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Gagon Cucumber (10 seeds) (WW194) $4.00
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Gagon Cucumber

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This rare Bhutanese cucumber thrives in cool northern climates, but also stands up to intense heat and humidity. It was collected in 1981 at a farmstore in the Trongsa district village of Poengenang, roughly in the geographical center of Bhutan. When fruits are immature and green they make a great cucumber for raw eating or pickling. When mature, it resembles the more common Indian variety ‘Poona Kheera’, but is darker-skinned, much bigger (up to 20” long in our experience), but still quite tasty. The flesh of the mature fruit is reminiscent of melons (which are cousins of cucumbers after all), and can be eaten raw, pickled, or turned into a delicious chutney. The flesh of the ripe fruit is traditionally cooked in Bhutan. For seed-savers, it’s refreshing to find a cucumber that is still useful once seeds are fully ripe. Watching these giants develop on the vine is one of the joys of summer! A portion of each sale is donated to Dr William Woys Weaver and Roughwood Seed Collection.
Gagon Cucumber
Overall Rating:
Number of Reviews: 1
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

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19 out of 23 people found the following review helpful:

Bloomington, IL, United States
July 29, 2017
These can get big
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

What are the pros? The size of the fruit

What are the cons? Number of fruit


Probably sacrifice quantity for quality. Also number of fruit may have been adversely affected by it being my first year in the garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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