The company’s cucumber breeding program is the most advanced of its programs, with several varieties already developed and work continuing to generate new varieties.
Cucumbers are extremely fast growing plants with a short life cycle of about three months. Consequently, cucumbers are generally replanted between one and three times per year resulting in increased demand for seed by farmers and an improved market opportunity for seed companies including Abundant Produce.
As well as tolerance to temperature extremes, the company’s cucumbers have been bred for high yield, a high proportion of A-grade fruit,sweetness and good disease resistance.
Current varieties include several multi-fruited summer varieties, semi-multi-fruited spring/autumn varieties,and six varieties of ‘Cutecumber’, miniature multi-fruited varieties with intense flavour, ideal for school lunch boxes.