Pickling Cucumbers

Wautoma Cucumbers Organic

Wautoma Cucumbers Organic


60 days. An early, very productive pickling cucumber, Wautoma is a consistent standout in our trials. Developed by the USDA, it produces huge crops of wonderful 4-5 inch picklers, often of better quality than the hybrids. Four to five foot plants resist nearly all cucumber diseases! Delightfully bitter-free and burpless, Wautoma has been tested for brining quality to ensure your pickling success. MO. A, ALS, CMV, DM, PM, S.

   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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crunchiest cold process
Dec 7, 2014  |  By joseph
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After 18 years of many cukes these are by far the best for cold process. Best crunch.
Best Pickling Cucumber Ever
Nov 21, 2013  |  By Peggy
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This was my first year to raise Wautoma cukes and what a pickling year I had! Even when I had to neglect my garden, these vines produced until frost! Seeds are always small and flesh is firm even when skin starts yellowing. A dream of a pickle!
Outstanding Pickling Cuke!
Jul 30, 2013  |  By Alice
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I have grown my own pickling cucumbers for many many years, but never one that grew this vigorously or productively. Its vines are currently near 8' up my deer fence and it is loaded with flowers and fruit. Cukes picked so far have been beautiful and consistent. I can't imagine that it won't make excellent pickles.