Mar 19, 2019  Week: 12
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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.

  • 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 are 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

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