A real Carolina heirloom! Grown for over 50 years by Mrs. Ruby Wallace of Dallas, North Carolina. Ruby first got a start from her mother-in-law Myrtle, who grew these cucumbers for many years before that. The Wallace family uses the fruits for pickles when they are very small. (Be sure to use white vinegar to make white pickles!) Or the family lets the fruit get a bit larger for slicers. It’s the only cucumber they grow! (65 days)
Each packet contains approximately 25-35 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Plants are best direct-seeded two weeks after the last spring frost date, but can be started earlier indoors as transplants. Wait for warm days and soil temperatures above 60˚F before planting outside. Plants are heavy feeders and thrive in rich soil full of organic matter. They can be trellised if space is limited.
Supply plenty of moisture and keep plants mulched to prevent soil from drying out between waterings. Pick fruits when they are about 4-8 inches long. Harvest often so that they don’t become woody and tough. Fruits can be difficult to spot among the vines and foliage.