Our cucumber processing facility includes over 70,000 square feet with 2 Backus, 12 drop cucumber graders, fresh cucumber crate lines, and 2 hydro coolers. Our cucumbers are unloaded from the field trailers with water and separated according to diameter. With our equipment, a tractor-trailer load of pickling cucumbers can be graded every fifteen minutes.
Nash Produce’s growers produce a total of approximately 1,500 acres of pickling cucumbers for the spring and fall crops. Harvesting is all done by hand with hundreds of pickers needed. Cucumbers are shipped daily to ensure freshness and quality.
For processing, pickling cucumbers can be separated into twelve grades and are sold bulk or in forty bushel bins. Fresh market pickling cucumbers are processed and placed in bins according to size graded a second time before being packed in 1 1/9 or ½ bushel crates. After packing all products are immediately run through a hydro cooler, top iced, and shipped.
Pickling Cucumbers are available as follows:
- 40 bushel cardboard containers
- 1 1/9 bushel crates