The Growing Place
Cucumis sativus 'Pick-a-Bushel'
Pick-a-Bushel Cucumber fruit
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Height: 12 inches
Spacing: 8 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
A beautiful early maturing, compact bush variety; producing high yields of bright green cucumbers with a lovely sweet and crisp flavor; best tasting when harvested at 6" or smaller; suitable for small gardens and patio containers
Pick-a-Bushel Cucumber is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces small green long cucumbers (which are technically 'berries') with light green flesh which can be harvested at any point. The cucumbers have a sweet taste and a crisp texture.
The cucumbers are most often used in the following ways:
- Fresh Eating
- Eating When Cooked/Prepared
Planting & Growing
Pick-a-Bushel Cucumber will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 inches apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.
This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Pick-a-Bushel Cucumber is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing the canvas against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.