52 days. 6-inch, blunt and blocky fruits, dark green with some striping or stippling. Dual purpose cukes are primarily for pickling; they were bred with a slight taper to fit more readily into a jar! They make great slicers as well, though; with their tender skin, peeling is not really necessary. Medium-sized vines are fine for trellising. Black-spined type produces over a very long season!