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CUCUMBER - West Indian Gerkin

CUCUMBER - West Indian Gerkin

OP Open Pollinated
HL Heirloom

(25 seeds)

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Ancient heritage variety for the perfect pickles

When you’re looking for superior disease resistance, a departure from hybrids to heritage varieties can be a fruitful choice. The West Indian Gherkin is a Read More

When you’re looking for superior disease resistance, a departure from hybrids to heritage varieties can be a fruitful choice. The West Indian Gherkin is a great example of this. The plants are believed to have originated in Africa, later spreading to the US through the slave trade. Although the fruits are small, the plants bear prolifically, and the little fruits are just the right size for pickling and preserving.

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Days to Harvest

60 days

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun|Part Shade

Watering

Heavy

Plant Spacing

50cm

Plant Height

As per support

Additional Features

Cuisine, Direct-Sow Seeds, Edible, Heirloom

  • Product Details

    Common Name: CUCUMBER - West Indian Gerkin

    Seeds Per Packet: Approx 25

    Days to Harvest: 60 days

    Watering: Heavy

    Plant Spacing: 50cm

    Row Spacing: 75cm

    Companion Plants: Beans, Corn, Okra, Peas, Radish

    Additional Features: Cuisine, Direct-Sow Seeds, Edible, Heirloom

    Scientific Name: Cucumis anguria

    Germination Time: 7-14 days

    Position/Sunlight: Full Sun|Part Shade

    Plant Height: As per support

    Cool/Mountain Sow: Aug-Sep

    Arid Sow: Jul-Sep

    Temperate Sow: All year

    Sub-Tropical Sow: Sep-Feb

    Tropical Sow: Jul-Aug

  • Growing Information

    How to Sow

    If you live in a frosty area, wait till the last frosts are over or start your lemon cucumbers in pots in a protected spot. Don’t disturb the roots when you transplant. Cover lightly with growing medium and don’t let them dry out.

    How to Harvest

    When your cucumbers start showing their yellow marbled colour, they’re ready to pick. Use a sharp secateurs or pair of scissors to avoid harming your vine.

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How to Sow

If you live in a frosty area, wait till the last frosts are over or start your lemon cucumbers in pots in a protected spot. Don’t disturb the roots when you transplant. Cover lightly with growing medium and don’t let them dry out.

How to Harvest

When your cucumbers start showing their yellow marbled colour, they’re ready to pick. Use a sharp secateurs or pair of scissors to avoid harming your vine.

Common Name: CUCUMBER - West Indian Gerkin

Seeds Per Packet: Approx 25

Days to Harvest: 60 days

Watering: Heavy

Plant Spacing: 50cm

Row Spacing: 75cm

Companion Plants: Beans, Corn, Okra, Peas, Radish

Additional Features: Cuisine, Direct-Sow Seeds, Edible, Heirloom

Scientific Name: Cucumis anguria

Germination Time: 7-14 days

Position/Sunlight: Full Sun|Part Shade

Plant Height: As per support

Cool/Mountain Sow: Aug-Sep

Arid Sow: Jul-Sep

Temperate Sow: All year

Sub-Tropical Sow: Sep-Feb

Tropical Sow: Jul-Aug

2 reviews For CUCUMBER - West Indian Gerkin

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J
Jessica O.

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