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Northern Pickling Cucumber

Northern Pickling Cucumber



Northern Pickling Cucumber



The Vegetable Gardener's Bible, 2nd Edition


As the name implies these are a favorite of many Northern Gardeners as they are well adapted to shorter seasons and cooler climates. They bear medium green fruits fairly early.

The vines are relatively compact as opposed to many cumbersome sprawling varieties, which makes them ideal for those with limited garden space.

They should be harvested frequently and while young, not only for best taste but also to allow the plants energy to be directed towards producing more cucumbers.

This cultivar has a High resistance to scab.

As the name indicates, this is a good choice for a pickling cucumber, but also works well in salads or for snacking.




Start seeds indoors 3 - 4 weeks before planting outdoors.

Maturity at 50-55 days from Seed Set.

Germination 4 - 12 days. Soil Temperature should be 70-85˚F for best results

Color Medium Green

Plant Spacing 8-12 Inches

Row Spacing 5-6 Ft.

USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 10

Fruit Size 3-5 Inches

Full Sun

Optimal Temperature post germination around 70 F

Average Yields



For Direct seeding daytime temps should be above 70 but not much higher than 85 F at least a week following the last frost. You may need to thin out some of the weaker plants as they begin to develop.

Plant cucumber seeds 1/2 to 1 inch deep and thin the seedlings to one plant every 12 inches in the row or to three cucumber plants every 36 inches in the hill system.

Plant cucumber transplants 1 to 2 feet apart in rows 5 to 6 feet apart when they have two to four true leaves

For greenhouse or Hydroponic Cucumbers it is best to prune to one central leader on each trellis.

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