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Cucumber, Supremo Hybrid

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The perfect pickling cucumber—petite and crunchy.

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Particular about pickles? Well, here's the one to pick. This new 3-4" pickling cucumber produces fruit on every node of the restricted 2-3' vine. You can eat these cute little cukes fresh too, if you harvest them young, when the already small seed cavities are smaller. Perfect in salads or as a snack. Great disease resistance. Exclusive.
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Type Some flowers and vegetables fall into subcategories that may define how they grow (such as pole or bush), what they are used for (such as slicing tomatoes or shelling peas), flower type, or other designations that will help you select the type of a class of plant that you are looking for.

Pickling

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

56 days

Fruit Size The average size of the fruit produced by this product.

3-5 inches

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

24-36 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

15 inches

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How to Sow and Plant

Sowing Seed Indoors:

  • Direct sowing is recommended, but to get a head start you can grow cucumbers indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost in individual biodegradable pots indoors. Sow 2-3 seeds per pot.
  • Sow seeds ½  inches deep in seed-starting formula
  • Keep the soil moist at 70 degrees F
  • Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days
  • As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night. Raise the lights as the plants grow taller. Incandescent bulbs will not work for this process because they will get too hot. Most plants require a dark period to grow, do not leave lights on for 24 hours.
  • Seedlings do not need much fertilizer, feed when they are 3-4 weeks old using a starter solution (half strength of a complete indoor houseplant food) according to manufacturer’s directions.
  • Thin to one plant per pot.
  • Before planting in the garden, seedling plants need to be “hardened off”. Accustom young plants to outdoor conditions by moving them to a sheltered place outside for a week. Be sure to protect them from wind and hot sun at first. If frost threatens at night, cover or bring containers indoors, then take them out again in the morning. This hardening off process toughens the plant’s cell structure and reduces transplant shock and scalding.

Sowing Directly in the Garden:

  • Sow in directly in the garden in fertile, warm soil after danger of frost has passed. Cucumber seeds will not germinate in soil colder than 60 degrees.
  • Sow seeds 3 inches apart in groups of 4-6. Cover with ½ inch of fine soil.
  • Space groups 19 to 26 inches apart each way.
  • Keep evenly moist.
  • Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days.
  • Thin to 3 or 4 strongest seedlings in each group when they are 1-2 inches high.

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. 
  • Cucumbers have a shallow root system, mulches help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures.
  • Keep plants well-watered during the growing season, especially during dry spells. Plants need about 1-2 inches of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It's best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • As plants grow mulch to control weeds, keep fruits off the ground and conserve moisture
  • Do not move the vines, they are easily injured.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
  • When cucumber seeds are direct-sown along a cucumber fence, vines can be trained to grow upright for easy picking and to save space for other plants to grow. Good companion vegetable plants are direct-sown radishes, bush snap beans, and transplants of compact herbs, peppers, eggplants and tomatoes. Attract bee pollinators by planting daisies such as sunflowers, cosmos, zinnias and coneflower, and mints such as bee balm, sage, oregano and lavender. More bees mean more chances flowers will be pollinated and develop into fruits.

Harvest & Preserving

  • Like most vegetables, cucumbers are tender and tastiest when harvested young before their seeds are fully developed.
  • Slicing cucumber varieties are generally ready for harvest when about six to eight inches long; pickling cucumber types at three to five inches- both in about 50-60 days from seeding.
  • To avoid damage cut fruit from the vine rather than pull
  • Don't allow the fruits to become overripe on the vine as this signals to the plant that the seed-development process is nearly complete and it will shut down.
  • Keep mature cucumber fruits picked to encourage further production. During hot weather cucumbers grow very fast, you may need to harvest every day.
  • Harvest the cucumber fruits early in the morning before the sun hits them for the best flavor and texture.
Type
Pickling
Days To Maturity
56 days
Fruit Size
3-5 inches
Sun
Full Sun
Spread
24-36 inches
Height
15 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
Thin
12 inches
Cucumber, Supremo Hybrid is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Resistant but not fool-proof I bought these seeds two years in a row. Our garden is susceptible to black rust and powdery mildew, so I was careful to not over-water and only water in the morning if needed. The first summer we got dozens and dozens of wonderful, juicy cucumbers. The vines were sturdy and grew quickly. This past summer we were unexpectedly out of town for a few weeks and a friend watered the garden. They watered in the evenings usually and powdery mildew took hold (it was prevalent as it also got some annuals and an oak tree!). I only got 3 cucumbers total this year because the vines just didn't thrive. So while I believe this is a disease-resistant variety, it is not foolproof and you still have to treat your garden properly. I will try again next year.
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Cukes!! Great flavor and production. It's mid September in New England and the plants are still producing. I used to plant Double Feature Hybrid but this variety much better.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great texture and taste I tried these "pickling" cucumbers instead of the traditional variety. I did make a couple of jars of pickles, but mainly enjoyed them sliced with tomatoes. They are fantastic, and my neighbors love them also!
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Growth I planted these seeds middle of March 2016. I only put 4 seeds per hole. Should have used 5 or 6 per hole as 2 of the 8 holes didnt produce. But wow, The other 6 are still producing and it is now September. Best Pickling cucumber out there. I also took the leftovers to work as I made over 60 jars of pickles this year.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great in zone 3 We planted this cucumber in our zone 3 garden and were so pleased with the results! We planted it on a 5' tall fence alongside our standard "Burpee Pickler" cucumbers for comparison. The Supremo Cucumbers grew healthier longer vines, produced prolifically, and continued to produce in quantities suitable for canning in October! We're pretty impressed. During peak summer production, the Burpee PIckler may have slightly outproduced them, but when the weather turned dry and the Burpee Picklers took a pause in production, the Supremos continued on without a hiccup. During the moist, rainy part of the season, when the Burpee Picklers looked a little mildewy, the Supremos were as green as could be, healthy and strong. Toward the end of the season when the Burpee Picklers began to shut down with dropping leaves and funny shaped cukes, the Supremos kept on producing great cucumbers... right into October, with overnight temps in the mid 30s! (Really!.. there were even a few new flowers on the vines with these temps!) The cukes themselves are short and stocky, just as shown in the photo... perfect for pickling. We also had great germination. Loved this cucumber!
Date published: 2015-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get your canner ready! WOW! This pickling cucumber produced an abundance! They were crunchy and made excellent pickles. We had so many cucumbers we were canning pickles a lot more than expected. Plant production was more sporadic than expected; we had five ready to pick, but it was days before we had enough to actually make pickles. Once we harvested the first approximately 20, they seemed to produce at a more equal rate. Excellent cucumber if you love to make pickles!
Date published: 2015-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Supremo This cucumber started producing early and was prolific. Great fresh and for cucumbers. However, it didn't last very long. Vines began dying to early in the season. For a month or so you couldn't find a better producer. Too bad it doesn't last longer into the growing swason.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pickling cucumber! First time growing, really prolific. We've been making pickles and giving them away weekly.
Date published: 2014-09-18
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