Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber Seeds
Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumbers CU79-20

Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber Seeds

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SKU CU79-20
$4.00 $3.75
Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: Mexico Mexico
Planting Instructions
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75 days. Melothria scabra. Open Pollinated. Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber. The plant produces heavy yields of 1 to 2" long cucumbers that look like miniature watermelons. They have the sweet cucumber flavor, followed by a surprising sourness, which leads you to believe they are already pickled! Perfect for salads, snacks, and pickling. They fall off the vines when ripe. This cucumber grows best if grown on trellis or stakes. The most cold tolerant of all cucumbers will continue to produce until the first frost. Perfect for container gardening, hanging baskets, or small gardens where space is very limited. Also known as the Cucamelon and Mouse Melon. An heirloom from Mexico and Central America.

Lot No: 74384

Germination: 80%

Test Date: 04/24

Seeds Per Pound: 160,000

Plant Height: Vine Type Plant

Planting Season: Spring/Late Summer

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun/Partial Shade

Planting Method: Indoor Sow/Direct Sow

Pickling Cucumbers
Cucumis sativus

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1 1/2"65 F to 75 F 7 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A Hills 18" Apart 7 ft Hills 18" Apart50 - 70 days
Pickling Cucumber Seed Planting Information:

Cucumbers don't do well if roots are disturbed, so it is best to plant seeds directly in the garden. Plant your seeds in soil, 2 to 3 weeks after last frost, when soil and air temperature is at least 60 F. Thin so there are 4 plants per hill. Cucumbers can also be grown in rows instead of hills, spacing 24" apart in rows 24 - 36" apart. Trellised plants can be grown as close as 10" apart. Cucumbers only take 55 to 65 days to maturity, so you can have multiple harvest by growing 2 to 3 weeks apart. Plants grow 1 ft tall and vines spread up to 6 ft.

Warning: Do not plant in cold wet soil or you may experience poor germination!

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

The soil should be continuously moist. Water well during dry and hot spells. Make sure plants get ½" water per week.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Periodically apply Miracle Gro.

Harvest Tips:

Snip the stems with garden scissors when cucumbers are 2" long for pickling varieties. Harvesting frequently encourages more production. Pick daily to prevent fruit from becoming too large. Over ripe cucumbers will have a bitter taste.

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