National Pickling Cucumber
National Pickling Cucumber was bred to become an award-winning cucumber! Designed by the National Pickle Packers Association specially for pickling, this thin-skinned, blocky, crispy white-fleshed cucumber makes is a highly developed strain for pickling and a highly productive producer. National Pickling cucumbers grow up to 6 inches long. Pick them at 2 to 3 inches for gherkins, or at 4 inches for fresh eating as slicers.
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||Cucumber, National Pickling
|Days to Germinate:||3-10|
|Days to Harvest:||59|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Seeds Packed For**:||2023|
*Fungicide-treated seeds protect the seedlings from diseases until they are up and growing. Do not eat treated seeds.
**Seeds are freshly packed for the growing season of the year listed. Seeds are still viable beyond pack date. Store in a cool and dry location such as the refrigerator or basement to best preserve germination rates.
Soil Preparation:Remove weeds, large rocks, and litter from the planting area. Leave small weeds and dead grass, they will enrich the soil when turned under. Spade the soil 8-12 inches deep and turn each shovel of soil over completely to cover the plant materials with soil. You may add fertilizer or organic matter at this point (see "Fertilizing" below). Make rows of soil beds 4-6 inches high and at least 3 feet apart. This formation of ridges will help with drainage, which is essential for cucumbers.
Planting:Since cucumbers cannot survive frost, plant only after all danger of frost has passed and the soil begins to warm. Choose an area with full sunlight, well-drained soil, and away from tree roots. To plant, make 1 inch deep holes spaced 12-14 inches apart in raised beds down the rows, then plant 3-4 cucumber seeds in each hole. Cover seeds with about 1 inch of fine soil and firm the soil with the flat side of a hoe, but do not pack it. By planting several seeds, you are more likely to get a stand. Remove extra plants after seedlings emerge.
|Planting Depth:||1 inch|
Care During the Season:
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0 g||0%|
|Saturated fat 0 g||0%|
|Polyunsaturated fat 0 g||
|Monounsaturated fat 0 g||
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 1 g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 7 g||1%|
|Dietary fiber <1 g||1%|
|Protein 0 g||3%|
|Vitamin A||2%||Vitamin C||5%|
|Vitamin D||0%||Vitamin B-6||0%|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|