Cucumber Pickling Gherkin


Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus

Traditional, early maturing gherkin, for pickling whole or sliced. Good yields throughout the summer.

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How To Grow

Sow 12mm (½”) deep, direct in final position. Sow 2 or 3 seeds in clumps, later thinning to the strongest seedling. Allow 40-50cm (16-

20”) between clumps. When young plants have 5 or 6 leaves, pinch out growing tips to encourage growth of side shoots. Keep well watered. Seedlings emerge 6-10 days.

When To Plant

South Island: Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

North Island: Jan, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec


8-10 weeks