Burpee Cucumber 'Gold Standard Boost'

The attractive fruit have light green skin and light gold-toned flesh. 

The attractive fruit have light green skin and light gold-toned flesh. 

Height: 18 in

Color: Green

Interesting Notes:

With excellent eating quality, 'Gold Standard' can produce five times the amount of beta-carotene of other garden cucumbers.* The attractive fruit have light green skin and light gold-toned flesh. Good for pickling as well as eating fresh.

This variety is a member of the BOOST Collection of high-nutrition vegetables.

Growing Tips for Homeowners:

Like most vegetables, cucumbers are tender and tastiest when harvested young before their seeds are fully developed. Slicing varieties are generally ready for harvest when about 6 to 8 in. (15-20 cm) long; pickling types at 3 to 5 in. (7-12 cm). 

Don't allow the fruits to become overripe on the vine. Keep mature fruits picked to encourage further production. Harvest the fruits early in the morning before the sun hits them for the best flavor and texture. 

About 30 to 40 days before the first expected frost in your zone, pinch off all the blossoms on the plants. This will encourage the plants to bring the remaining fruits on the vines to maturity before the frost kills them. 

Characteristics & Attributes:


Exposure:

  • Full Sun