Nov 13, 2018  Week: 46

Gherking Cucumber

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Scientific Name : Cucumis sativus

Common Name : Gherkin/Pickling Cucumber, European Pickler

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.

Type: European Pickler
Fruit characteristics: Green skin, highly spined
Days to maturity from direct seed: 55-60
Fruit size: 3-5 in./8-13 cm long
Flower type: Gynoecious, parthenocarpic
Disease resistance: High Resistance: Cucumber Mosaic Virus Race 1, Scab; Intermediate Resistance: Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew
Early, large yields of bitter-free fruit; won’t become bitter if left on the vine. Great for high tunnel production and gardens lacking pollinators. Vigorous vines, best when trellised. Cylindrical, dark green gherkins with white spines are perfect for pickling and fresh eating. Best in-ground.

Direct sow to finish: 2 to 4 weeks; 6 to 8 weeks in tubs