Pickling Cucumber - Cucumber – Miniature White Pickle

$2.75

Cucumis sativus
Sweet, tasty, and adorable, this strain has none of the bitterness that other white-fruited types often have. Production is high, and begins very early on almost-bush plants that seldom run over three feet making these a great choice for containers. Delicious for fresh eating as well, but really do make beautiful pickles. (1 Gram Packet)

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SKU: 037-007-1-C Category:

Product Description

Average Seed / oz Seed / 100′ Row Average Yield / 100′ Row Days to Harvest
1000 1/2 oz 120 lbs 50
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″ 35
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
6″ 6-14 Annual 4-6 years

Bed Preparation

Cucumber is a frost sensitive annual that prefers full sun and rich, well-drained soil. As a heavy nitrogen feeder, cucumber benefits from a side dressing compost, aged manure, or organic fertilizer during the growing season.

Planting

Direct-seed outdoors once the danger of frost has passed and soil temperatures have warmed to at least 60˚ F. Seeds can also be started indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost date. Plant seeds ½-1" deep and either in rows (2" apart in rows 3-4 feet apart) or in hills (3-6 seeds per hill, hills spaced 3-5 ft apart). Seeds will sprout in 4-13 days. Thin to 8-15" inches apart in rows or 2-3 plants per hill. To extend your harvest, succession plant every 2-3 weeks until mid-summer.

Provide adequate moisture (1-2" per week) during flowering and fruiting for good fruit formation and to prevent bitterness.

Harvest

Cucumbers are ready to harvest in approximately 55-65 days. Harvest frequently to encourage more fruit production.

Seed Saving

Cucumbers will cross readily with other cucumbers of the same species, so isolation by distance, time, or barrier is necessary. Let the fruits over-ripen on the vine, they will get huge and turn yellow. Leaving on until the vines are dying is a good way to get very mature seed. Pull the cukes and bring them inside to allow to ripen further in a dry, dark place. When the cucumbers begin to soften, scoop out the seeds and put into a jar filled with an equal amount of water to seed mass. Let the seeds ferment for about 3 days, then pour off the scum and any floating seeds that will not be viable. Rinse the remaining seeds in a colander, then allow to dry on screens or several sheets of newspaper for at least three weeks.

Additional information

Weight 2 g
Size

1 Gram Packet

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