Northern Pickling, organic

Eco

Information

Unfortunately, we cannot deliver Northern pickling this season. Instead we are introducing Cool Customer, another pickling cucumber which is also very good and a worthy substitute.

A very early pickling gherkin of medium green fruits, which, like all pickling cucumbers, should be harvested young for the best flavour. The vines are quite short with an abundance of fruits. Northern Pickling, which is resistant to spot disease, has, every year, yielded the biggest crop of all the early standard sorts. It was introduced in 1955. A portion contains about 20 seeds. MOFGA-certified seed. Ecologically grown seeds.


 

Product number:3115
Scientific name:Cucumis sativus
Botanic family:The Squash Family - Cucurbitaceae
Organic:Yes
Days to maturity:48
Lifespan:Annual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:Pre-cultivate: April–June
Sowing depth:1–2 cm
Plant spacing:25–35 cm
Row spacing:100–150 cm
Germination time:5–7 days
Height:200–300 cm
Plant location:Sun
Harvest/blooming:July–September
Seeds/g:30–40 seeds
Heirloom variety:No

Cultivation advice

Sowing

The seeds are usually sown indoors or in a hotbed 4-5 weeks before planting outside. Sow in pots, 1-2 cm deep and 3-4 seeds in each one. The fastest and most reliable germination is at a temperature of 22-26°C. Thin out to 1-2 plants in each pot and keep them in a light, airy place. Temper the plants before setting them out, which should be when the soil has warmed up and all risk of frost is over. In really warm places it is possible to sow them directly.

Spacing

Between the plants 10-25 cm, between the rows 100-150 cm. The climbing vines of the cucumber can be bound up to save space.

Harvest

Harvest the cucumbers gradually as they reach the desired length. Do not let them overgrow and become unappetizing. Fresh cucumbers cannot be stored for any length of time, but pickled or soured they can last a while.

Seed

30-40 seeds/g, one portion yields 10-15 good seedlings when pre-cultivated or sows about 2-3m. 50 g yield 1000 seedlings and sows about 100m.  
A portion contains about 20 seeds.