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Cucumber Gherking

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Scientific Name : Cucumis sativus

Common Name : Gherkin/Pickling Cucumber

Plant Habit : Climbing

Spacing : 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)

Height : 6 - 12" (15 - 30cm)

Width : 48 - 72" (122 - 183cm)

Exposure : Sun

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Seed supplied as: Raw.

Days from transplant to ripe fruit: 50 to 55
Fruit size: 3 to 5 in./7 to 13 cm long

Direct sow to finish: 2 to 4 weeks; 6 to 8 weeks in tubs
  • Early, large yields of bitter-free fruit; won’t bitter if left on the vine. 
  • Parthenocarpic variety means plants produce fruit without insect pollination – good for urban gardens and high tunnel production.
  • Strongly vigorous, gynoecious vining plant. 
  • Cylindrical, dark green gherkins with white spines are perfect for pickling and fresh eating. 
  • Produces well in both field and greenhouse/high tunnel; best results when trellised. 
  • Best in-ground.
  • Excellent disease package: High resistance to Scab and Cucumber Mosaic Virus 1; Intermediate resistance to Powdery Mildew and Downy Mildew.