Cucumber ‘Partner’ is a superb variety. A mid to early parthenocarpic variety, the plants are short jointed with mainly female flowers. They produce a high yield of medium to dark green fruits around 10 to 15cm (4 to 6in) long.
Cucumber Partner has good resistance to scab and powdery mildew and a high tolerance to downy mildew. They are suitable for indoor and outdoor sowing and ideal for container growing. They hold their quality well on the vine and lend themselves to repeated small harvests over a long period.
The fruits are ideal for eating in salads, on sandwiches or for pickling as gherkins. The delicious little pickles are great on an appetiser plate, the crunchy, acidic bite balances out cheese, pâté or cured meats.