I've grown a lot of varieties of cucumbers over the years. This is by far the best tasting variety we've ever grown and we've grown it every year for the past five years. Even though it is not a true cucumber it is crispier, sweeter, and just all-around better. In our cool-season climate this variety is not nearly as productive as others. I would say it produces about one fourth to one fifth the amount of a regular cucumber variety. We get two or three cucumbers per large vine per year. We have lots of space so we just plant lots of these to get enough for the family. My mom lives in a warmer climate and it is far more productive for her.