CUCUMBER - National Pickling seeds

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CUCUMBER National Pickling – 15+ Heirloom Seeds

Treated seeds*

Love pickles? Look no further since National Pickling Cucumber fits neatly into a pickle jar. National Pickling Cucumber is the cucumber you’ll want to grow for making classic bread and butter pickles. Grow a pile of perfect 12cm pickling cucumbers and be sure to plant plenty of dills. 

It is a reliable and heavy producer of stubby pickling cucumbers. Pick young for fresh eating or baby gherkins, or grow large for big dills. The best choice for lacto-fermented pickles, as it stays crisper than most other varieties. This is one of the best heirlooms pickling cucumber a home gardener can grow. 

Care and Growing Instructions 

Cucumber requires warm, well-drained soil high in fertility, with a pH of 6–6.8. Consistent, adequate irrigation is needed to produce an abundant crop. Cucumbers are very sensitive to cold. Make sure both soil and air temperatures have warmed prior to planting. Using plastic mulch and row covers will greatly enhance the vigour and potential yields of cucumbers by providing warmth and insect protection. 

In frost areas, sow undercover in seed trays in early spring. Plant out after last frosts. Sow indoors in 16-cell plug trays about 5-6mm deep, 1–2 seeds/cell, 3–4 weeks before transplanting. Keep the temperature above 21°C days and 16°C nights with a heating pad underneath plug trays. Transplant 30cm apart. Do not disturb roots when transplanting. 

In frost-free areas sow directly into the soil in early spring. However, wait until the soil is warm, at least 21°C. Cucumber seeds will not germinate at a soil temperature below 14°C. Sow 2 seeds per 30cm. 

Spacing

Single Plants: 60cm each way (minimum)

Rows: 60cm with 60cm row gap (minimum) 

Support plants well so they can climb upwards, even when the cucumbers get large. This also protects the cucumbers from slugs. Occasionally a plant can produce very bitter cucumbers so always test a bit before serving to others! 

When flowers start forming, feed with a slow-release potassium-rich organic fertilizer. Fortnightly liquid feed from mid-summer. 

Once fruit bearing begins, pick daily. Cut the cucumbers off the plant when they are still quite young, otherwise, the skin becomes hard and will need peeling. More cucumbers will then be produced. 

Propagation notes will be supplied with a seed packet.

*Important Note 

These seeds are treated with a fungicide (Thiram), DO NOT eat the seeds or feed them to animals. Keep them away from children & animals. Wear gloves and thoroughly wash skin with water & soap after touching the seeds. Treated seeds do not affect your crops or harm insects such as bees. These treated seeds are strictly for propagation or growing in the garden only. THE RESULTANT CROP IS EDIBLE. 

Fungicide seed treatment may be an AQIS (Biosecurity, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Government of Australia) requirement for certain seeds varieties. Treated seeds may be dyed a distinct colour. Read the label on the seed packet before usage.

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Russell Allen
Quick Sprouters

Sprouted very quickly but only 5 days old so i cant say too much Thanks

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Geoff Brook
To early

Unable to rate as we still have frosts, will give you feedback once the plants are growing.

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Marilyn Goodwin
I got one

A bit early. I've only just planted three seeds but I have three plants growing nicely and one little cucumber hanging off. Great seeds

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