Name: Cucumis sativus, although no one calls this plant by its botanical name. We call it a cucumber, and this hybrid variety is named County Fair.
Type of Plant: A vegetable that grows on vines about 6 to 8 feet long. Like most veggies, cucumbers appreciate full sun.
Why I Love This: I love County Fair because it is resistant to bacterial wilt. Many have experience the heartbreak of watching your cucumber plants wilt and die just as they begin to bear fruit. This is called cucumber wilt, and it’s a bacterial problem spread by the tiny striped cucumber beetle.
I also love County Fair because the cukes are largely seedless as long as they aren’t near other varieties of cucumbers in the garden. And of course I appreciate the fact that they are sweet and tasty as well.