Week 20 – May 18, 2021

Plant Information

Gherking Cucumber

  • Gherking Cucumber - Bloom
  • Gherking Cucumber - Container
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Cucumis sativus

Common Name: Gherkin/Pickling Cucumber, European Pickler

Hardiness Degree: 41°F (5.0°C)

Blooming Season: Summer

Plant Habit: Climbing

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Spacing: 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)

Height: 6 - 12" (15 - 30cm)

Width: 48 - 72" (122 - 183cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Early, large yields of bitter-free fruit that won’t become bitter if left on the vine. Vigorous vines are best when trellised. Cylindrical, dark green gherkins with white spines are perfect for pickling and fresh eating. Best in-ground.

Grower Information:

  • 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.