What are the pros? Vigorous plants, bug resistant
What are the cons? Slow, a bit too mild
I only planted two of these since it's my first year growing them, and I didn't want to devote a bunch of space to something I didn't end up liking. I will definitely be planting MANY more next year so that I can make dill pickles. It's incredibly mild and the flesh very crisp; personally I like a little more flavor in an eating cuke but this is still very good. I would recommend against it for recipes that require removing seeds, as the seed core is HUGE. I started the plants indoors and once they were outside they absolutely took off. So far they have proved very resistant to disease, insects, etc. However, they have been quite a bit behind my mother's Marketmore 76 plants, both in terms of overall size and production. A thin-skinned and non-bitter result totally makes up for it, though, especially given how robust the plants have been. Even the cucumber beetles have stayed away.
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