Originially developed in Mexico and Central America for its sweet pickled/lemon taste. It bears heavy with 1" fruits that resemble micro watermelons. Kids love them! Excellent trellis plant. Fruits fall right off the vine when ripe.
Cucumber, Mexican Sour Gherkin
- Fruits grow up to 1-2 inches.
- Resembles tiny watermelons.
- Good pickled flavor
- Grows best on a trellis
- 60-70 days
- 25 Seeds/Packet
Planting - Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumbers
Sow seeds outdoors 1" deep after danger of frost.
Plant 6-8 seeds per hill
Thin to 3-4 plants
Prefers full sunlight
Harvesting - Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumbers
Plan harvest in early morning,
Immerse in cold water after harvesting to increase storage life
Best picked between 12-18 inches long and 2 ½ inches in diameter
Use a small serrated knife or another cutting tool, pulling may damage the cucumber and plant.