What are Gherkins?
Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) and Gherkin (Cucumis anguria) are cucurbitaceous vegetables. They are related but have different cultivar groups. In India, Gherkins are grown only in the South, where the ideal soil type and desirable temperatures of not less than 15 degrees Centigrade and not more than 35 degrees Centigrade. These conditions which are prevalent throughout the year, render this region ideal to take up three crops of gherkins annually.
We usually take up sowings only in the two main season: 1. January to March – Winter Crop 2. June to September – Summer crop