Pickling cucumbers are fun to grow. These "little" cukes grow just the right size for your favorite pickle recipe. They are tender and tasty, with smaller seeds than a regular sized "Cuke". Pickling cucumbers are grown just like a regular cucumber. It is a vining plant. They will grow well on a fence or cucumber trellis. Once cucumbers begin to ripen, you can usually harvest them for several weeks. They are profuse producers. 50 to 65 days to maturity.
Plant in rows or hills, planting them one to 1 1/2 inches deep. When planting in rows, sow seeds 2 to 3" apart. If you are planting in hills, plant four to five seeds per hill. After they have germinated, keep the best two to three. Cover very lightly with soil. Water on planting day, and if there is no rain, every two to three days until they germinate.
Cucumber plants require well drained soil. Like other members of the cucurbita family, they are big eaters. Provide plenty of fertilize high in nitrogen. Switch over to a more balanced fertilizer, after the flowers begin to bloom. A side dressing of fertilizer and regular feedings of fertilizer will significantly help the health of the plant and the size of the harvest. Also make sure to provide lots of water to for fast growth.
Tip: Cucumbers grow quickly and are at their best when picked before they get too big. Encourage new fruit development by picking regularly. Do not allow them to get overripe on the vine or they will slow down, if not cease bearing new fruit.
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Very popular for the home garden.
Splendid for pickling.
They are profuse producers.
They are tender and tasty.
Great in salads or as a side dish.