A great cucumber variety from Russia for pickling
The Early Russian Pickling Cucumber or gherkin is a Russian heirloom rustic, vigorous variety of cucumber. This variety produces short and fat green cucumbers with dark spiky skin and a firm and crunchy flesh that are best picked young. This variety is very productive and the flavor is subtle.
Scientific Name: Cucumis sativus
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 23C
Germination time in days: 4-10 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 90 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.