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Aimers Organics

Aimers Organics Seeds - Cucumber - Homemade Pickles

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Homemade Pickles Organic Cucumber Seeds 4046. Open Pollinated. Approx. 65 seeds/pkt (35 seeds/gram).

Semi-bush type plants produce a large number of medium green, 12.5-15cm (5-6in) fruit with small white spines and a crisp core. This is an excellent dill pickling variety that can also be harvested at 4cm (1.5in) long for baby sweets. Pick regularly to maintain harvest – it is best to cut the cucumbers from the vine rather than twisting or pulling them off. Good disease resistance. An excellent choice for smaller gardens.

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Cucumbers grow best in a wind-sheltered site with rich, warm, sandy loam. Sow seed when the danger of frost has passed and when the soil has warmed up to at least 18C (65F) – cooler soils lead to poor germination. Sow seed 1.9cm (3/4in) deep with 8 seeds per hill in hills spaced 120-150cm (4-5ft) apart. After germination, thin to 3-4 plants per hill. Harvest cucumbers by cutting them from the vine with a sharp knife. To get a jump on the season, start seed indoors in fibre pots 3 to 5 weeks before planting out. Do not plant out until early June to avoid cool nights and blossom end drop. Cucumbers are shallow rooted and need a consistent, even supply of water. Water is best applied early in the morning – this avoids creating favourable conditions for mildew on the foliage.

  • Planting Depth: 1.9cm (3/4in)
  • Hill Spacing: 120cm - 150cm (4ft - 5ft)
  • Thin To: 3-4 plants per hill
Blooming Season Begins High Summer
Days to Emergence
7 - 10 days. Cold soil will slow and even prevent germination
Days to Harvest 55 days
Degree of Difficulty Easy
Family Name Cucurbitaceae
Frost Tolerance Killed by Frost
Growth Habit Vining
Height Low (15 - 25cm)
Heritage Open Pollinated
Latin Cucumis sativis
Lifecycle Annual
Light Full Sun
Organic Status Certified Organic
Propagation Start Indoors for Earlier Flowering or Sow Direct in Spring