This Cucumber won’t take over your veggie patch! The hybrid, disease-resistant plants are only about 3 feet in diameter but produce an abundance of burpless Cukes up to 8 inches long. With a small seed cavity, crisp flesh, smooth, dark green skin, and a refreshing, sweet, non-bitter flavor, this is the perfect slicer for small gardens and even containers. You can start harvesting Cucumbers at just 55 days.
More small-space Cucumbers
Small leaves and short vines make disease-resistant and high-yielding Iznik Mini Bush Cucumber
ideal for growing in pots or raised beds. Use a trellis to train the vines upward and let the shiny, 3" to 4" long fruit hang down in easy reach. Self-pollinating blossoms produce extra-crispy, thin-skinned Cucumbers that are perfect for lunchbox snacks or crudites.
Want to try your hand at pickling but don't think you have enough room for more cucumbers? Try Bush Pickle Pickling Cucumber
. The perfect pickling Cucumber for smaller gardens and containers, it's compact, growing to only 30” wide at most, but it's surprisingly disease-resistant and prolific, producing loads of Cukes that are best picked at 5” long or less for best flavor and crunch. Visit our Pickle Recipes Pinterest board
for lots of pickle recipes.
We're beyond excited about this rare, adorable Zucchini that looks like a tiny Watermelon! Each tasty fruit is egg-shaped and deep green with high-contrast pale green stripes, best picked when just smaller than a tennis ball. Enjoy Piccolo
cooked or raw, as their flesh is mild and sweet. The highly productive, spineless, compact bush-type plants are great for smaller gardens.
For more traditional-looking Zucchinis in a small space, try Milano Black Zucchini
. An extremely early variety to set fruit, Milano produces large quantities of swarthy Zucchini over a long season on vigorous dwarf bushes. And we mean vigorous: this variety grows quickly, so keep your eye on them as they mature. It is best picked no longer than 8" long, when it is shiny, sweet and most flavorful.
More great space-saving veggies for small gardens....
Watermelon: Sugar Baby
This heirloom produces round, 10-lb. Melons with super sweet, fine-textured flesh in a dark green rind. Compact, drought-tolerant and disease-resistant, Sugar Baby is a reliable easy grower.
Wrinkly, crinkly Alcosa is our pick for the prettiest of all Cabbages. It features dusky-blue outer leaves, a 6" lime-green head and a buttery yellow interior. An early spring planting yields heads in just 65 days, so you can be making coleslaw by July 4th.
Winter Squash: Honey Nut Mini Butternut
A terrific Butternut for smaller gardens, Honey Nut's shorter, bushy, compact plants yield 1- to 1½-pound, pint-size cuties just 5" long. The fruit ripens to dark orange with wonderfully sweet flesh.
Pumpkin: Wee Be Little
The perfect variety for the children's garden, these petite, deliciously sweet Pumpkins weigh in at one half to one pound, produced on a bush, taking up less space than the big, rambling types.