Mexican Sour Gherkin

Specialty Cucumber - Mexican Sour Gherkin

5 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

Melothria scabra

A rampant yet delicate vine producing dozens of 1″ green and white fruit that will delight children and adults alike. Great for pickling whole and snacking on straight from the vine. Trellis for best harvest.
These crisp juicy fruits seem to sit around lazily on the ground, just waiting to plucked because nothing quenches the thirst on a hot day in late July quite like a cucumber. While most people are familiar with the common dark green slicer cukes, they actually come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and even colors. Any cucumber can be pickled, but some varieties are bred for uniformity and girth and are specifically labeled for pickling. Slicers, which are mostly eaten fresh, are thinner and longer with some that can even grow up to two feet if given the opportunity. Nutrients: vitamins A, C, K, B6, folate, thiamin, potassium, magnesium.(0.2 Gram Packet)
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Product Description

Average Seed / oz Seed / 100′ Row Average Yield / 100′ Row Days to Harvest
10000 1/2 oz 10 lb 70
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
After Last Frost 60-90°F Full Sun Frost Sensitive
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Transplant or Direct Seed 1/4″ 1″ 65
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
6″ 6-14 Annual 4-6 years
Direct seed or transplant cucumbers into warm, fertile soil after danger of frost has passed. Grow in full sun. Succession plant for continuous harvest. Longer vines can be trellised to save space in smaller gardens. Plant Seeds: 1/2"deep with 2" between seed in rows 3-4' apart. Soil Temp: 60-90 F. Days to Sprout: 4-13. Thin To/Mature Plant Spacing: 6". Companions: bush beans, brassicas, eggplant, nasturtium, sunflower and onions. Seeds/Oz: 1000. Seed Wt./100' Row: 1/2oz. Yield/100' row: 120lbs. Days to Harvest: 55-65. Seed Viability: 5-7 years.

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Weight 1 g

0.2 grams – Packet

1 review for Mexican Sour Gherkin

  1. 5 out of 5


    Easy to start, prolific, beautiful vine. Delicious raw and pickled. Everyone is curious about them and love to pick and taste!

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