Making pickles at home is easy with 'Homemade Pickles'. This plant has very high yields, and is ready to harvest early; pick anywhere from 1½"–6" long. They have the perfect interior texture for pickles, but can also be eaten fresh. The 4'–5' compact vines are great in containers. Disease resistant.
• Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus
• Days to Maturity: 55 days
• Family: Cucurbitaceae
• Native: Southern Asia
• Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
• Plant Dimensions: 4'–5' vines
• Variety Information: Fruits are medium green with small, white "spines" can be harvested from 1½"–6" long. Resistant to anthracnose, angular leaf spot, cucumber mosaic virus, downy mildew, and powdery mildew.
• Type: Monoecious, pickling cucumber
• When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F, ideally 70°–90°F.
• When to Start Inside: 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Cucumbers are sensitive to root disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots.
• Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
• Seed Depth: ½"
• Seed Spacing: A group of 2 seeds every 12"
• Row Spacing: 36"
• Thinning: When 3 leaves, thin to 1 plant every 12"
• Harvesting: Pick, and pick some more! Overly mature cucumbers on the vine will slow production of new cucumbers. Cut the stem rather than pulling at the fruit, as stems are fragile. To increase the quality and storage time, once picked, immediately immerse in cold water to disperse ôfield heatö.