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 3.5 out of 5 by 6.
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 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-08-13
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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-06-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Planted in a container, were doing great, but had a cooler night and the plant died. I had better luck with Marketmores.
Date published: 2015-08-17
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