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  • Cucumber - West Indian Gherkin


    (Cucumis anguria) - Certified Organic Seed - Grown at Greenpatch Organic Seeds

    West Indian Gherkin produces green 5cm diameter fruits, soft spines on outside, sweet and juicy when young. Harvest cucumbers whole when young for pickling as whole gherkins.

    How to Grow

    West Indian Gherkin grows best in fertile well drained soil receiving full sun. It will also handle poorer conditions. Improve soil with manures, compost or fertilisers before planting. Sow seeds direct in the garden or in pots then transplant to the garden at 5cm high. When sowing cover seed with 1cm of soil and keep moist until germinated. Space 40cm apart giving them enough room to run freely. Cucumbers will begin to set after 60-80 days.

    Tip: Ensure you don't fertilize too heavily with nitrogen or over water as this will promote excess leaf growth. This also tends to promote male flowers but no female flowers which are needed for fruit production.

    Sow Spring-Summer direct in the garden or in pots

    Packet contains approx 35 seeds.

    80 days to harvest

    45 seed per gram


    Fruit is typically pickled whole as a gherkin. Pick young for tender texture and mild flavour.