This variety originates from America. The gherkins are dark green with black spines. They are tapered. Very well suited for the use in pickling and salads. They are resistant against CMV. Grow this variety in a greenhouse or hothouse.
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.