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CUCUMBER National Pickling Gherkin

Cucumis sativus

Stock: Available

$3.70

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Characteristics: Annual creeping vine

Seed per packet: Approx 15

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An early ripening and prolific cropping heirloom gherkin, producing short, firm fleshed, tasty fruits ideal for pickling, or used in salads.

Pick them small at 5cm (2") for pickling or 10 cm (4") for slicing.

Has both downy and powdery mildew tolerance so the plants produce fruits over a long season.

Adaptable to most good garden soils that is well-drained in a sunny position; provide adequate food and water.

Tropical: Spring & Autumn
Temperate: Spring & Summer.
Cool climate: Late Spring & Summer

Sow: 1cm deep
Best sown direct in a sunny well drained position 3-4 seeds in a mound. Thin to the strongest two plants in each mound.
Plant space: 30cm
Row Space: 100 cm
Germination: 6-10 days
Maturity: 6-8 weeks

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