Belonging to the Cucumis genus (Cucumis sativus 'Picolino'), Picolino is a variety of Cucumber. This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Picolino normally reaches to a mature height of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm). This variety tends to bloom in late spring.
India is believed to be where Picolino originates from.
Picolino Cucumber needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.
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How to grow Picolino
Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Picolino is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Picolino are Zone 3 and Zone 14. A soil ph of between 5.5 and 6.8 is ideal for Picolino as it does best in weakly acidic soil.
Growing Picolino from seed
Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 11.7 inches
(30.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.47 inches
(1.2 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F
to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Picolino about 14 days after your last frost date.
As Picolino is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.
This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late spring.