Growing Heirloom Homemade Pickles Cucumber Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Cucumis sativus
- Other Names: Pickling Cucumbers
- Days to Maturity: 55-60 days
- Hardiness Zone: Annual, not intended for overwintering
- Planting Depth: 1”
- Plant Spacing: 2”
- Row Spacing: 5-6’
- Growth Habit: Vining
- Soil Preference: Rich, well-draining soil with a nearly neutral pH
- Temp Preference: Warm, soil above 65 degrees F for germination, very sensitive to frost
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Stiped or spotted cucumber beetles, aphids, squash vine borer, bacterial wilt, powdery mildew, scab, cucumber mosaic virus, Anthracnose, leaf spot, downy mildew
- Color: Green fruit, green foliage, yellow flowers
- Flavor: Crisp
Heirloom Homemade Pickles Cucumber Growth Habits:
Heirloom pickling cucumbers grow well in nitrogen-rich soil that's well-draining and nearly neutral. You can either directly sow them into the garden when the soil is at least 65 degrees F, or you can start them indoors 3 to 4 weeks before you plan to transplant them to get a very early harvest.
Because of their vining habit of up to 5', Homemade Pickles cucumbers are best when supported by a trellis. A trellis system will help ensure proper airflow, keep the fruit off the ground to prevent disease, and save space in the garden with vertical growth.
Various Uses for Homemade Pickles Cucumber:
Heirloom Homemade Pickles cucumbers, are excellent for making both gherkins and dill pickles. Simply harvest the cucumbers when they are at the desired size.
Made of mostly water, cucumbers, which also contain caffeic acid, can be cut into slices and placed over the eyes to treat puffiness.
Homemade Pickles Cucumber Benefits:
High in vitamin K and potassium, cucumbers are most nutritious when they are consumed with the peel left intact. The fiber and water content of cucumbers helps promote hydration and digestive regularity. When cucumbers are pickled in a brine of salt, vinegar, and water, they offer probiotic bacteria that supports healthy digestion.
Hailing from the Cucurbitaceae family, heirloom Homemade Pickles cucumbers are cousins of squashes, pumpkins, and melons, which means they can attract some of the same types of pests and diseases. Rotating the location of your Homemade Pickles cucumbers in your garden to avoid planting them where they have been grown in the past 2 years can help reduce disease pressure.
Seeds Per Package:
- 1 g - Approximately 90 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 950 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 3,800 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 15,200 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 76,000 Seeds
- 25 lb - Approximately 380,000 Seeds