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Dakota Gardener: Great cucumbers for your garden

Cucumbers are one of the most popular vegetables grown in the Dakotas. The fruits are wonderful in salads, sandwiches and snacks.

I work with hundreds of gardeners in North Dakota every summer in the testing of promising vegetable varieties. When we started this project 15 years ago, the most popular cucumber variety was Straight Eight.

Straight Eight is a good cucumber. This old variety from 1...