Bush-pickle-cucumber, cucumber pickles are also called gherkins, and they're simply the immature fruits of regular cucumber cultivars. one cucumber cultivar that has been bred specifically for pickling is 'bush pickle'..... Package contains 50 bush pickle cucumber seeds. produces fruits that are 4 to 5 inches long. 24 to 36 inch plants. this bush type pickle has a shorter growing season than other vine types., burpee-bred picklebush has unbelievably compact vines that get only 2' long. white-spined fruits have classic pickle look, deep green with paler stripes. up to 4 1/2" long, 1 1/2" across at maturity, but use them at any size. very productive and tolerant to powdery mildew and cucumber mosaic virus..
Organic bush pickle cucumber with 24-30 inch vines, bush pickle is ideal for containers and small gardens. its perfect pickling cucumbers are early and abundant: in early july 2014 we counted 66 fruits on a single plant! we prefer the flavor of the fruits under 5 inches for both fresh eating and pickling., pickling cucumbers warmth-loving cucumbers may be grown as transplants, sown indoors 2 weeks before the last spring frost date, or direct-sown well after all threat of frost has passed and when the soil has warmed up to 50°f.. Bush pickle hybrid pickling cucumber plants spread just 2-1/2 to 3 ft. compact choice for small gardens or containers! bears early, white-spined, 5-in. cukes in half the space needed by most vines., bush pickle's cucumbers are straight & cylindrical 4-5 inches. they look like mini dills. sweet, crisp and crunchy. bush pickle is perfect for salads or pickles..
This bush pickle cucumber saves garden space by growing its abundant crop on a compact, bushy plant just 3 ft. to 4 ft. wide. the fruit is just right for pickling at 4 in. long. fruit are light to mid-green in color, with a crisp, tender flavor., standard varieties of cucumbers need more fertilizer than do bush, dwarf, and short-vined types. cucumber vines produce both male (staminate) and female (pistillate) flowers. the first to arrive are male and will drop from the vine without bearing fruit. the ones to follow will be both male and female, allowing for pollination..
Bush cucumbers direct sow bush cucumber seeds now for a bonus second season harvest. these cucumber plants bear fruit earlier than vining types, and they are easy to care for and harvest into the fall season.