(Cucumis sativus) 45-50 days. A hard to find, compact, highly productive, open-pollinated variety. Bush Pickle Cucumber plants only grow to 3′, about half the size of typical vining plants, making it even easier to get to the cucumbers at harvest time. Very nice for small gardens and container gardening on patios and rooftops, a popular way to grow your own vegetables these days! Try growing 2 plants in a 5 gallon container. Bush Pickle fruits grow to 4-5″, medium green with white spines, and slightly tapered. Tolerant to Scab and CMV.
Planting Instructions for Bush Pickle Cucumber Seeds
Bush Pickle Cucumbers are heat loving, frost sensitive vines. Plant heirloom cucumber seeds in full sun, ½ – ¾” deep, in 1′ diameter hills of 4-6 seeds each, 3-4′ apart. Germination occurs in 4-13 days in soil 70-95°F. Thin to 1-2 plants per hill. In short season climates you can start cucumber seeds indoors 3 weeks before last frost, in individual peat pots at least 3½” across. Harden off Bush Pickle cucumbers plants for 1 week before setting out. Harvest regularly for continuous production, making sure to pick overripe cucumbers that were missed. Heirloom slicing cucumbers are best when uniformly green, firm and crisp. For pickles, harvest cucumbers when 2-6″ according to preference.