Cucumber Field Day

North Carolina State University has hosted a cucumber field day on the fourth Thursday in June for those interested in seeing the latest research on cucumber breeding at the Horticultural Crops Research Station at Clinton, NC.

The field days ran from the 1979 to 2016. In 2017, we will be testing 144 pickling and 144 slicing cucumbers (inbreds and hybrids) from NC State to identify those to release, so will not host a field day.

Directions: from Raleigh, take I-40 east for about 1 hour of driving, then turn south on hwy 403. Drive for about 15 minutes. The station will be on your left.

Things to See

  • Stage 1 and 2 pickle trials
    • New pickling type hybrids
  • Stage 1 and 2 slicer trials
    • New fresh-market type hybrids
  • High resistance to downy mildew
  • Mutation breeding for new traits
  • Pickling melons bred for processing use

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