Vigorous vines give large yields of smooth green fruit. It is excellent for pickles, very crisp and good quality. High yielding, early fruiting on vigorous, medium vines. Retains quality over a long season. Dark green fruit can be picked small at 2-“3 long for gherkins or larger at 5″-6 long for full sized pickles.
Cucumber – Snow Pickling – Cucumis sativus
Soil & Water: Plant cucumbers in hills or mounds with plenty of added organic matter. Sow 6-7 seeds in a hill. Once the seedlings sprout, thin to the 3 best vines.
Planting & Growing: In cool regions, start seeds indoors 10-14 days before the last frost, or sow seeds directly when the soil is at least 70F. Plant seeds 18″ apart if trellised or 36″ apart if left to sprawl.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when the fruit is small to medium-sized for best flavor. Keep harvesting fruit, even if misshapen, to keep vines productive.