White Wonder Cucumber
White Wonder Cucumber
'White Wonder' is very old cucumber that has been listed over the years under several synonyms. These include, 'Albino', 'Ivory King', 'Jack Frost', 'Landreth's White Slicing', and 'White Albino'. However, the origination of this variety was the W. Atlee Burpee Seed Company. They explained that their source was sent to them "... in the spring of 1890 ... from a customer in Western New York." The customer included a note saying, "The cucumbers are white from the time they begin to grow, and are the best I have ever seen, either for eating fresh or pickling." and they subsequently introduced it for the 1893 gardening season.[1,2,3] Each packet contains one gram, which is approximately 25 to 30 seeds.
Sowing: To seed in rows, plant seeds 1 inch deep and about 6 inches apart. To plant in hills, plant four or five seeds in 1-foot-diameter circles set 5 to 6 feet apart. Although the name or description of this variety refers to a modern company's name, the seed we are offering is in no way sourced from, "owned by" or connected with that company. The name is simply the historically accurate, common name for the variety giving credit to the seedsmen that originally released it.
- "Vegetable Cultivar Descriptions for North America - Cucumber (S-Z), Lists 1-27 Combined," Edited by Todd C. Wehner, Department of Horticulture, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.
- "Vegetables of New York - Vol. 1 Part IV - The Cucurbits" - New York Agricultural Experiment Station, 1937.
- "Burpee's Farm Annual," W. Atlee Burpee & Co., 1893.
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