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Botanical Interests 3135 Cucumber Homemade Pickles Organic Seed Packet
Arguably the best cucumber for pickles, because the solid, crisp interior is perfect for 1 1/2 to 5" long pickles and has been bred for the purpose of pickling. Homemade Pickles cucumbers have excellent disease resistance, VERY HIGH yields, and you can begin harvesting 55 days after planting. The small cucumbers also can be sliced fresh for salads. A monoecious variety, it does not need a pollinator. 4' vines work well in small gardens and may also be grown in large containers. See instructions for making dill pickles inside the packet.
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Your own pickles - From vine to brine - If you live near a Pike's Nursery, save shipping by visiting them.Apr 22, 2013
Pike's Nursery carries a wide array of seeds from Botanical Interests. I live in the southern portion of the United States and there is a Pike's Nursery close to me. I was able to easily purchase my seeds from Pike's to avoid shipping costs on Amazon or even directly from the Botanical Interests website. Of interest is that, as of today (April 21, 2013), the Botanical Interests website indicates that these organic pickle seeds are out-of-stock.
I actually planted these seeds as an after thought because I read an article about how easy it is to make your own pickles by using a refrigerated method and reusing commercial pickle juice (we like Clausen's). If you do a Google search with key words, "reusing pickle juice," you will come up with all sorts of articles explaining how this can be done.
I understand that your "home made" pickles might not taste exactly like the commercial version, but I think that's a risk I'm willing to take. Pickles are not exactly cheap at the store, and I doubt that they use organic cukes. Plus, my home grown pickles will be super fresh (from vine to brine)!
I planted these seeds on April 11, 2013 and in five days they sprouted. The germination rate was 100%. As of now, they look fantastic and they are growing rapidly.
I will periodically update this review to let you know how my plants progress. I will also let you know how my "home made" pickling project comes along.
UPDATE 4/26/2013: Sprouts are doing extremely well. Leaves are vibrant deep green.