Developed to fill your jar completely! Blunt, thick, 6"L slightly tapered, medium dark green fruit with black spines. Holds its quality longer than most varieties. Can be picked at 2-3" for gherkins, 4" for slicers or 5-6" for long robust spears. USES: Fresh Markets, Home Gardens, Processing
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
Cucumbers will grow both female and male flowers. Such cucumber plants do not need another cultivar cucumber plant for pollination. They require bees, other insects or wind, however, to spread their pollen from their male flowers to their female flowers.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.