Gagon is a rare Buthanese cucumber that thrives in northern climates. It is a great cucumber for eating raw or pickling when it is immature and green. When mature, it is very similar to the more common Indian variety ‘Poona Kheera’, but is darker-skinned, much bigger and taste like melon. The Gagon cucumber can be eaten raw, pickled or cooked in chutneys.
Scientific Name: Cucumis sativus var sativus
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 23C
Germination time in days: 4-10 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 92 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: rich in organic matter, well drained, fertile
Sowing and cultivation: Sow seeds indoors 6 weeks before last frost if you will be growing them in a heated greenhouse.Sow cucumber seeds on their side, 1–2 cm deep, in small pots. Keep them at 21°C . Or Sow directly outside after the last chance of frost has passed and the soil temperature is at 21 C. It is recommended to give the plant support.