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Just in time for this 1887’s growing season, we present to you a Fine New Sort of Nichol’s Green Cucumber! It is found exclusively in Rice’s Box of Choice Vegetables! This new and very handsome variety is worthy of the first place in the list of pickle sorts, and second to none as a slicer. Fresh crisp and tender of excellent quality and so very desirable for table use. We are sure that you will love it.

Every cucumber comes dressed in a stylish hat. Styles will vary. The only draw back is that each mutated cucumber beast also has tiny legs that may make it hard to catch them. Also you can’t be too squeamish about the head. They tend to complain a bit when you slice them, but the taste is worth it!

This whimsical advertisement from the 1880s promoted a new variety of cucumber. It was the latest thing in garden seeds. Now it has been made obsolete by new fangled cucumbers that don’t get as angry when you try to eat them but these seeds can still be found as heirloom varieties. Personally I would pay extra to get a plant that produced a walking cucumber with a fondness for stylish hats. What is even more amazing is that our forefathers achieved this feat of cucumber-man chimera before the invention of genetic engineering. This is even more impressive!


This article was last updated on April 16, 2021.

Victor Doppelt

Victor Doppelt

Victor Doppelt explores the world of yesterday through vintage photographs and informative articles.