The name says it all. Short, thick solid fruits make fantastic pickles with great flavor. But you'll love eating them in salads and sandwiches, too.
When and Where to Plant: Select a sunny, well drained location
and sow seed in late spring when the soil is warm and all
danger of frost is past. For earlier crop start indoors 4-6 weeks
before setting out. For best results, loosen soil with spade or fork,
fertilize with vegetable food and smooth with rake. Firm soil over
Care: Keep soil moist, and feed monthly. Tie vines on trellis to save
Harvesting: Pick when fruits are 4-5"/10-13 cm. long, white the
texture is still firm and the seeds small. Harvest earlier for “baby”
pickles. Pick every 2-4 days to encourage more fruit to form.