Botanical Interests Organic Pickling Cucumber
Arguably the best cucumber for pickles, because the solid, crisp interior is perfect for 1 1/2" to 5" long pickles and has been bred for the purpose of pickling. Homemade Pickles cucumbers have excellent disease resistance, VERY HIGH yields, and you can begin harvesting 55 days after planting. The small cucumbers also can be sliced fresh for salads. A monoecious variety, it does not need a pollinator. 4' vines work well in small gardens and may also be grown in large containers. See instructions for making dill pickles inside the packet.
When to plant outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost date AND when soil temperatures are warm, at least 65 degrees.
When to start inside: 4-6 weeks before average last frost.
Special Sowing & Germination Instructions: Plant in mounds or rows, as you prefer. If rows, plant every 4", thinning to 1 plant per foot. Mounds should be 4' apart with 6 seedlings on each mound thinned to 3 per mound. Another HIGHLY recommended method is to plant with a trellis. Cucumbers grow straighter and are easier to see when harvesting with this method. Use recommended row spacing and tie the main stem to the trellis with string or twist-tie.
Harvesting: Do not let cucumbers get too big - vines stop producing if there are overly mature cucumbers on the vine. Constantly pick at correct size (or smaller)! Cut off vine, do not break off. Once picked, immediately immerse fruit in cold water to disperse "field heat": this increases quality and life of picked fruit.
Contents: Cucumis - sativus
Why Our Product is Different
At Botanical Interests our goal is to inspire AND educate so that you can create beautiful and successful gardens.
A large selection of Certified Organic varieties
Guaranteed - the germination rate of every variety is tested before we package it
No GMOs - recently, we enthusiastically signed the SAFE SEED PLEDGE: We do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants
About Botanical Interests
Curtis and Judy met while waiting to interview for the same horticultural job and soon found they shared a boundless enthusiasm for gardening. Botanical Interests began out of their mutual passion and personal desire for better quality seed and more informational tools to help and inpire gardeners.
"We wanted a level of purity and quality that wasn't easy to find," recalls Curtis. So they searched out the highest quality seed available and began their business in 1997, in the spare bedroom of their Colorado home. The business objectives they established then still hold strong for them now: to inspire and educate gardeners; to provide high quality seed to their customers; and to create an enjoyable work place for employees.
Over the years, Judy and Curtis' family has grown along with their line of seeds which now attracts and pleases customers nationwide.