Cucumber (Cucumis sativus 'Homemade Pickles') in the Cucumbers Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Uses: Vegetable
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Various insects

All wrapped up and ready to be picked.

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Date: 2017-08-04All wrapped up and ready to be picked.
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Location: My PlaceDate: August 20, 2013Maximum Size For Pickling
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Location: My GardensDate: July 25, 2014Suitable For Eating Or Pickling
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Location: My Veggie PatchDate: August 22, 2013In Garden: Right Size For Pickling
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Location: My GardensDate: July 25, 2014Appriximately 4-5 Inch Size
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Courtesy Annie's Heirloom Seeds
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Comments:
Posted by pod (east Texas pineywoods - Zone 8a) on Jul 1, 2018 11:49 AM

This is the first year I have grown Homemade. I found the immature pickles to be too prickly to eat the rind. I would have to peel them. The taste when raw was excellent.

When I allowed them to mature to approximately 6 inches in length, I didn't care to eat the rind as it is too tough. At this size they do make a wonderful crisp fermented pickle.

The plants are more durable than other cucumbers I have grown in the past. They are still going strong and producing well. At this time in the season other cucumber plants I have grown have succumbed to a virus or wilt.

I will gladly grow these again next season.

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