Tiny pickling cucumbers are ready in about 50 days. This old French heirloom is used to make the 2″ long Cornichon pickles that are so tasty. Still popular in France for this purpose. High yielding vines will be popular with all those who preserve food. (60-65 days)
Originally an East Indian crop, but spread to other parts of Asia and Europe long ago. Best direct-seeded at about the time of last frost, but can be started earlier as transplants, provided the seedlings do NOT become root bound.
Cucumbers are heavy feeders and thrive in rich soil full of organic matter. They can be trellised if desired. Afternoon shade is helpful in very hot areas. Supply plenty of moisture and keep mature fruit picked.