) types are suitable for growing outside. Some varieties may be suited to indoor and outdoor cultivation.


Pot up young plants and grow them on until they are large enough to be transplanted. Maintain a minimum temperature of 15c (60F) and keep the compost moist but not wet.


When cucumber plants are well grown, transplant them at a spacing of 2 plants per growbag or 45cm (18") apart in a warm, humid greenhouse. Outdoor varieties should be gradually acclimatised to outdoor conditions over 7-10 days before transplanting into warm, well drained, humus rich soil in full sun, with shelter from winds. Plant outdoor cucumbers in single rows at a distance of 90cm (36") apart. Water well after planting until cucumber plants are fully established.

Water cucumber plants regularly. Apply greenhouse shading as required and create a humid atmosphere by regularly spraying or damping down pathways.

Climbing greenhouse types will produce higher yields if allowed to climb. Train the main shoots onto 1.8m (6ft) high nets, canes or strings until they reach the top of their support and then pinch out the growing point. Pinch out sideshoots once fruit begins to develop, leaving two leaves after each fruit. Remove male flowers from greenhouse types.


Outdoor ridge types can be pinched out at the main stem after 7 leaves have formed to encourage sideshoots. Outdoor ridge types require pollination by insects - do not remove male flowers from these varieties.


When growing cucumbers, harvest regularly to encourage, long continuous production. Pick the fruits whilst young and tender before they show signs of producing seeds, as older fruits can become bitter. Harvesting cucumbers is best done early in the morning when temperatures remain cool.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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