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Gherkin 'Diamant' F1 Hybrid

Cucumis sativus, Ridge Cucumber

Half-hardy Annual

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An early ripening and prolific cropping gherkin, producing short, firm fleshed, tasty fruits ideal for pickling, or used in salads. Has both downy and powdery mildew tolerance so the healthy plants produce fruits over a long season.

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden, greenhouse, conservatory
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Sowing Months:
March, April, May, June
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (5 gherkin seeds)

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    • Despatch: by Monday
    • £2.99
Sow March-June to grow indoors or April-May for outdoors. Sow seed 13mm (0.5in) deep in 75cm (3in) pots of good seed compost Place in a propagator or seal container in a polythene bag and place at 21-25C (70-77F) until after germination, which usually takes about 7 days. Can also be sown direct outdoors once the soil has warmed and all risk of frost has passed, 2cm (0.25in) deep 90cm (36in) apart and in rows 90cm (36in) apart.

Gradually acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions for a few days before planting out after any risk of frost has passed, 90cm (36in) apart each way. Do not remove the male flowers. Plant in a moist, rich, well drained soil or into Growbags. If growing outdoors allow to trail along the qround or can be supported on netting. If growing under glass ensure no 'all female' varieties being grown to avoid any cross pollination.

Feed with potash fertiliser once fruiting commences.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. Poor value

    By Natalia Ingham 16-05-2016

    Did not try taste yet, but three geminated seeds out of five is a poor result. Every seed cost 60p.

    Anne
    17-05-2016

    Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. At your earliest convenience please contact our Customer Care Department at ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be more than happy to look into this further for you.

  2. Plenty to pickle!

    By Kerry Law 30-01-2014

    Great tasting as cucumber and produced plenty to pickle as well. Will definitely grow again this year but will try outdoors as plants take over the greenhouse!

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