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Chicago Pickling Cucumber (25 seeds) (CU181) $2.50

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Chicago Pickling Cucumber

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55 days. Originally bred for the markets of the Chicago area. Released in 1888, this has been the go to pickling cuke for generations of home gardeners and canners, and we are so pleased to be able to offer it! The thin skins take up pickling solutions readily. Black-spined fruits can be allowed to reach 7” without sacrificing quality, but are often harvested much smaller. Amazingly prolific, and disease-resistant, too.
Chicago Pickling Cucumber
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Number of Reviews: 1
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5

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31 out of 31 people found the following review helpful:

Moncton, Newbrunswick, Canada
October 24, 2016
Amazing variety
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5

What are the pros? Amazing disease resistance.

What are the cons? Nothing


I haven't tried baker creek cucumber seeds, but the Chicago variety is so amazing I had to post something. The vines grow over 12 feet and enjoy climbing up poles. For quite a while this summer the climbing cucumber vines were taller than my mammoth sunflowers. 6 plants produced enough cukes to make many kinds of pickles, all of which stayed crisp. The plants stayed strong and healthy even after the cucumber bugs arrived and the zucchini and melon succumbed to pm. It is amazing to see how many bumble bees show up to pollinate. Pollination was always a problem until I tried this kind. The cucumbers were mild even during hot and dry weather. They were tasty to eat right out of the garden. They are best picked small but even the ones that got too big to pickle were still delicious. I could write so much more about this variety but the bottom line is that more people should know and grow Chicago cucumbers. I will always have a spot in my garden for this variety.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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