Downy mildew-resistant pickler. Citadel is the perfect cuke for a second planting if downy mildew is a concern, as it will extend the harvest by a few pickings during the time of heaviest disease pressure. The standard blocky shape at 4 1/2 inches long, fruit is consistent in quality. Semi-concentrated fruit set. Gynoecious. High resistance to anthracnose, angular leaf spot, and scab; and intermediate resistance to cucumber mosaic virus, downy mildew, and powdery mildew. NOTE: This variety is gynoecious, which means it will not produce the male flowers required for pollination. Seeds of a pollenizer variety have been mixed into the seed packet at a rate of 10%. As such, it is necessary to plant all seeds in the packet to produce cucumber fruits. Harvest in about 70 days. Germination rate about 80% or better. David’s Garden Seeds is a Veteran owned business that has been offering quality seeds since 2009.