An early gherkin for the anxious picklers. These outstanding, uniform pickling cukes congregate on hard-working, disease resistant plants that keep producing for a long pickling season. Fruit has tiny hari-like spines, a sweet flavor for fresh eating, and excellent crunch for processing into pickles.
Plant your cukes in a raised bed, pot, or vertically on a trellis for the most delicious results.
• Plant cucumbers when average daily temperatures reach the mid-70s° F.
• Space cucumbers 36 to 60 inches apart (12 inches apart for trellised plants) in an area with abundant sun and fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0 to 6.8.
• Improve native soil by mixing in several inches of aged compost or other rich organic matter.
• Cucumbers will grow quickly with little care. Be sure they receive an inch of water every week.
• Make the most of your food growing efforts by regularly feeding plants with a water-soluble plant food.
• When soil is warm, add a layer of straw mulch to keep fruit clean and help keep slugs and beetles away.
• Harvest cucumbers when they are big enough to eat.
Growing at a glance. . . .
Unique 9-11" white asian type. Great tasting, attractive and highly productive. Uniform yields of sweep, crisp, bitter free small seed cavities. Holds up well to cooking and makes an excellent addition to stir-fry. Trellising producing straighter fruit. Exposure to direct sunlight may cause light greening of the fruit
Slicer - unique lemon shaped, lemon colored, very sweet, white flesh is burpless and mild. great for salads.
Crisp, crunchy, and refreshing with a unique, light green skin. Very productive, disease resistant plants produced smooth, mellow tasting cucumbers right up until frost. Can be harvested when small, but still retains its crisp texture when long.
Mexican Sour Gerkin
Cute, 1" long fruits look like miniature watermelons and taste like cucumbers with tangy citrus overtones. Fascinating little novelty.
Size: 10' + Vines
'Pickler - european gherkin type, very early cucumber and has a great flavor. Doesn't need the male for pollination and will produce very well. These can make great pickles and have a very light skin. 1 1/2" in diameter and fruits get to be about 5" long and these have a very small amount of seeds in them many people like these because the skin is so light and can be eaten without peeling them. These are very tolerant to powdery mildew and scabs on them and also cucumber mosaic virus.
Especially flavorful harvested small at 5-7", adapted to field and greenhouse. Seedless, thin skinned cukes are distinctly crisp, sweet and bitter free. harvest at 5-7"
Size: 5-6' Vines
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