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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 = €4.50
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 = €8.50
Pa 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 = €7
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 annual Pickling Cucumber Vorgebirgstrauben is a very robust, old and early variety. The small, dark green, 7-9 cm short cucumbers can be harvested continuously. They hang on the plant like grapes, which gave it the name of the variety. Due to the small fruit size, the fruits are perfect for pickling. Early smaller cucumbers are great as gherkins and larger ones work well as mustard cucumbers. Of course, the cucumbers can also be preserved by fermentation.
A mixed flowering old cucumber variety that grows dioecious. As a result, special attention must be paid to the flight of the bees, in contrast to other hybrid varieties. It can be cultivated climbing or creeping.

The wild form of the cucumber [cucumis sativus var. hardwickii] was already cultivated in northern India 4000 years ago. At that time, according to records, cucumbers were not distinguished from squashes and melons.

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 10°C
Location: Semi shady until sunny
Soil: Permeable, constantly moist, nutrient and humus rich

pH value: 6.5 to 7

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Dark germinator
Sowing depth: 1-3 cm
Best germination temperature: 22-26°C
Germination time: 7-14 days
Plant-, row distance: 100x50 cm

Optimal mix culture: Bean, dill, garlic, cabbage, corn, pepper, lettuce, celery, celeriac, spinach, onion, pea, beetroot, leek, basil, cumin
Unfavorable mix culture: Radish, horst radish, courgette zucchini, tomato, eggplant, physalis, potato 

Planting information
Cucumbers are sown directly outdoors from April, after the last frosts and an average temperature of 15°C, or grown in a warm place from March. After germination let the seeds grow at 15°C until planted out as a seedling. A climbing aid is recommended for reasons of space or for easier harvesting. Ample and consistent watering has a positive effect on fruit quality. At temperatures below 10°C, the plant stops growing. A regular harvest promotes yield.

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

Cucumbers contain a lot, up to 95% water. Very few calories and high in vitamins C and K and the B group vitamins, as well as potassium, calcium and magnesium.

Potent germination capacity: 6-8 years

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