I grew Boothby's Blonde (I think that's how it was spelled). They were HUGE producers. The cucumbers were short and fat and seemed to have more of the pricklies than the green ones. I couldn't tell the difference in tast between them and the Straight 8 - but they DID make interesting pickles! Biggest plus - easy to spot on the vines!!! No cloked cukes getting baseball bat sized on those vines. LOL
Thanks guys for the replies!
Canesisters, Good to hear you enjoyed them, are the boothby's blonde cucumber a true white color or are they beige?
I'll have to take a look at White Star Hybrid, although I prefer heirlooms. I hear you, I prefer fresh cucumbers to pickles, too.
I haven't grown them yet, but another heirloom/OP variety is White Wonder. While not a white variety, I'm trying Uzbekski cukes this year, read that they deal well with heat. The Uzbesksi cukes look almost like russet potatoes (brown skin with cantaloup-like netting.