What are the pros? Production, heartiness, size.
What are the cons? Susceptible to powder mildew
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
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