Cucumber, Snow's Fancy Pickling
- Dark green skin
- Slender fruits grow to 5 inches
- Thin flesh
- 50-60 days
- ±1,000 seeds/oz
(aka Snow’s Pickling) Selected from Chicago Pickling by J. C. Snow of the famous Snow Pickle Farm in Rockford, IL. Listed circa 1905 by Vaughan Seed House of Chicago. Once a very popular small pickle, can still be used to make fancy pickles today. Dark green, short and slender (5" long by 1½" wide), thin flesh. 50-60 days. ±1,000 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow it
This crop can be direct seeded into the soil after the last spring frost. You can also start plants indoors 3-6 weeks before the last frost date.
If you are direct seeding, plant in groups of 2-3 seeds and keep the healthiest plant that matures. Space your plants or seeds 12-18 inches apart and plant 1/2-1 in. deep.
Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.
These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.