Eureka and Country Fair -- Would There Be Any Point?
Cucumbers do badly here -- succumbing to heat and wilt shortly after they get going. So I sought out and planted the most disease-resistant cukes I could come across. It was a bonus that I happen to like pickling types for fresh eating.
I know that both these cukes are hybrids. And so far both seem to be doing wonderfully -- vigorous vines even in my poor soil with fruit set immanent.
Would there be any point to attempting to save seeds and seeing if, over the generations, I got something with the same sort of resistances but adapted to my particular climate and soil and stable so that I don't have to buy the expensive hybrids every year?
Or are the massive disease resistance and vigor the characteristics I'm most likely to lose?
What's the experience of experienced seed savers on this type of deal?