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60 days. Wautoma is a consistent standout in our trials. Developed by the USDA, it produces huge crops of wonderful 4–5 inch picklers, often of better quality than the hybrids. Four to five foot plants resist nearly all cucumber diseases! Delightfully bitter-free and burpless, Wautoma has been tested for brining quality to ensure your pickling success. MO. A, ALS, CMV, DM, PM, S
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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Good producer

Product description says "resist nearly all cucumber diseases!" I guess that doesn't mean immune. Great producer and great quality pickle or even for slicing. But every year my plants succumb to downy mildew but not before they have produced more pickles than we can use.

Allison W.
Jars and jars of pickles

These cucumber plants were amazing. I only planted two of them and had cucumbers coming out of my ears. I made at least 25 jars of pickles over the summer plus gave dozens of cucumbers away. These plants would not quit.

Elisabethe P.

This is quite easily, hands down, the best cucumber variety EVER!! The plants are healthy and robust, resisting garden 'funk' of every sort. The plants are in a container with some trellis support, and producing like crazy. The cucumbers are so sweet and crunchy. I have already harvested five pounds from four plants and the fruits are still coming. I will be pickling these as spears. I highly recommend the Wautoma cucumber.

Kathy A.
Great in our Garden

Grew pickling cucumbers for the first time. I put up sweet pickles, dill pickles, and bread and butter pickles. They were also great sliced up in Greek salads. Nothing seemed to bother them and they produced until Fall in Oklahoma.

Soil Temp for Germ 65–90°F
Seed Depth ½"
Seed Spacing 4–6/hill
Days to Emergence 4–13
Thin Plants to 1–2/hill
Row Spacing 3–4'
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 25–30
Seed Life 3 years

Cucumis sativus A favorite in cuisine worldwide, cucumbers possess health benefits too numerous to mention. Incorporate cucumbers in your diet to aid with weight loss, as they are exceptionally low in calories (only about 8 calories in 1/2 cup), aid digestion, and rid toxins from the body. Among the more unusual qualities of the humble cuke is its ability to ease skin irritations. Use a piece of cucumber skin to soothe burns.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Cucumbers perform best in fertile, well-drained soil with a pH 5.5-7.0
• Consistent, even watering is critical for best plant growth and fruit development
• Raised beds, plastic mulch, and trellising can improve yields, keep fruit straight and scab free
• Incorporate a shovelful of compost and 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer per hill

Direct Sowing
• For best germination, keep soil evenly moist but not too wet
• Cover hill with Kozy-Coats, Victorian Bell Cloches, or a row cover to speed up germination
• Thin to the strongest 1-2 plants when first true leaves emerge

• Start indoors in 4 inch pots, 3-4 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Avoid letting starts get root bound; transplant carefully as to not disturb roots

Pests & Diseases
• Common pests: Striped and spotted cucumber beetles, aphids, squash bugs, stink bugs
• Pest control: Pyrethrin
• Common diseases: See chart below
• Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation, Zonix for Powdery Mildew

Harvest & Storage
• Consistent harvest will keep plants productive
• Store at 45°F and 95% relative humidity
• For pickling, harvest cukes when small, before seeds form

GY | Gynoecious - Has nearly all female flowers.
HE | Hermaphrodite - Flowers contain both male and female reproductive parts.
MO | Monoecious - Has separate male and female flowers on the same plant.
PAT | Parthenocarpic - Has the ability to set fruit without pollination.

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
A | Anthracnose*
ACu | Alternaria Leaf Blight
ALS | Angular Leaf Spot
C | Cercospora
CCa | Corynespora Blight & Target Spot
CCu | Scab & Gummosis
CMV | Cucumber Mosaic Virus
CVYV | Cucumber Vein Yellowing Virus

CYSDV | Cucurbit Yellow Stunting Disorder Virus
DM | Downy Mildew
PM | Powdery Mildew
R | Common Rust
S | Scab
TSP | Target Spot
WMV | Watermelon Mosaic Virus
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.

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