(All images and descriptions used courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds/ RareSeeds.com)
55 days. Originally bred for the markets of the Chicago area. Released in 1888, this has been the go to pickling cuke for generations of home gardeners and canners, and we are so pleased to be able to offer it! The thin skins take up pickling solutions readily. Black-spined fruits can be allowed to reach 7” without sacrificing quality, but are often harvested much smaller. Amazingly prolific, and disease-resistant, too.