Straight Eight Cucumber
All-America winner that tastes great!

Straight Eight Cucumber

4.67 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

  • Light: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 8 inches
  • Matures: 50 to 75 days
  • Plant spacing: 36 to 48 inches apart

Heirloom. Named for its perfectly straight, 8-inch long fruit, this slicing cucumber has long been prized for its high quality, flavor, and even, deep green color. Well adapted throughout the US. Vigorous, productive vines that benefit from trellising.

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3 reviews for Straight Eight Cucumber

  1. Taste:
    0 out of 5

    Yield:
    1 out of 5

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    Planted in a container, were doing great, but had a cooler night and the plant died. I had better luck with Marketmores.

  2. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    Last year I planted on the ground and didn’t have much luck. This year I started with two small straight eight seedlings and 2 small tomato cages but because of the long winter here in MA I didn’t plant until May 15th so I didn’t expect much. It’s now August 13 and I have an 11ft MONSTER VINE growing up the side of my house bearing more cukes than I could ever eat! My neighbors call it the “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” plant and expect it to take over the neighborhood.

  3. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    4 out of 5

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    Just harvested my first cucumber of the season. I remember these from when I was a child. I picked it before it was too large and it was very tasty, mild cucumber taste, not harsh at all. I’m saving up a few now to make refrigerator pickles. Takes me back to my days at home as a child. Thank you, Bonnie Plants, for the memories of home.

  4. Taste:
    4 out of 5

    Yield:
    3 out of 5

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    bitter cukes this year: My single, containerized straight 8 has produced fairly well despite suffering with several curcubit diseases all along. The cucumbers however have been on the bitter side, a trait which is prominent in the striaght 8 from what I have read. Thought by researchers in the Northwest to be caused by cool weather, that is not the problem here in North Florida. I will choose a different cucumber to grow next time, one that is less prone to be bitter. I liked one called Green Ice I grew a few years ago.

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