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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 fruit is immature and green, it makes 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:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 7
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

71.4% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Katynebr
Location:
Lincoln, NE, United States
Date:
August 19, 2019
          4.0
 
Complete 180.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Grows big quickly

What are the cons? Takes so long to set fruit

Review:

Update: I have cucumbers and one is huge (went from zero to several pounds in 10 days) I would recommend growing these but with a warning. I have done a 180 & will be growing this next yearm

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Katynebr
Location:
Lincoln, NE, United States
Date:
August 7, 2019
          2.0
 
All male flowers
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Vigorous, fast growing plant

What are the cons? Low production

Review:

Fast growing, hardy plant with loads of blooms...all of them male. I have no idea if/when this plant will set fruit. I started it indoors, since I’m in Nebraska, and transplanted the.beginning of May, It’s now early August and nothing but male flowers. I wish Baker Creek would have mentioned this in the description so I would know not to try this variety in zone 5b. I do see some of the reviews mention the low production now.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mike
Location:
Middletown, RI, United States
Date:
August 7, 2019
          2.0
 
No fruit
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Grows fast

What are the cons? No fruit

Review:

Even though the plants have grown beautifully up to eight feet up a trellis, there has been no fruits. It has plenty of blooms that the bees love, no fruit. I wouldn’t plant again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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8 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Carleton
Location:
Lexington, KY, United States
Date:
January 10, 2019
          5.0
 
Easiest thing Ive ever grown.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Ease of growth. Edibility.

What are the cons? None

Review:

Planted 4 seeds in the ground, hoping for 2 plants. I had 100% germination rate and had to pick the two healthiest looking plants. I let them grow up a trellis and do their thing. I harvested the younger cucumbers while still green. In my opinion, the were crisper and had a better flavor than any other cucumber that I've ever grown. It didn't take long for them to grow. One of the easiest things I've ever grown with an enormous return on your seed investment.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Zintis
Location:
Livingston Manor, NY, United States
Date:
December 28, 2018
          5.0
 
Really special
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Fantastic cucumber "quality"

What are the cons? Low fruit production

Review:

Even at it's largest size (easily several pounds) the flesh is crisp. Make a great salad, not at all soggy. Keep very well in the fridge so one fruit can provide a good week of eating. They are even tastier at smaller sizes. Drawbacks for me were very low germination (2 out of 10) and apparently most blossoms are male, hence a very low fruit set in relation to the number of blooms. I didn't realize that the seeds could be planted into cool soil, and will also start a couple in peat pots for earlier production.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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