Straight Eight Cucumber
This classic cucumber, which earned All America Selections honor in 1935, is still one of America's favorites.

Straight Eight Cucumber

  • 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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Straight Eight Cucumber is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cucumbers I've been planting straight eights for many years. Love them. Will continue to do so.
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Help! huge plants, tons of flowers= one cucumber Three main plants over 6' tall on lattice. Lots and lots of flowers. We have one cucumber todate. Have used Bonide Tomato & Blossom Set spray and Miracle Grow plant food
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bitter Produced multile cucumber but the taste was very bitter, did not like it at all. Left a bad after taste, will not be getting this product again. I am in the Pacific Northwest area.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Straight 8 Changeling We bought a pot of Straight 8 because someone placed one in the tray with the slicing cucumber variety that we actually wanted! Cucumber plants look basically the same, so we didn't check the tag. When we got home we saw that we had a pickling cuke named Straight 8 instead of the slicing cuke we had wanted!. Well, we didn't return it because we couldn't be bothered, so we planted it and hoped for the best. It produced pretty well here in the Northwest, which has a cool damp climate that makes it difficult to grow plants like cukes. Out of the 3 vines we got about 8 full size cukes. We did plant in a bed that was crowded, and the spring was very cool, with only a short run of very hot weather. The cukes were delicious, however, they became a bit bitter, which we solved by peeling them and cutting off the ends, which tend to be the most bitter. We're not very critical of them because this is our first time growing cukes, so we were delighted with them so long as they grew correctly and were edible :) I would give them more space next time and trellis them more. We
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No female flowers I planted these last year and barely got one cucumber. Thought it was the location. This year I have good soil and better conditions. I must have 25-30 male blossoms and 1 female. My zucchini did the same thing last year. What have you done?
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Healthy but cheap pot! I just recently purchased 2 plants at Walmart...because I thought they looked like they were healthy. Then when I got home I read in the instructions how to plant. It said to water the plant and then cut off the plastic wrap. So when I did that the biodegradable pot fell apart and the plant fell out! so I decided to "transplant it" in the ground. So I don't know if the plant will survive! I saw that the plant was started in a jiffy pot which I thought it was a good quality brand! But I'm appalled about how the pot fell apart.
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Straight Eight has been a winner for us for over 15 years. Wish I could post photos! Generally a planting along the outer garden allowing to climb a cattle panel. Picked when about 5", they are the best for canning; pickles, relishes, etc. LOVE a fresh cucumber, tomato, basil, feta cheese salad! After 6-7" the seeds are larger and skins need to be peeled to eat directly, otherwise you can snip the ends, rinse, and grab the salt shaker from the garden-shed porch cabinet and ENJOY! NOT trellising will yield the "Yellow Submarines" that are only good for the chickens! (Sliced lengthwise and frozen for a cool summer treat!)
Date published: 2016-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-03-12
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