(63 days) Open - pollinated. Maine boasts this heirloom cucumber, maintained for five generations by the Boothby family of Livermore. Boothby’s short plump oval fruits average 3 – 4" and become yellower as they mature. Creamy exteriors with contrasting black spines and juicy refreshing interiors. Larger seed cavities than most cukes, but the seeds actually add to the mild sweet flavor that makes the fruits so good for eating out of hand. Boothby’s usually lacks the bitter after taste so common in many of the other white cukes we’ve trialed. Has the “cool” texture uncommon in American cukes.