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National Pickling Cucumber (52 Days)

The old standby that still provides a nice combination of earliness and abundant yields. Fruit can be used at any size, growing to be 5 1/2 inches long, 2 1/2 inches wide, and a dark mottled green. Vines are rambling and prolific.

 25 seeds


Cucumis sativus

Germination: 4-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2-1" deep

Sowing Indoors: 3-4 weeks before last frost. Provide 70-85ºF soil temperature. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Sowing into individual biodegradable peat/cow pots reduces root damage when transplanting. Transplant 36-48" apart after last frost. 

Sowing Outdoors: Sow after last frost when soil temperature is over 70ºF. Sow a few seeds every 36-48". 

Harvest: Check and pick every day to keep the harvest flowing.

Tips: Plant in fertile soil, amended with compost or well rotted manure and keep well watered. Trellising the vines allows for good air circulation, takes up less space and provides shade for heat sensitive crops like lettuce. They benefit from growing on black plastic and by using row covers for weed, insect control, and more rapid growth.

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    Ocoee M.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    National Pickling Cucumber

    Easy to grow, these are delicious cucumbers eaten fresh or pickled. We couldn't bear to throw away a single one. I pickled so many of these I broke the refrigerator shelf. We've eaten pickles every day for a year. I will order this kind every year from now on.

    Toni F.
    United States
    Great cakes!

    We have grown National Pickling Cucumbers for several years and love them. They are prolific producers and are never bitter.

    Heidi B.
    United States
    The Best seed company to buy from!

    I've been ordering seed from Pinetree for many years and I am always very impressed with their germination rate - I love the assurance that when I plant a seed, I'll be seeing a plant. I truly apreciate the varieties they offer (especially the rare ones) not to mention they're non-GMO! They always ship promplty and their customer service is tops. There are a lot of great seed companies out there but it's Pinetree that I count on. Thank You Pinetree!! Heidi Barbe St. Maries ID