One of the best cucumbers for pickling, our National Pickling Cucumber seeds grow very high-yielding vines of blocky fruit that is crispy and tender-skinned.
Pickling. It holds its quality longer than most varieties and is a top-notch selection for pickling when harvested young.
When planting your pickling cucumber seeds outdoors be sure to sow them in an area with full sun. In smaller gardens, planting this pickling cucumber variety along a fence or trellis is the way to go!
- Flavor: Crisp and tasty.
- Preparation Ideas: This cucumber is an ideal pickling variety.
- Plant Type: Vegetable
- Fill Weight (grams): 0.9
- Grows Best In: Full Sun
- Days to Germination: 8-10 Days
- Days to Maturity: 55 Days
- Growth Type: Vining
- Planting Depth: .5"
- Seed Spacing: Sow National Pickling Cucumber Seeds roughly 4' apart in rows.
Instructions: In full sun, sow a few seeds over a hill 12" tall and 2' across with well-draining soil. For smaller gardens, plant alongside a fence or trellis for space saving. When plants are 2" tall, thin to 3 plants per hill. Plant at 3 week intervals up to midsummer for fresh cucumbers all season. Keep fruits picked!
Suggestions: Plant cucumber seeds only after all danger of frost is past and the ground is warm. They need lots of sunshine and water. Keep weeds to a minimum with a straw or leaf mulch.