Snow's Fancy Pickling Cucumber

Cucumis sativus | SKU: 0618
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$6.25 to $35.75

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  • Dark green skin
  • Slender fruits grow to 5 inches
  • Thin flesh
  • 50-60 days
  • ±1,000 seeds/oz

Item Details

This cucumber lives up to its name, producing dark-green, petite, slender (5" long and 1-1½" wide), thin-skinned fruits well suited for pickling, eating fresh, and tossing in salads. Pick young and keep the plant harvested to encourage cucumber production throughout the season. This variety was selected from Chicago Pickling by J. C. Snow of the famous Snow Pickle Farm in Rockford, Illinois. Listed circa 1905 by Vaughan seed house of Chicago. 50-60 days. ±1,000 seeds/oz.

Learn to Grow Snow's Fancy Pickling Cucumber

Direct Seed: 1" Deep

Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds

Thin: To 3-4 Plants

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12"-diameter hills after the last frost when soil is warm. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 2-4 weeks before the last frost for an earlier harvest. Cucumbers benefit from consistent moisture. Provide support for vines to save space.

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A hundred years of inbreeding has made this one a dud


Oh boy I have no idea what happened but this is a terrible cucumber. Says "thin-skinned fruits" and mine are coming out so thick I could make coats out of them. If you have a slight overbite, when you bite into one, the skin won't even crack/snap apart, you have to twist it to tear the skin. They are also bitter with a latex-y grit. Every single cucumber from every single plant is coming out like this. I tried picking them small when they're the size of my thumb and large to go with veggie dip. The larger they are, the worse they taste. I bought the Russian Pickling and Parisian Pickling this year as well and those are doing great and tasty, nowhere close to the disappointment of Snow's Fancy. I have about 62 plants and today I've thrown the rest of the seeds out. I'm also going to yank the plants out because this is just a waste of resources. I've been gardening for 20 years and grow cucumbers each year. This is hands down the most disgusting one I've ever had.