Cucumber Seeds - Pickling

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Chicago Cucumber Seeds (Pickling Type)  Heirloom Vegetable. Heavy yielding plants are loaded with perfectly formed, deep green fruit with black spines. The thin skin allows for ready absorption of pickling solutions and while fruit can be allowed to reach up to 12.5 cm (5″) in length without sacrificing quality, they are most often picked at a much smaller size for the “best gherkins” this side of Chicago!  Resistant to scab and cucumber mosaic virus. Introduced in 1888.

Regal Hybrid Cucumber Seeds (Pickling Type). A hybrid gynoecious pickler with excellent yields and strong disease resistance. Slightly longer, slimmer shaped, dark green, stippled fruits have a slight taper to the end. Fruit can be harvested by hand or mechanically. Another variety that’s wonderful for home and market gardens alike. Gynoecious cucumbers grow almost all female flowers. The result is more cucumbers than from monoecious cultivars. For best results, farmers mix gynoecious cultivars with monoecious cultivars at a ratio of about 9 to 1. Packet contains 20 seed.

Wisconsin SMR-58 Cucumber Seeds (Pickling Type) Heirloom Vegetable. The best disease resistant pickling variety. This black spined variety has medium green fruits that taper at both ends. It is a very popular variety with commercial growers. Resistant to scab and cucumber mosaic virus. This variety is an ideal choice for growers in Ontario, Quebec, the Prairies & the Maritimes. Introduced in 1958.

Homemade Pickles 

These blimp shaped cucumbers are medium green with small white spines and a crisp interior. You can pick them at 4cm (1") for baby sweet pickles or wait for bigger ones. In time, they can grow to around 13cm (5") long, but maintain their appealing pickle shape. Homemade Pickles cucumber seeds  produce plants that are vigorous with excellent disease resistance and high yields. Provide a sturdy trellis for this rampant climber, and keep plants picked to keep more fruits coming over a long period. This cucumber can be eaten raw, but it is a little drier and crunchier than regular slicing cucumbers. These are the traits that make such high quality dill pickles. Matures in 60 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

How to Grow

35 seed/gram. Cucumbers grow best in a rich, warm, sandy loam soil. Before planting, work into the native soil 30 cm (12″) deep large amounts of garden compost or composted manure. As cooler soil will reduce germination and increase the chance of the seed rotting before it sprouts, wait until the soil has reached a temperature of at least 18 C (66 F) before planting. Mound the soil up into hills about 15-20 cm (6-8″) high and about 30-60 cm (12-24″) across. Space the hills about 120 cm (4′) apart. Sow the seed 2 cm (3/4″) deep with 6 to 8 seeds per hill then after the seed sprouts, thin to 3 or 4 plants per hill. If you have limited space, most cucumbers grow on trellises. Protect the plants from any late spring/early summer frosts and keep the plants evenly watered through the growing season. Even soil moisture is very important as cucumbers become very bitter if the plant becomes moisture stressed by hot dry weather. To prevent damage to the plant, harvest the cucumbers by cutting them from the vine with a sharp knife – do not pull or twist them from the vine.