Pickling Cucumbers

Bush Pickle Cucumbers

Bush Pickle Cucumbers


45-50 days. A mini plant with major production. Bush Pickle bends the cucumber rules by not vining out and gobbling up garden space like most cukes do. The plants maintain a 24-30 inch diameter so you can cultivate them in containers, or tuck them into gardens where space is at a premium. Jade green, straight, cylindrical fruit are best picked at 5 inches long or under for prime quality. Plants yield large amounts of crispy fruit that are equally delicious fresh or pickled. MO.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 25-30 seeds per gram.
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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.

• 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

• 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

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.

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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My mom's favorite cucumbers
Jun 15, 2019  |  By Ciel
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Very prolific and make great homemade pickles! I asked my mother for input on my veggie varieties for this year and this was the only one she specifically requested I grow again. I grow them on a trellis in raised beds and they don't take up too much space at all. They give us so many cucumbers we gave lots away and we've still got 6 jars of pickles left now that this year's plants are starting to set their first fruits. Great for fresh eating too, we make some of ours into benedictine spread and it's a hit at picnics.
Just keeps going!
Jul 30, 2018  |  By Sarah
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This is the first year that I've grown cucumbers and I was a little hesitant because I already have a lot in my garden. I started a few indoors on a heat mat and transitioned them outside into a large pot. I put the put up against some fencing and the plant has just taken off! It was a bit slow in the beginning but, now that we're well into the heat of summer, it is producing cucumbers at an astonishing rate. I would definitely recommend giving this plant something to climb on (if you can) because it stays much tidier that way. I will continue to grow these year after year!
CO to VA
Apr 29, 2018  |  By Erin
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I grew these in a 8x10' raised bed in our yard in Colorado when we were living there last year, and they did great. Yield was pretty good, and in addition to eating some straight off the vine, I made probably a dozen or so jars of pickles from them. We moved to VA earlier this year, so this is the first time I've tried them here. The seeds got off to a great start and I just transplanted them yesterday. This year I'm trellising them (last year I just let them grow on the ground). Hopefully they do as well or better than last year!
Powdery Mildew Nightmare
Aug 1, 2014  |  By Lisa
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I tried these as starts I purchased this year. They grew wonderfully at first, loaded with blossoms, and I thought I would have far more cucumbers than I could use myself. Then the powdery mildew set in. I've tried all of the organic methods for controlling it but it is ravaging these plants while the many other members of cucurbits in my garden are untouched. I only got one small batch of pickles and, at this point, all of the new fruit is falling off. Incredibly disappointing.