• * 30 seeds - $3.35 - In Stock
    * 500 Seeds - $5.95 - In Stock
    60-65 days. Delicious, burpless cukes for pickling and 'munching'. Nearly spineless fruits are crisp and...
  • * 20 seeds - $4.55 - In Stock
    * 250 Seeds - $19.95 - In Stock
    70 days. A cucumber that's near perfection! Skin is so thin on these Japanese burpless cucumbers, there's no need...
  • * 30 seeds - $6.45 - In Stock
    * 250 seeds - $29.95 - In Stock
    (62 Days) One of our most popular 'burpless' cucumbers. This productive hybrid has mild flavor and no trace of...
  • * 15 seeds - $6.75 - In Stock
    * 100 Seeds - $26.95 - In Stock
    58 days. The ultimate 'burpless' cucumber for growing inside or outdoors. Produces loads of long, straight,...
  • * 30-seeds - $3.55 - In Stock
    58 days. The ultimate 'burpless' cuke - completely bitter free. Slim fruits up to 14 inches long have dark green...
  • * 30 seeds - $4.75 - In Stock
    * 200 seeds - $12.95 - In Stock
    62 days. One of the first burpless cucumbers and still tops for flavor and yield. The crisp, juicy, tender fruits...
Cucurbitacins are the bitter-tasting components present in all cucumbers. These cucurbitacins can cause people to burp after eating cucumbers. Cucurbitacin compounds are usually confined to the leaves, stems and roots of the plants, which humans don't eat. It is only when these bitter tannins move into the fruits that we start detecting an unfavorable bitter taste. Although these cucurbitacins are present in all varieties of cucumber plants, not all cucumbers will have a bitter taste. Favorable growing conditions can help prevent bitter tasting fruits, while plant stress in the form of temperature, drought, or nutritional imbalances can make fruits more taste more bitter.
Many excellent varieties and selections of cucumbers are available with reduced amount of these bitter-tasting compounds. These are known as "Burpless" cucumbers. You'll find some of the best in this category.