National Pickling Cucumber Seeds

National Pickling Cucumber Seeds

Pick them as small as 2 inches for gherkins, or let them grow to 4 inches for slicers

Item # 05510-PK-P1
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Genus Cucumis
Species sativus
Variety National Pickling
Item Form (P) Pkt of 30 seeds
Days to Maturity 52
Fruit Color Green
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 30
Plant Width 3 ft - 4 ft
Additional Characteristics Edible, Heirloom
Harvest Season Early Summer, Late Summer, Mid Summer, Late Spring
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Cuisine, Outdoor

Review Summary
(Based on 5 Reviews)

4.5 star rating
Overall Rating: 4.5 / 5.0


4 star rating
I am pickled by the results
Chuck O'Brien from CA wrote on February 10, 2019

Seeds germinate well, plants grow well, but all develop a yellow color as they start getting near mature size. I don't mind the color, but a bit of a surprise to offer people a yellow pickle!

5 star rating
sj.gagli from PA wrote on July 29, 2018

Small pickling sized cucumbers ready to pick very early in the season. Tolerated partial sun, a wet season, and withstood multiple attacks by pests. Transplanted without a fuss.

5 star rating
great cucumbers
K Wells from KY wrote on July 11, 2016

I grow a garden every year and sell at the local farmers market. People line up for the cucumbers that I grow. Thanks Park Seed. Only down fall, you have to plant them far apart or they will grow together and you cant see where to step to pick produce.

3 star rating
Great germination
tracey from NE wrote on February 02, 2013

Every single one germinated and grew well. Fairly good yield until it got too hot for them (and everything else). Only complaint is many of them became fat and stubby, not they way I like for pickling. Not very good flavor for eating raw, but I guess that is not what this kind was bred for

5 star rating
Best Pickler PERIOD!
Andrew from OH wrote on August 01, 2012

Tried these this year for making pickles. I started 25 seeds indoors and all but one germinated in less than a week. I hardened them off for a couple days outside (which as it turned out was not long enough) and then planted them in about a 50' foot row. Well a heat wave came immediately thereafter and killed a couple despite my best efforts of watering and care. The rest all had spots of bleaching on leaves and stems (should have hardened off longer before planting). So those that didn't die entirely seemed stunted and bleached and didnt grow at all....for about 7-10 days. And then they TOOK OFF! In my heavy clay, virgin soil, no less, that I just reclaimed from a back field behind the house this year for a garden. They grew nearly two feet tall straight up with very thick and hearty stems before finally falling over and vining. I built some trellises for them shortly thereafter which turned out to be a smart idea as these are EXTREMELY HEAVY yielding. I tried to fill in the patches in the row where a couple

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