Hokus is a delicious flavoured, organicly grown, light green, non bitter gherkin variety and it can be grown outside on a sunny plot with some shelter against the wind. Harvest regularly to enhance the growth and remove thick fruits, because they can't be pickled. This variety has a good resistance against mildew. Hokus can be harvested for a very long time. Use Hokus pickled with vinegar and herbs whole or sliced. Also very delicious in a fresh summer salad.
juni - september
Indoor sowing: from april
Outdoor sowing: from may
Germination temp.: 20 - 22°C
Germination: 3 - 5 days
Sowing depth: 1 - 1½ cm
Transplanting seedlings: At least 3 weeks after sowing
Plant spacing: 1 m²
Plant position: sunny and sheltered
Days till harvest: 55 - 65
Sow indoors from april in individual pots. Sow 1 - 1½ cm deep in moist soil. Transplant the seedlings outdoors after 2 or 3 weeks, when there's no longer any danger of frosts. Gherkin seedling roots are very fragile, so be careful. Gherkins need a sheltered and sunny spot or put them in a greenhouse.
Sow outdoors from may, when there's no longer any danger of frosts. Pick a sheltered and very sunny spot or put them in a greenhouse. Sow 1 seed about 1 - 1½ cm deep in individual pots. Keep moist and weedfree. Transplant the seedlings to bigger pots, when they're large enough to handle. Be careful with the tender roots.
Harvest the gherkins by cutting of the fruits with a knife. Water them extra during dry spells because they need a lot of water during growth. They can be preserved with vinegar and herbs.