Double Yield Cucumber
This variety was introduced in 1924 by Joseph Harris Company of Coldwater, New York, with the claim that “the remarkable thing about this new cucumber is its wonderful productiveness. For every pickle that is cut off, two or three more are produced.” Gardeners today love not only its productivity but also its crisp and juicy texture and melon-like taste. A very early pickling type, this variety bears fruits that are best for canning or fresh eating when 4-5" long. Early- to mid-season maturity.
- 50-60 days
- ±1,100 seeds/oz
- Uniform 6 inch long fruit
- When one fruit is harvested, 2 or 3 more are produced
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Cucumbers are most often used raw and are perfect in salads. Some chefs prefer to peel the skin off the fruit as it can be bitter.
Cucumbers pair well with mint an dill, which can be added directly to your salad or to dressings. Cucumber and mint can also be added to smoothies and juice. Tatziki sauce is made from shredded cucumber, yogurt, and dill.
Pickling cucumbers, however, are best for preserving in a solution of vinegar, salt, sugar, spices, and water. You can create countless number of combinations for your pickles to use on sandwiches, as a relish, or eaten as side dish.
Instructions - When growing plants on a trellis, space seed 6-8” apart and thin as necessary; train the plants to climb the trellis with an initial guidance. Alternatively, make 12” hills at least 6’ apart. Plant 6-8 cucumber seeds per hill 1” deep. After germination, thin to 3-4 plants per hill.
- Direct Seed: 1" Deep
- Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
- Thin: To 3-4 Plants
- Light: Full Sun
Ratings & Reviews
Easy, mild-flavored cucumbers
I tried these cucumbers this year. Their flavor is much milder than grocery store cucumbers, which is great for juicing. The plants bore far more cucumbers than what I could eat. Next time, though, I will put in trellises to get them up off the ground.
Spiny, but great!
by Laura P
I tried these as a new variety for my garden this year, and they grew very well in central Indiana. The flavor and texture are wonderful, and they vastly outperformed the lemon cucumbers I also grew. They have spines, which was not mentioned in the description. This is not really a problem, as they can be scrubbed off with a vegetable brush.
Productive but not an outstanding flavor
It's early yet, but although they are so far productive, the flavor has not been as good as I might have expected. A little bland, and an ever-so-slight bitter aftertaste. We'll see what the rest of the summer holds!
Light green then quickly turn yellow?
I will say that it is my first time growing cucumbers. But I am not very happy with these guys. The taste is bitter and color of these never get very green for me. Just a light green then turn yellow. I may have done something wrong. But I will be choosing a different type next year.
Seed Savers’ Exchange Response:
Hi Vanessa, we are sorry to hear that this variety didn't perform well for you. It sounds like your cucumbers are over-ripe, most varieties do not turn yellow until they are past market maturity. Irregular fruit, including bitterness, are commonly caused by overly wet soil. Please reach out to our customer service team to discuss growing tips and other varieties. Your local extension office or Master Gardeners are also a good source for growing information.
grew fast bitter yellow fruit
by joe r
tried this variety 2 years in a row from the same seeds.. good germination but consistently got yellow cucumbers no matter the size.. planted another variety (large fruit) beautiful cucumbers.. It could be something with this batch of seeds.. but can't recommend.
We are sorry to hear that you've had issues with our Double Yield Cucumbers. Did you reach out to us last year? We would have happily send you a replacement seed packet. In the future if you have any issues with our seeds, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at 563-382-5990 or Contact Us on our website.
What a strain! (In a good way!)
Wow! This strain has produced so many already! We have 20 in different developmental stages and it appears more are growing! We are truly amazed at how easy they were to grow. This has become our favorite!
Better results this year.
I have grown these for a few years and my cucumbers turned yellow early like others mentioned; however, this year I have them in my greenhouse with a lot of fresh compost. They are thriving and super sweet witgout butterness or yellow discoliration! I will definitely repeat this procedure again next year as they are delicious.
by C. Malm
I picked most of my cucumbers at baby pickling size this year (at my husband's request--he wanted me to put up baby dills), but I let a few grow to slicing size. When I made Cucumber Salad, my husband and I noticed an unpleasant bitter flavor in some of the cucumber pieces. Since I only grew these and Boston Pickling this year, it was easy to track down the bitter flavor: even with the peel all carefully removed, the Double Yield cukes were bitter all the way through. Won't be growing this variety again!