Originally found in seed catalogs as early as 1870’s, this dark green, crisp variety has been the staple of many gardeners for over a hundred years, as it is great for pickling and slicing. Heavy producer growing many fruits up to 12″ long. Harvest is best done when small for pickles.
Sow seed 1″ deep indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost. Transplant or sow directly 2′ apart in warm soil when all chance of frost has past. Harvest often for continued new fruit. Plants will benefit from compost or manure and lots of water. Support vines vertically with trellis or cage to save space.