Sumter Cucumber is the most poplar pickling cucumber variety to create pickles of all sizes.
Cucumber seeds grow into a very productive plant and cucumbers grow to be about 6" long when fully mature. The straight, symmetrical produce has an attractive green color and firm, tender flesh. Vining cucumber plant.
- Flavor: Non-bitter, crunchy, and firm.
- Preparation Ideas: Pick cucumbers when a little shorter than 6" for best pickles.
- Plant Type: Vegetable
- Fill Weight (grams): 1.5
- Grows Best In: Full Sun
- Days to Germination: 8-10 Days
- Days to Maturity: 50 Days
- Growth Type: Vining
- Planting Depth: .5"
- Seed Spacing: Plant your Sumter Cucumber seeds roughly 6' apart in rows, keeping each row approximately 4' apart. Vining.
- Disease Resistance: Downey Mildew|Powdery Mildew|Anthracnose|Angular Leaf Spot|Scab|Cucumber Mosaic Virus|Watermelon Mosaic Virus
Instructions: Best practice: In full sun, sow a few Sumter Cucumber seeds over a hill 12" tall and 2' across with well-drained soil. For smaller gardens, plant alongside a fence or trellis. 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 cukes 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.