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- Category: Vegetable
- Type: Cucumber
- Variety: National Pickling
- Family: Cucurbitaceae
- Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus
- Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
- Growing Difficulty: 3
- Soil PH: 5.5
- Fertilizer Requirements: 18-16-36
- Soil Type: Well Drained, Nitrogen Rich
- Germination (days): 3 to 14
- Soil Temp for Germination: 60-85°F
- Lighting Conditions: FULL SUN
- Days to Maturity: 50 – 60
- Planting Depth: 1/2”
- Distance Apart (in row): 24-36"
- Row Spacing: 60-72"
DIRECT SOW IN FULL SUN WHEN SOIL TEMPS ARE ABOVE 65°F
DO NOT START INDOORS
Direct sow your cucumbers into the garden and plant every three weeks until midsummer for a harvesting crop that lasts all season.
Cucumbers can be abundant, so spreading your crop out makes for a steady harvest.
These are the perfect pickling cucumbers to make a wide variety of pickled recipes. Dill, sweet, bread and butter flavors all bode well with this variety. Use them whole, in slices, or as a relish.
How and when you harvest your Pickling Cucumbers is entirely up to you. Pick your cucumbers at 2 to 3 inches for a gherkin style or wait until they are about 4 inches for sliced. These pickles will mature to a full 6-inch cucumber if left to fully mature.
It is recommended to choose your best plants and most mature cucumbers to save your seeds from.
The seeds inside the cucumber should be harvested and let to dry and harden for a few weeks before safely storing.