Plant description and unique characteristics:

Good for pickling and eating fresh, the green cucumbers have prominent black spines on the skin. Plants grow and produce quickly. Harvest the fruits while small at around 50 days for pickling, or when larger at around 67 days for slicing and eating fresh. The fruits have firm flesh and are very uniform in shape. Well adapted to container and raised bed gardening.

Has resistance to scab and cucumber mosaic virus. Tolerant of powdery mildew.
Has resistance to scab and cucumber mosaic virus. Tolerant of powdery mildew.
Full Sun

LIGHT
REQUIREMENT

N/A

DAYS TO
GERMINATION

N/A

PLANT
SPACING

54" by 18"

PLANT SIZE
AT HARVEST

Loam

SOIL TYPE

Seed History and Growing Tips

A French heirloom. Used in the late 1800s primarily for pickling as gherkins. It was listed for the first time in a US catalogue in 1892.

Growing Tips

Seeds should be down when the soil has warmed to 70 Fahrenheit. Sow seeds every 6 inches and thinned to 12 inches apart when seedlings are 2 inches high.

Crop Traits

CROP SIZE AT HARVEST: 3"
CROP YIELD PER PLANT:
COLOR AT HARVEST: Green
FLAVOR: Sweet
TEXTURE:

Additional Information

Crop Yield Notes:
20 to 25 fruits per plant

Seed grown in:

Occidental, United States

Latitude 38.4°, Longitude -123°

Mediterranean Climate

The Mediterranean climate is characterized by warm dry summers and mild, wet winters. As a result, areas with this climate receive almost all of their precipitation during their winter, autumn and spring seasons, and may go anywhere from 4 to 6 months during the summer without having any significant precipitation.