Rijk Zwaan breeds a wide diversity of cucumber types - different lengths, colours and skin types, from mini to long and from smooth to spined. Rijk Zwaan varieties are characterized by high production and a good shelf life. We focus on parthenocarpic hybrids that do not need pollination for fruit set. This means there is no energy wasted in producing male flowers, and instead that energy goes into production. For Sub Saharan Africa we have selected an assortment of stable and robust varieties with good disease resistance that can grow under a range of circumstances.