Pickling Cucumbers

Diamant Cucumbers

Diamant Cucumbers

CU322

47 days. An early gherkin for anxious picklers. These outstanding, uniform pickling cukes congregate on hard-working, disease resistant plants that keep producing for a long picking season when other varieties have succumbed to disease. Fruit has tiny, hair-like spines, a sweet flavor for fresh eating, and excellent crunch for processing into pickles. PAT. HR: PM, S. IR: CMV, DM.

   Hybrid Variety
  • CU322/S
  • 10 seeds
  • $3.75

  • CU322/P
  • 50 seeds
  • $8.65

  • CU322/B
  • 200 seeds
  • $29.95
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per gramFertilizer Needs
65-90°F4-131/2"1-2/hill4-6/hill3-4'80%3 years≈ 25-30High


Cucumis sativus A favorite in cuisine worldwide, cucumbers possess health benefits too numerous to mention. Incorporate cucumbers in your diet to aid with weight loss, as they are exceptionally low in calories (only about 8 calories in 1/2 cup), aid digestion, and rid toxins from the body. Among the more unusual qualities of the humble cuke is its ability to ease skin irritations. Use a piece of cucumber skin to soothe burns.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

Culture
• Cucumbers perform best in fertile, well-drained soil with a pH 5.5-7.0
• Consistent, even watering is critical for best plant growth and fruit development
• Raised beds, plastic mulch, and trellising can improve yields, keep fruit straight and scab free
• Incorporate a shovelful of compost and 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer per hill

Direct Sowing
• For best germination, keep soil evenly moist but not too wet
• Cover hill with Kozy-Coats, Victorian Bell Cloches, or a row cover to speed up germination
• Thin to the strongest 1-2 plants when first true leaves emerge

Transplanting
• Start indoors in 4 inch pots, 3-4 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Avoid letting starts get root bound; transplant carefully as to not disturb roots

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Striped and spotted cucumber beetles, aphids, squash bugs
Insect control: Pyrethrin, Neem oil
Common diseases: See chart below
Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation, Greencure® for Powdery Mildew

Harvest & Storage
• Consistent harvest will keep plants productive
• Store at 45°F and 95% relative humidity
• For pickling, harvest cukes when small, before seeds form

KEY TO FLOWERS AND FRUIT SET
GY | Gynoecious - Has nearly all female flowers.
HE | Hermaphrodite - Flowers contain both male and female reproductive parts.
MO | Monoecious - Has separate male and female flowers on the same plant.
PAT | Parthenocarpic - Has the ability to set fruit without pollination. Triggered by low temperatures, short day length, and plant age.

KEY TO CUCUMBER DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
A | Anthracnose
ALS | Angular Leaf Spot
C | Cercospora
CCa | Corynespora Blight & Target Spot
CCu | Scab & Gummosis
CMV | Cucumber Mosaic Virus
CVYV | Cucumber Vein Yellowing Virus
DM | Downy Mildew
PM | Powdery Mildew
R | Common Rust
S | Scab
TSP | Target Spot
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2015 Favorite
Jan 19, 2016  |  By Matt DeVader
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Out of several varieties I grew in 2015, this was my favorite. It was great for: small seeds, decent production, resistant, and made great pickles. I love the way they looked in both canned cooked pickles and in brine fermented versions. They were great from cornichon size to bar pickle jumbo size.
excellent choice
Jul 12, 2014  |  By Simun Kolega
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I'm very satisfied with this variety. It's powdery mildew resistant, high yielding, and good both for pickling or salads. Also, there is little difference in taste between small and medium sized pickles.