Introduced to Seed Savers Exchange in 1982 by Clarice Cooper of Kansas and her late husband Auburn. Family heirloom dating to 1913 from Clarice’s grandfather Edmonson; still being maintained by Clarice. White-green blocky 4" fruits mature to a deep red-orange. Crisp and flavorful even when large; rarely bitter. Good for slicing, salads, and pickling. Hardy and prolific, disease and drought resistant.
- 70 days
- ±850 seeds/oz
- White-green skin matures to deep red-orange
- Fruit grows to 4 inches
- Rarely bitter, even when large
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 - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after the last frost when soil is warm. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 2-4 weeks before the last frost for an earlier harvest. Cucumbers benefit from consistent moisture. Provide support for vines to save space.
- Direct Seed: 1" Deep
- Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
- Thin: To 3-4 Plants
- Light: Full Sun
Ratings & Reviews
Just try it
Love this one good flaver and easy to grow great flaver
Incorrect order fulfillment
I ordered Edmonson but the fruit that is setting on the plants does not look like this picture. I think I was sent incorrect seeds
Good all around cucumber
Love these cucumbers. I use the smaller ones for canning, and the larger ones have great flavor. This is the only variety that hasn’t given me bitter cucumbers in our soil.
I love these!!!
by Kansas Randy
These are incredibly prolific and disease free here in eastern Kansas. Planted five of these and five Japanese Climbers on a trellis in pretty poor soil. The JCs were very good, but the Edmonsons were like Jack-in-the-Beanstalk magnificent. Odd looking but great taste. They kept squeezing out cucumbers after everything else had given up the ghost in fall.