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Cucumber 'Sumter'

Cucumis sativus

  • 47 plantings
  • 7 available for swap
  • 3 wanted
  • 43 stashed

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

Flavorful, productive, and Very disease resistant! :)
Resists downy mildew, powdery mildew, anthracnose, angular leaf spot, scab, cucumber mosaic virus, and watermelon mosaic virus. 1

White spined pickler. Best harvested when small. 1

Sumter grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Sumter normally reaches to a mature height of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm). This variety tends to bloom in late spring.

United States is believed to be where Sumter originates from.

Sumter 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 Sumter have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Sumter

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A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Sumter is thought of as tender, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.5 and 6.8 as Sumter likes to be in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Sumter from seed

Aim to sow 0.47 inches (1.2 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 11.7 inches (30.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Sumter

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

Harvesting Sumter

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

Cucumber Sumter Etymology

Hybridized by Clemson Agricultural Experiment Station; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1973. Patent now expired, so this also may be considered OP. See trivia below for explanation. 1

Sumter folklore & trivia

Plant patents on hybrids only last 20 yrs, this is no longer patented, ever since 1994. Therefore, seeds have been saved (legally) and OP versions of this cultivar exist from such seedsaving. :)

Other Names for Cucumber 'Sumter'

Sumter Hybrid