This heirloom cucumber was first introduced in 1893 by W. Atlee Burpee of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who obtained the seeds from a customer in western New York. It is also known as "Long White" and "Albino" cucumber.
The diversity of cucumbers observed in India may point to it as the location where cucumbers were first domesticated. Cucumbers are mentioned in the ancient epic Gilgamesh as well as in the Bible. The ancient Greeks and Romans grew cucumbers, as well but they were probably smaller than what we grow today.
Spanish explorers brought cucumbers to Haiti in the late 15th century. English and European settlers in North America noted cucumbers growing in their gardens as early as 1630.