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.
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