Gherkin 'Hokus' - Seed

Cucumis - sativus - 'Hokus'
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Very good quality gherkin!

Gherkin 'Hokus' (Cucumis sativus) is a gherkin variety in a lovely green colour that is excellent for outdoor cultivation as long as it has a sunny, sheltered site. 'Hokus' is a popular gherkin that grows easily and has a long harvest period.
Extra info-
Latin name Cucumis - sativus - 'Hokus'
Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee
Green stayer No
Leafs all year No
Hardy plants No
Self polinating Yes
Edible Yes
Scented Not Scented
Grafted No
Cutting flowers No
Harvesting July - September

Harvesting

July - September

Planting+
Gherkin seeds require no previous treatment. You could steep them for 12 hours in lukewarm water to speed up the germination process.
Care+
Your gherkin plants can go in the garden or in the greenhouse, once all chance of frost has passed and night temps. are above 15° C, preferably at least 18° C. They can also be grown in pots on the patio. They should be hardened off before moving outdoors – let them acclimatise by standing them in the shade for one hour longer every day for a week. Then replant in a larger planter, three to a pot. A climbing frame will be needed and the pot should be stood in a warm, sheltered spot in full sun.
The choice is yours, whether you want your plants to creep or climb. Climbers are preferred as the fruit is then off the ground where they are prone to rot. Use straw on the ground it you let them creep. Fit large gauge chicken wire from one end of the row to the other if allowing to climb. One and a quarter metres should be high enough and the shoots will attach themselves. Tip: place the chicken wire before you plant!
Gherkins plants are fast growers, give even results and respond well to fertilizer by using for instance Bakker's flowering plants fertiliser, or Bakker's tomato fertiliser. Water a little extra in dry periods and keep the bed free of weeds. Pull up the weeds instead of hoeing to avoid damaging the gherkin roots (gherkin roots do not go deep). The plants will thank you for your care.
Specifics+
Gherkins are not really climbers and tend to creep first although they do grab on to anything that might help them climb. Take a good look, the tendrils resemble an old-fashioned telephone cable that suddenly starts winding the other way - this is how they move as they do.
Description-

Very good quality gherkin!

Gherkin 'Hokus' (Cucumis sativus) is a gherkin variety in a lovely green colour that is excellent for outdoor cultivation as long as it has a sunny, sheltered site. 'Hokus' is a popular gherkin that grows easily and has a long harvest period.
Extra info-
Latin name Cucumis - sativus - 'Hokus'
Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee
Green stayer No
Leafs all year No
Hardy plants No
Self polinating Yes
Edible Yes
Scented Not Scented
Grafted No
Cutting flowers No
Harvesting July - September

Harvesting

July - September

Planting+
Gherkin seeds require no previous treatment. You could steep them for 12 hours in lukewarm water to speed up the germination process.
Care+
Your gherkin plants can go in the garden or in the greenhouse, once all chance of frost has passed and night temps. are above 15° C, preferably at least 18° C. They can also be grown in pots on the patio. They should be hardened off before moving outdoors – let them acclimatise by standing them in the shade for one hour longer every day for a week. Then replant in a larger planter, three to a pot. A climbing frame will be needed and the pot should be stood in a warm, sheltered spot in full sun.
The choice is yours, whether you want your plants to creep or climb. Climbers are preferred as the fruit is then off the ground where they are prone to rot. Use straw on the ground it you let them creep. Fit large gauge chicken wire from one end of the row to the other if allowing to climb. One and a quarter metres should be high enough and the shoots will attach themselves. Tip: place the chicken wire before you plant!
Gherkins plants are fast growers, give even results and respond well to fertilizer by using for instance Bakker's flowering plants fertiliser, or Bakker's tomato fertiliser. Water a little extra in dry periods and keep the bed free of weeds. Pull up the weeds instead of hoeing to avoid damaging the gherkin roots (gherkin roots do not go deep). The plants will thank you for your care.
Specifics+
Gherkins are not really climbers and tend to creep first although they do grab on to anything that might help them climb. Take a good look, the tendrils resemble an old-fashioned telephone cable that suddenly starts winding the other way - this is how they move as they do.
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Extra info-
Latin name Cucumis - sativus - 'Hokus'
Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee
Green stayer No
Leafs all year No
Hardy plants No
Self polinating Yes
Edible Yes
Scented Not Scented
Grafted No
Cutting flowers No
Harvesting July - September

Harvesting

July - September

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