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National Pickling Cucumber
National Pickling Cucumber
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  • Open Pollinated. Heirloom. 56 days.
  • Introduced in 1929 by the National Pickle Packers Association.
  • Harvest blocky fruits of National Pickling Cucumber starting at 2-6 inches.
  • This Kirby type is suitable for both pickling and fresh use, rarely bitter.
  • Multiple disease resistance including cucumber mosaic virus and scab.
  • Keep them picked and you’ll harvest all season long.
Planting Directions:  Sow seed in spring after all danger of frost is past and the soil temperature is between 60˚ to 95˚. Plant seed 1/2” to 1” deep in hills of  4-6 seeds spaced 2-3’ apart. Prepare the soil in early spring incorporating rich compost or a general garden fertilizer as soil requires. Sow transplants indoors 4 weeks before setting out in the garden. Cucumber is a warm weather vegetable, maintain soil temperatures of  70˚ to 80˚. Regular, generous watering after the blossoms appear boosts yields and produces uniform, non-bitter fruits. Trellis vine types for straighter cucumbers and better production. 
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