Cucumber 'Bush Pickle'

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Common Name:
Cucumis sativus
Plant Type:
  • Great pickling cucumber
  • Compact variety - takes up a 1/3 less space!

A compact plant ideal for the small-space vegetable garden, this cucumber takes up 1/3 the space of the climbing varieties. Plants produce crisp, light-green cucumbers that are perfect for pickling or slicing. A true garden champion for their productivity, flavor, and wide adaptability. The time to maturity is just 45 days. 

Type: Pickling Cucumber
Fruit size: 4-6 inches
Notable Features: Monoecious--male & female flowers on the same plant. No pollinator plant is needed.
Growth Habit: Compact - good for small space gardens or large containers

Homeowner Growing Tips: Water deeply and fertilize regularly, as cucumbers are heavy feeders. Try to water at the soil level rather than using an overhead sprinkler to reduce mildew. Grow on a trellis or fence to save garden space. Harvest when fruit is young for best taste. Do not divide the plants that come in one pot--grow together on a small hill or mound in the garden, or in one large container.

Photos courtesy of Ball Horticultural Company

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