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Cucumber 'Burpless'

Cucumis sativus

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'Burpless' is a Cucumber variety in the Cucumis genus with a scientific name of Cucumis sativus. 'Burpless' is considered a hybrid cultivar.

They can grow as long as 2 feet (0.61 m). They are nearly seedless, have a delicate skin which is pleasant to eat. Most commonly grown in greenhouses, these parthenocarpic cucumbers are often found in grocery markets shrink-wrapped in plastic.

While named “burpless” they may only cause less burping in people who are susceptible to burping.1 Bitterfree varieties such as Marketmore 80 might be a better choice for those that are not susceptible to burping.1

This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Burpless normally reaches to a mature height of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm). This variety tends to bloom in late spring.

India is believed to be where Burpless originates from.

Burpless Cucumber needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Burpless have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Burpless

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Burpless is thought of as tender, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date. USDA Hardiness Zone 3 to 14 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.5 and 6.8 as Burpless likes to be in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Burpless from seed

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.47 inches (1.2 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) between Cucumber plants. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Burpless about 14 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Burpless

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Burpless is a tender plant.

Harvesting Burpless

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late spring.

Cucumber Burpless Etymology

Named “Burpless” as it is said to cause less gas then regular cucumbers.1

Burpless folklore & trivia

In Asia they are not marketed as ‘burpless’.1

Fruit and leaves are used medicinally.1

Other Names for Cucumber 'Burpless'

Oriental Trellis Cucumber


1 “NC University-What are burpless cucumbers? PDF”;

2 Plants For A Future