Bush Pickle

Cucumis sativus

The pickle plant for smaller spaces. Compact bush plant takes half the space of standard vine types while producing medium green 4-5" crispy fruit. Sow two plantings for continuous harvest. Grows well in containers.

These crisp juicy fruits seem to sit around lazily on the ground, just waiting to plucked because nothing quenches the thirst on a hot day in late July quite like a cucumber. While most people are familiar with the common dark green slicer cukes, they actually come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and even colors. Any cucumber can be pickled, but some varieties are bred for uniformity and girth and are specifically labeled for pickling. Slicers, which are mostly eaten fresh, are thinner and longer with some that can even grow up to two feet if given the opportunity. Nutrients: vitamins A, C, K, B6, folate, thiamin, potassium, magnesium.
SizePrice QtyPurchase
1 grams - Packet $ 2.75
1/4 oz $ 5.65
1/2 oz $ 8.45
0.75 oz $ 10.75
1 oz $ 12.70
Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
1000 1/2 oz 120 lbs 45
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
After Last Frost 60-90°F Full Sun Frost Sensitive
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Transplant or Direct Seed 1/2" 2" 30
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
6-8" 4-13 Annual 5-7 years
Direct seed or transplant cucumbers into warm, fertile soil after danger of frost has passed. Grow in full sun. Succession plant for continuous harvest. Longer vines can be trellised to save space in smaller gardens. Plant Seeds: 1/2"deep with 2" between seed in rows 3-4' apart. Soil Temp: 60-90 F. Days to Sprout: 4-13. Thin To/Mature Plant Spacing: 6". Companions: bush beans, brassicas, eggplant, nasturtium, sunflower and onions. Seeds/Oz: 1000. Seed Wt./100' Row: 1/2oz. Yield/100' row: 120lbs. Days to Harvest: 55-65. Seed Viability: 5-7 years.