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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
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5

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Nickname:
Nut House Garden
Location:
Chicago, IL, United States
Date:
August 18, 2017
          5.0
 
Great cucumber for pickles
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Production, heartiness, size.

What are the cons? Susceptible to powder mildew

Review:

These cucumbers have been growing in my organic backyard raised bed garden in Chicago for three years now. They are, surprise, great for making pickles! Super high germination rate. Flawless growth with long vines that travel up a trellis nicely. I grow them along a fence and sunflower stalks. These plants yield a lot and are resistant to disease. I get some powder mildew on them late in the season but haven't had any other problems. The cucumbers they produce are crisp and flavorful and have small seeds. They should be harvested while small, 4-6". If you wait too long they will start to get plump and their color will begin to turn yellow- I've still pickled them successfully without much flavor difference. Out of three years growing, this year is my lowest production, and I still have plenty of cucumbers to make pickles. The plants this year are doing great, they just waited a little longer to get going for some reason. This is a super rewarding plant that I highly recommend

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
Big D
Location:
Danville, IN, United States
Date:
August 14, 2017
          5.0
 
SUPER CHICAGO PICKLING
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Harvests well and stays crisp.

What are the cons? None

Review:

Very prolific with near 100% germination. Had an extremely wet spring but have had no mildew issues. Very tasty fruit particularly when picked under 8". Producing consistently for 1 month now, with over 20lbs of fruit ave. per plant.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
The Canner
Location:
ashland, OR, United States
Date:
August 4, 2017
          4.0
 
Its the start of August now.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Great germination, PM resistnt

What are the cons? sparse fruit production.

Review:

Everything germinated perfectly. The vines rapidly grew and I had the first cucumbers roughly 30 days from transplanting outside with no fertilizer. So far they have been very indeterminant and somewhat sparse in production meaning large pickling operations can be difficult. They have some problems with the fruit fully filling but that is likely from uneven watering. With about 9 vines they have been in fruit production for about 2 months and have only put out about a dozen, mostly oddly shaped cukes. But we still have a solid 2 months of growing season left, the plants look healthier than ever and I have high hopes that they will yield more.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
GardeningGrace
Location:
Moncton, Newbrunswick, Canada
Date:
October 24, 2016
          5.0
 
Amazing variety
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Amazing disease resistance.

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

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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