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Cucumber, Addis Pickle (Organic)

Cucumis sativus. Pickling. 55 days.

Pickling type that is also great for fresh eating. This variety was so productive, Sarah ate one almost every day for lunch from the single (under-watered) plant in the kitchen garden from late July into September. Dark green with white spines, 5–7” cylindrical fruit are good for processing. Bred in 1976 by R.L. Lower of North Carolina State University to have resistance to powdery mildew, downy mildew, anthracnose, and angular leaf spot. It is interesting that a southern bred cucumber performs so well in the Pacific Northwest, but it seems to be very widely adapted.

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SKU CUCADDI Category Tag

Sow indoors in 2” pots with good potting soil May to mid June. Two weeks after sprouting, transplant to 2′ spacing in 6′ rows. May also be direct sown when soil is warm. Young cucumber plants benefit from floating row cover to protect them from insects and frost.

Seed Saving

To save seed, scoop out seeds when the fruit is bloated like a yellow blimp. Leave in bucket and allow to ferment for a few days. Rinse and let seeds dry. Winnow to clean further if needed. Isolate from other varieties of the same species by at least ½ mile.

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  1. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    Prolific may just be an understatement.

    annechristensen (verified owner)

    Where did you grow this variety? Oregon

    I was impressed by Addis this summer in my family’s garden. It was SO prolific! I put up over 2 gallons of fermented kosher pickles, we ate cucumbers daily, and our chickens finished the cucumbers that were over sized. I recall planting 4 plants. I grew them in loose soil, half compost half native soil. They were watered fairly inconsistently. So pleased! Thank you Adaptive Seeds!

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  2. One person found this helpful

    Prolific, Great Pickles

    Betty (verified owner)

    Where did you grow this variety? Oregon

    Friends greeted me with empty jars asking for more dill pickles. I am not that talented! The cukes are terrific. I still have jars in the fridge In January and they’re holding up pretty well. I planted 3 plants in a cage which they spent months trying to get out of, mixing it up with the Turkish Persian type cukes in the next cage. I made great bread and butter pickles out of the combined monsters from the two types. My space is 10×10 and everything needs to be pretty vertical and, if possible, pretty confined. They didn’t mind a bit though I had to attend to keeping them in the cages.Thanks for these seeds!

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