Alibi Cucumber Seeds

(P) Pkt of 30 seeds
Item #05111-PK-P1


A garden space saver

Days to Maturity: 52 to 55

For my time and money, there is no finer cucumber for making sweet gherkins than Alibi. The fruit is absolutely delectable, with a good texture that holds up well for pickling, a perfect shape, and huge yields on space-saving plants.

This fruit reaches 4 inches long if you let it, but it will be more tender and succulent if you pick it much smaller (at about the size of your pinkie). It arises on very compact vines that take up less space in the garden. North Carolina State University performed extensive garden trials on Alibi and found that it scored very well for yields and for various measures of fruit quality. This is a top-notch cuke you won't want to miss.

Direct sow seeds in a sunny spot after all danger of frost is past, or start indoors and transplant when the first true leaf appears. Cucumbers can be allowed to grow on the ground, but for longer, straighter fruit and to save garden space, grow them in a cage or on a trellis, allowing 1 foot between plants. Keep them well watered, and keep the fruits picked promptly.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Cucumis
Species sativus
Variety Alibi
Item Form (P) Pkt of 30 seeds
Days to Maturity 55
Fruit Color Green
Habit Vining
Seeds Per Pack 30
Additional Characteristics Direct Sow, Edible
Light Requirements Full Sun
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Cuisine

Product Review Summary

Based on 4 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

June 20, 2019

Great for Fermented Pickles

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I allow to get about 4" and make fermented spicy garlic dill pickles. Super crunchy. Cucumber grows straight so it's easy to pack in the jars.

Carol from TX
August 26, 2017

Very Happy

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I live in an apartment so I only planted 2 seeds, both grew very well until we got hit with a hellishly hot day and 1 died. Grateful it did because the remaining plant has exploded absolutely everywhere and is currently loaded with flowers and lil cucumbers. Looking forward to pickling soon

Caco from CT
July 20, 2016

Great Pickling Cuke!!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I grew this cucumber and another variety (National Pickling) alongside it this summer (2016). I caged both and treated them the same throughout the summer (daily waterings and feedings every other week). The Alibi cukes were more uniform in shape and size (even when I missed one day's watering), while the National Pickling were slightly bulged due to the inconsistency in watering. It's the end of July, and I'm going to take a few Alibi cuttings and try to propagate them. I'm in Griffin, Georgia (40 miles south of Atlanta), and we usually have warm temperatures until the middle of November. Next year, I'll have to remember to propagate a second round of cukes about the end of June.

Nancy Wilson from GA
January 07, 2012

HUGE yields.

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Great success with Alibi 2 years in a row. I grew Alibi against the lattice panels that surround my garden. I couldn't keep up with its massive yields. Fantastic flavor whether picked tiny or full grown. I had no problem with pests or disease whatsoever. I highly recommend.

dulcevita from VA

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