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Gherking Cucumber Pickling

Gherking Cucumber
Grower Information

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.

Idea & Tips: The use of mulch can speed up growth by conserving soil moisture and maintaining a high soil temperature. Water deeply once a week, applying at least one inch of water. Apply an all-purpose vegetable garden fertilizer when your plant begins to set fruit. When planning the garden, consider growing cucumbers vertically on a trellis, fence or other support.
Days to Harvest: 50 - 60
Fruit Size: 3.5 x 0.25  to  0.35 in. (9 x 1 cm), 1  to  1.5 oz. (28  to  43 g)
Grower Information: Plants produce early, large yields of great-tasting 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.

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Cucumber Gherking Container