Pickling Cucumbers

Homemade Pickles Cucumbers

Homemade Pickles Cucumbers

CU303

60 days. The vigorous 5 foot vines exhibit excellent disease resistance, and yield armloads of solid, crisp cucumbers. Pickle-shaped fruit are medium green with small white spines. They can be harvested at 1 1/2 inches long for baby sweets and 5-6 inches long for robust dills. Just the thing for the best crunchy dill pickles you have ever tasted. MO. ALS, A, CVM, DM, PM.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 25-30 seeds per gram.
  • CU303/S
  • 1 gram
  • $3.65

  • CU303/P
  • Sold Out
    For 2014.
  • $9.80

  • CU303/B
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    For 2014.
  • $28.95
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Seed DepthSeed SpacingSoil Temp for Germ.Days to Germ.Thin Plants To Approximately 25-30 seeds per gram.
1/2″4-6 per hill65-90°F4-131-2 per hill


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.
CULTURE: For the best yields, it is important to provide ideal growing conditions for cucumbers. If the weather is not warm and dry, vines grow slow and plants tend to fall prey to disease. Wait to direct sow or transplant until soil warms. For best germination, keep the soil lightly moist but not too wet.
TO DIRECT SOW: We recommend raised beds. They improve drainage, warm up earlier, and increase the root zone depth. Space the groups about 3-4 feet apart in all directions. Under each group of seeds, work 1/2-1 cup of our complete fertilizer into the soil. After the seed is up and growing, thin plants.
FOR TRANSPLANTS: Not recommended, but in short-season climates, starting seed indoors may be necessary. Cucumber transplants don't like their roots disturbed, so start them in individual 3 1/2 inch peat pots. Fill pots with a sterile seedling mix. After they've emerged, place the seedlings in a sunny, warm spot. They should only be about 3 weeks old when transplanted in the garden. Harden off about a week in a cold frame if you have one. The entire peat pot can be planted making sure the entire rim is below the soil line. If any part is above ground, it will wick moisture away from the roots and weaken plants. Space and fertilize as described above for direct sowing.
MULCHES & PLANT COVERS: These materials have proven to help plants grow faster, flower sooner, and yield more fruit. We recommend green or silver mulch, plus a floating row cover of Grow Guard 20 or Reemay early in the season to achieve these results.
DISEASE: Where disease is a known problem, choose resistant varieties. Remove plant refuse and control insect pests. Consult your local county extension agent for disease specifics.
INSECTS/PESTS: Control striped and spotted cucumber beetles with Pyrethrin; apply regularly as long as beetles are evident. They primarily infect plants with bacterial wilt disease, which is devastating to plants. Keep border areas of the garden mowed.
HARVEST: Keep your cucumbers picked, and they'll keep producing. When stored at 40°F and 95% relative humidity, they may last up to 3 weeks. Chickens like big cucumbers.
SEED SPECS: Minimum germination standard: 80%. Days to maturity are calculated from the date of direct seeding. Usual seed life: 3 years.

KEY TO FLOWERS AND FRUIT SET
GY....Gynoecious - Has 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
A.........Anthracnose
ALS....Angular Leaf Spot
B.........Bacterial Wilt
CMV...Cucumber Mosaic Virus
DM......Downy Mildew
PM......Powdery Mildew
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Prolific!
Mar 11, 2014  |  By Pamela Martinelli
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These cucs produced non-stop all summer. After canning over 80 qts of dill pickles from a 3'x4' plot, I said enough! Will definitely plant again!
great all around cucumber
Jul 11, 2012  |  By Jackie
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These cucumbers are very prolific, and make great pickles. They are also taste great fresh in salads. No bitter taste. Did get some powdery mildew.