Max Pack Cucumber is a hybrid, pickling variety that has the broadest disease-package of any pickling cucumber. Max Pack is widely-adapted and will perform well in a wide variety of growing zones. The broad disease-resistance makes this a great variety to grow in hot and humid climates where powdery mildew and downy mildew can be a problem.
Max Pack is a very productive variety that produces heavy yields of 4-4.5″ pickling cucumbers. If you like making pickles, this is the variety for you! Fruits are consistently-sized and don’t get bitter as temperatures warm in early summer. These pickling cucumbers also have a small seed cavity which makes them a great variety for cutting and pickling spears.
Cucumbers perform best when direct seeded. They do not perform as well when transplanted. Cucumbers may be direct-seeded by hand or with a walk-behind seeder. To obtain a good stand of plants, we suggest planting seeds every 6-8″ inches and thinning to one seed per foot.
Cucumbers are a vining plant and grow best when given a trellised structure to climb. Use a strong trellis that is well-supported with deeply driven stakes. Keeping plants off the ground will reduce the potential of plant diseases like mildews and other diseases that can result from excess plant moisture.
Trellising will also keep the fruits cleaner and save time with harvesting and processing. It will also help to prevent fruit discoloration or yellowing from sitting on the soil surface. Our Hortonova Trellis Netting works great for trellising cucumbers and is easy to install.
Max Pack Cucumber Planting Information
Planting Method: direct seed
When to Plant: after last frost
Planting Depth: 1/2″
Seed Spacing: 12″
Row Spacing: 5-6′
Days to Maturity: 55
Disease Tolerance: Anthracnose, Scab, Gummosis, Watermelon Mosaic Virus, Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus, Angular Leaf Spot, Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Powdery Mildew, Downy Mildew, Papaya Ringspot Virus