Rockford Pickling Cucumber (Snow's Fancy Pickling)
Rockford Pickling Cucumber - 'Snow's Fancy Pickling' (Cucumis sativus) Developed by J.C. Snow in the late1890's from a selection of a Chicago pickler. Vines produce good yields of five inch long by one and one-half inch in diameter cucumbers. They have a nice sweet crunch to them and although they are great for salads, they were initially developed to be used primarily for pickle production. Keeping the cucumbers picked throughout the growing season will stimulate more fruit production. One of the better disease resistance heirloom pickling varieties and slightly earlier to mature than Chicago Pickling.
53 days to maturity
25 seeds per packet $3.50
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.