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Pickling Cucumber Vorgebirgstrauben [Cucumis sativus]

Pickling Cucumber Vorgebirgstrauben [Cucumis sativus]

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Tips to reduce water use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and crop quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times.
Even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach this level again and again.

Shippping and pickup information

We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €3.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7.50
Parcel up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €6.50
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.

Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

The pickling cucumber 'Vorgebirgstrauben' is a mixed-flowering old, annual and early cucumber variety with dioecious growth. The wild form of cucumber [cucumis sativus var. hardwickii] was cultivated in northern India 4000 years ago. The robust plant produces many small, 7-9 cm short, dark green cucumbers that can be harvested continuously. They hang on the plant like grapes, which gave the variety its name. The small fruits are ideal for pickling as cornichons and larger fruits are ideal for pickling as mustard pickles. The taste is juicy and mild with the well-known cucumber aroma. The variety can be cultivated climbing or creeping.

General information
Plant family: Cucurbitaceae
Lifecycle: Annual
Days until harvest: 70 days
Plant hight approx: 250 cm
Root type: Deep and shallow rooter
Nutrient requirements: High
Water requirements: High
Winter hardiness: until 5°C
Location: Sunny until semi shady
Soil: Permeable, moist, slightly loamy, humus

pH value: 5.5 to 6.5

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Dark germinator
Sowing depth: 1-3 cm
Best germination temperature: 18-24°C
Germination time: 7-14 days
Plant-, row distance: 100x50 cm

Optimal mix culture: Beans, Dill, Garlic, Cabbage, Corn, Pepper, Lettuce, Celery, Spinach, Onions, Peas, Beetroot, Leek, Basil, Cumin
Unfavorable mix culture: Radish, Horseradish, Zucchini, Tomato, Eggplant, Physalis, Potato
Subtropical climate (Mediterranean) (e.g. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly outdoors from March at an ambient temperature of at least 15°C. We recommend pre-cultivation in small pots from February to September.

Temperate climate (e.g. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow in mid-May directly after the Ice Saints in frost-free open ground. We recommend pre-cultivation in small pots from March to June.

The best time to germinate cucumbers is when the average night temperature is 10-15°C. We always recommend pre-cultivation by sowing the seeds directly in small pots and allowing the seedlings to grow to the third cucumber leaves, then planting them in the desired bed.
Cucumbers prefer a partially shaded location in subtropical climates and a sunny location in temperate climates, with sufficient water and nutrient-rich, humus-rich soil. Prepare the soil for cucumbers with seasoned animal manure. Avoid waterlogging.

Extra tips
Cucumber plants are generally cultivated with 2 or 3 shoots. A scaffold for tying up the cucumber shoots is recommended. Adequate and consistent watering is necessary and has a positive effect on fruit quality. At temperatures below 10°C the plant reduces its growth. A regular harvest promotes yield. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, we recommend additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder.

Type of propagation
It spreads via seeds.

Plant care
The bed in which cucumbers grow should never dry out completely; regular watering is necessary to keep the growth of the plants stable. Beds prepared with animal manure and planting in mixed culture replace additional fertilizer.

Germination ability of seeds: 6-8 years

Other names
Latin botanical names: Cucumis sativus
English names: Cucumber, Pickling cucumber
German names: Gurke, Einlegegurke, Gurkerl
Portuguese names: Pepino, Pepino em conserva
Spanish names: Pepino encurtido, Pepino en vinagre
French names: Concombre mariné, Concombre au vinaigre 

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  • All seeds and seedlings for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination quality at regular intervals
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