Cucumbers

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 23

95.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Little Star
Location:
Justin, TX, United States
Date:
March 13, 2015
          5.0
 
Overall Winner
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Bountiful, delicious

What are the cons? Almost too bountiful

Review:

I'll be honest, I've never liked cucumbers. I grew these with the intention of pickling them and the Marketmore 76 for other household members to eat. They were grown in the same plot not even three yards away and were watered regularly. These won hands down over the Marketmores. Much higher yields, faster growing and more flavorful. I even liked these ones fresh! Made wonderful pickles and they were so plentiful that we were giving them away to neighbors, co-workers and sold some to a small local farm store supplying the community with local produce. The size is perfect for eating at one sitting so you don't have half a cucumber left over. When I pulled the vines at the end of the season to toss in the chicken run for composting I left the last cucumbers on for the hens. They loved them just as much as we did. Ordered more this year and skipped the Marketmores. Will be saving our seeds from this year's harvest. Definitely a winner.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rivenmyst
Location:
Vernon, CT
Date:
January 20, 2015
          5.0
 
SUPERSTAR
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? All-Star vine!

What are the cons? NO WAY!

Review:

3 years ago I purchased a packet of each Boston and National picklers, and planted them in separate 6-packs, labeling each one appropriately. Over the next 4 weeks, the "sharpie" ink came off the plastic markers, so I had no idea which was which any more. Planted them in our raised bed garden, one pack per side. Well…. they took off like someone was chasing them. That year we had such a bumper crop that I made some bread-and-butter pickles, and the family went wild! Next year I planted them both again, this time making sure labels survived the watering. We set them one per side as the previous year, and watched them go at it again. That year Boston was first to the top, and the vine made it over the beams and to the other side-HAD to be close to 10-ft long. Pickles were hanging off the archway by the dozens. I got a 3-gallon crock and had 5 12-pound batches, not counting what we gave away and consumed. Good mildew resistance too!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
BRMNN
Location:
LaOtto, IN
Date:
December 31, 2014
          5.0
 
Great grower
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow.

What are the cons? None

Review:

My first time canning and wanted to try pickling. This cucumber far exceeded my expectations. Trellised on a fence and canned over 30 qts. Will run out by mid January. Will be every year in my garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
ABridge
Location:
Nashville, TN
Date:
December 28, 2014
          5.0
 
Perfect Pickling Cukes
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Great Producers, Easy to Grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

From three plants, I was able to can enough pickles to last for almost an entire year (and we eat pickles daily). I simply couldn't process them fast enough. They were great fresh as well. Super easy to grow. Resistant to disease and were only affected by bugs late in the season.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dr. Livingseed
Location:
Atchison, KS
Date:
December 10, 2014
          5.0
 
Go get some spare jars
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Everything

What are the cons? None

Review:

These were the first veggies from the garden this year. For pickling, we planted these and the Chicago variety. The Chicago variety was a store-bought packet I got for 10 cents. The Boston wer in the backyard with a 6 foot fence just on the West of them, and the house creating some shade to the South. The Chicago were out in an open lot where they got full on sun from start to finish. The Boston that got the afternoon shade exploded and just wouldn't quit until the sun rose further North, giving them full on sun like the ones in the lot. The Chicago in the full sun and heat had the same issues others have experienced with this variety, which was them only getting a handful of yellow balls. I watered both frequently, but the Boston vines retained a lot more moisture with the late day shade, creating even growth with lots of flowers. If I would let them go just about two days too long, they would get as big around as my coffee cup, and about 12 inches long. Had to pick 'em fast.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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