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Ashley Cucumbers

Ashley cucumbers

Ashley cucumbers

Ashley cucumbers

Ashley cucumbers

While all cucumbers prefer warm weather, Ashley cucumbers thrive in warm, humid conditions and are resistant to downy mildew, making them perfect for humid climates. It’s no surprise that this heirloom variety was developed in 1956 in Charleston, South Carolina. Ashley cucumbers have dark green skin with a rough texture, and the plants produce lots of fruit, making them popular with home gardeners.

Sun Exposure

  • Full sun (six to eight hours)

Soil pH

  • 6.0 to 7.0

Hardiness Zones

  • 2 to 10


  • Plant 1 to 2 feet apart


  • Water deeply 1 inch a week to keep soil evenly moist


  • Early maturing with few seeds
  • Grows to about 8 inches long
  • Crisp and refreshing flavor
  • Heirloom, grows well in humid climates
  • Perfect for slicing into salads or for snacking

Have you grown Ashley cucumbers? Are they easy to tend and harvest? Please tell us about your experiences growing Ashley cucumbers.


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