Cucumber 'Patio Snacker'
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Cucumber 'Patio Snacker'

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Common Name: Cucumber
Hardiness Zone: Annual Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jul-Aug
Mature Height: 3-5' Spacing: 12-24"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
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Our Cucumber 'Patio Snacker' allows even those with limited space to enjoy the crisp, juicy crunch of fresh Cucumbers. This vigorous grower produces vines only 3–5′ long, perfect for supporting on a short trellis in a raised bed or container. Non-bitter skin on tasty 6–8″ fruits. 50 days from transplant. Container and trellis not included.

For information on growing Cucumbers, click Growing Guide.


Every state has agricultural regulations that restrict the shipment of certain plants. We're sorry, but we cannot ship this item to the following states: Georgia, North Carolina, New Jersey.


The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.



Average Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (5 Reviews) Write a Review

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Great crop

We grew these cucumbers last year, the plants arrived in wonderful shape, and we had no problems with them. The plant flourished and supplied us with plenty of delicious cucumbers all summer long! Will definitely grow again!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

Extremely Hardy cucumber plant

I planted one of these in a City Pickers box with about 10 sugar snap peas. Everything was doing great for 2 months, unfortunately I think a fungus wilt took out the snap peas one by one. I was worried about the cucumber but weeks went by and it's still thriving all by itself. Also had a wicked aphid infestation at one point with the peas but they never touched the cucumber plant inches away. Only issue with the cucumber plant is that it produces a ton of female flowers and micro cukes that never end up fruiting. I've tried hand pollination with male flowers but so far of the 70+ micro cukes, I've only gotten about 8 mature cucumbers so far. For one plant it takes quite a bit of effort to prune all the molding micro cukes, leaves and flowers out. But the cucumbers it has produced are 6-8 inches, crunchy, juicy and sweet so I can't complain too much.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

Shipping problems

I ordered this cucumber plant because it was recommended in the Mother Earth magazine and because I wanted to try container gardening. However the plant arrived wilted, broken, thrown out of the potting container, potting soil scattered all over the cardboard shipping box. I was shocked at the poor quality of shipping and plant that I received. I do not recommend ordering any plant from this company if this is their typical method of shipping.

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What is priced $7.50 the snacker ?

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Great plant

White Flower Farm plants, upon arrival, usually look better than plants at the local shop, sometimes they look about the same... but the W.F.F. plants are always hardier, faster growing and more productive than what I get locally. I'm ordering this cucumber plant again this year. It produces lots of sweet cukes and doesn't spend it's time making vines, although the vine is attractive.

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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As with all vegetables, homegrown Cucumbers taste so much better than those you can find at the grocery store. They're delicious and refreshing sliced on their own, in salads, sandwiches, or for the ambitious—Gazpacho. Given that they're so easy to grow, why not add them to your summer garden?

Care of Plants On Arrival

Your Cucumber plants have just spent up to three days without light or water and may have yellow leaves or show evidence of wilting. Through years of shipping experience, we have found that more than 98% of these plants will survive and thrive if you follow the simple care instructions below.

Please take your plants out of the shipping box as soon after their arrival as possible, taking care not to damage any stems or leaves as you free the plants from the cardboard packaging.

If the soil is dry, water gently but thoroughly from above or set the pot in a saucer of water for an hour or so -- just long enough for the soil in the pot to become thoroughly moist, but not soggy.

Place your plants in bright but indirect light indoors or, if temperatures permit, outdoors in the shade, sheltered from the wind. Don't put your plants in full sun right away because their leaves are tender after the trip and could be burned (sunscalded) or fall off if exposed to too much sun too soon. Allow your plants to adjust gradually over the next few days to increasing amounts of sunlight.

We've tried to time the shipping of our young Cucumber plants so that they arrive at or near the frost-free date in your climate zone. If, however, the weather is still raw and a frost seems likely, transplant your plants into larger pots, taking them outside during the day when the weather is mild and bringing them in whenever frost or blustery cold weather threatens. Young plants are more tender than mature plants, and even if the last spring frost is already past, near-freezing temperatures and cold spring winds are capable of killing your new plants. Expose your young plants to outdoor conditions gradually, giving them a chance to harden off before they're planted out. When the weather does settle and both days and nights become reliably mild (night-time temperatures should remain above 50°F), then it's time for planting out.

Planting Cucumbers Outdoors

Cucumbers like warm soil and hot, sunny conditions. When the weather is warm and settled, choose a planting location in full sun with rich, fertile soil and good drainage. To reduce soil-borne diseases, plant Cucumbers where you haven't grown them in the past 3 years. Dig a hole that will generously accommodate the plant's root ball, and mix compost or aged manure and a handful of low-nitrogen, organic fertilizer into the planting hole. If the weather is hot and sunny, plant in the cool of morning or wait until late afternoon to minimize stress. Recommended spacing between plants is indicated on the White Flower Farm label.

To remove a plant from its pot, flip the pot over, tap on its bottom, and slip the plant out. Do not pull the plant out by its stem. Loosen the root ball and tease the roots apart if they are matted or tangled. Set vegetable starts into their holes so that the tops of the root balls are level with or just slightly below the surrounding soil.

Push soil back into each planting hole and firm the soil around each plant to eliminate air pockets. Water thoroughly to further settle the soil. Keep the soil around the plants moist but not soggy and provide shade (with row cover, cardboard, or lath) for the first few days. Transplant shock is not uncommon, but within a week or less the plants' roots will regain their ability to provide moisture to the foliage. Remove shading once plants perk up. Provide vining varieties with a fence, cage, trellis or other support to climb on; bush varieties do not require a support.

Continuing Cucumber Plant Care

If rain is scarce, water your vegetable plants deeply and regularly (weekly, or more often in hot, dry weather).

Apply a layer of mulch to maintain moisture about 4 weeks after planting. Side-dress with compost or an all-purpose fertilizer when plants are about 6in tall and again when the first fruits begin to form.

Once plants start producing, check frequently for cukes so they won't get too large (harvest by cutting the stalk with scissors). Keep fruits picked to ensure continuous production.


Frequently Asked Questions


How tall do Cucumber plants grow?

The ultimate height of your Cucumber plant depends on the variety and whether it's growing on a trellis or other support. Otherwise, the vines will grow along the ground taking up a lot of horizontal space in the garden.

How to prune Cucumber plants?

Cucumber plants grow better with pruning. Cutting back the side shoots to only a few leaves when the plants are young directs all the growing energy to the main shoot. This allows for the production of bigger and healthier fruit.

When is the best time to plant Cucumbers?

The best time to plant Cucumbers is between April and June depending on your Growing Zone. Cucumbers need the warm temperatures of summer to grow and won't tolerate even a mild frost.

Can you grow Cucumber plants in a pot?

Yes, you can grow Cucumbers in a pot. Plant a compact variety in a large pot made out of a realatively impermeable material like lava or plastic that won't allow the soil to quickly dry out. Train the Cucumber plant to grow vertically on a support in or near the pot to take up less space.

How fast does a Cucumber plant grow?

Cucumbers mature 50-70 days from planting. Be sure not to leave them on the vine long past maturation (when they're 6-8" in length) or they may lose some of their fantastic tender sweetness.

Best Cucumber Companion Plants?

Prolific Cucumber plants are heavy feeders so it's helpful to pair them with other plants that impart the minerals they need into the soil, particularly Nitrogen. Good companions include Peas, Lettuce, Broccoli, Cabbage, and Cauliflower. Other possibilities include Corn to support vertical growth and Marigolds to repel pests.

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