Create your very own historically inspired garden with this packet of Pickling Cucumber Seeds. Probably native to Asia and Africa, cucumbers have been cultivated for more than 3,000 years. Introduced in 1894, this unusual lemon shaped fruit has great flavor. Plants are extremely prolific. Fruit seeds must be picked very young and very pale yellow. At maturity, the golden fruit is bitter.
FULL SUN – Plant in late spring after danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed to a depth of 6 inches. Plant in hills, 4 feet apart.
When seedlings are 3 inches high, thin, leaving 4 plants per hill. Well-rotted manure or compost dug into the soil where the seeds are to be planted is highly beneficial.
- 1 g Seed Packet
- Pickling Plant, Cucumus sativus
- Plant 6-8 inches apart at 1 inch depth
- 7-10 Days to Germination
- 50 days to maturity
- Made in the USA
- CW Exclusive
Eighteenth-century Williamsburg was the home of many ardent gardeners and plant collectors who often exchanged seeds with fellow enthusiasts in Great Britain. Gardeners obtained their seeds from store merchants or from traveling seedsmen. Today, the Colonial Williamsburg seed program continues the tradition by offering many varieties grown in the 18th century.