Cucumber - Tendergreen (Pickling) OG

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The Tendergreen cucumber produces heavy yields of 7" long burpless cucumbers. It is crispy with tender skin which is not bitter, and the entire cucumber can be eaten without peeling. Excellent for pickling and slicing alike.\n\nCucumbers are the ultimate low-calorie snack: Juicy and refreshing, you can eat all you want without gaining weight because they are more than 95 percent water.

Cukes are hot weather plants naturally, but they will grow in cooler climates. They hate cold soil and cold weather, so the soil should be at least 65 degrees, preferably 70 degrees, when planting. In warm parts of the country you can put seeds directly into the ground; in shorter-season areas (like the Northwest), you should start seedlings indoors 2-3 weeks before putting them out into the garden (which should be a week or two after the last spring frost).

If you'll be transplanting seedlings rather than sowing directly into the garden, remember that young cucumber plants transplant best. They resent having their roots disturbed, so avoid touching the roots when planting them into the garden.  To avoid cucumber beetle damage, you can cover the plants with garden fabric (row cover). Do this at planting time, before the beetles arrive. Pin down the edges with Earth Staples or with boards or rocks. Since cukes are insect-pollinated, the plants must be uncovered once they start to bloom.

Like many vegetables, the more cucumbers you pick, the more you get. Never let cukes get big and seedy or the plant will assume that its work is done. Although there are varieties listed as pickling cukes and others called slicers, either kind can be pickled or eaten fresh in salads. Be sure the soil stays consistently moist or your cucumbers will be tough and bitter.

Net Weight Approx. 1g

-Most of the general information provided is from the Vegetable Encyclopedia at www.gardeners.com, with additional facts provided by your friends at Seattle Seed Company.-

Reviews (1)

Good--but doesn't look like the picture--not your typical pickling cucumber

Written by undefined on 7th Aug 2014

Planted these earlier this summer. Starting to produce abundantly now in early August! Very good flavor. Slender fruit and smooth skin. These aren't like any pickling cucumbers I've had and definitely are not what is pictured, but I am pleased with the quality and flavor and I would plant them again.

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