Calypso is a widely adapted and highly productive pickle variety. It displays a compact, space-saving growth habit. The plants produce straight blocky fruit averaging 3" long by 1" in diameter at harvest, which takes about 52 days. This variety has excellent disease resistance, and the seeds are mixed with up to 12% pollinator. Historians generally agree that the first cucumbers grew in India's Himalyan Mountains over 3,000 years ago. From this region they expanded into Greece and Rome; the Romans most likely spread this vegetable to the rest of Europe. The cucumber was widely grown by native Americans through the influence of the Spanish and other explorers. Cucumbers continue to be a vital part of traditional cuisine in Russia and many parts of Asia; the greatest variety of colors and shapes of this vegetable can still be found in its Asian birthplace.