Pickling Cucumber
Cucumis sativus 'Calypso'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: sativus (sa-TEE-vus) (Info)
Cultivar: Calypso
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Category:

Vegetables

Vines and Climbers

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bethelridge, Kentucky

Georgetown, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 28, 2010, stev703 from Georgetown, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Planted about 200 feet of this variety. Excellent production and no problems.

Positive

On Jul 6, 2007, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Excellent pickling cucumber, very productive and trouble free.

Neutral

On Jul 14, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A predominantly gynoecious pickling hybrid released by R.L. Lower, North Carolina State University, Raleigh in 1976. Resistant to scab, cucumber mosaic virus, downy mildew, powdery mildew, anthracnose, and angular leaf spot.