Adam Gherkin Cucumber F1
- 47-50 days. Extremely productive European picklling cucumber. Grows 3”-5” in length.
- Parthenocarpic and gynoecious it sets well in cool weather and continues setting over the entire season.
- Short productive plants produce volumes of crisp & sweet early, dark-green fruits suitable for both pickling and fresh eating.
Disease resistance to powdery mildew and scab. Pollination is unnecessary, excellent variety for home greenhouse.
Planting Directions: Sow seed in spring after all danger of frost is past and the soil temperature is between 60° to 95°. Plant seed 1/2” to 1” deep in hills of 4-6 seeds spaced 2-3’ apart. Prepare the soil in early spring incorporating rich compost or a general garden fertilizer as soil requires. Sow transplants indoors 4 weeks before setting out in the garden. Cucumber is a warm weather vegetable requring constant soil temperatures of 70° to 80°. Regular, generous watering after the blossoms appear boosts yields and produces uniform, non-bitter fruits. Trellis for straighter cucumbers and better production.
Parthenocarpy involves fruit formation, without seed formation. In other words, it is the formation of fruit without being fertilized which results in a seedless fruit
Gynoecious means that this cucumber was bred to produce more female flowers thus increasing the production of cucumbers.