Chicago Pickling Cucumber
Chicago Pickling Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) This old heirloom was originally bred for the market growers of the Chicago region. It was later released in 1888 and became the mainstay of pickling cukes for generations of home gardeners and canners. Finishes into a real nice pickling cuke but also great if harvested young as a gherkin. Heavy yielding vines produce black-spined fruit that can reach 7 inches, still retaining their notorious quality! Amazingly prolific, resistant to scab and cucumber mosaic virus.
55 days to maturity
25 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting Instructions: Seed indoors 1/2 inch deep. Line out transplants after risk of frost has passed, spacing 5-6 seed apart. Direct seed in raised hills sowing 5-6 seeds 1/2 inch deep. Soil temperature should be at least 21 degrees Celsius. Space mounds 5-6 feet apart, thinning to 3 plants per mount. Cucumbers can be trellised.