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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:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 11
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

72.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
debstar
Location:
Hart, MI, United States
Date:
September 8, 2019
          2.0
 
Disappointed
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful vines, many flowers

What are the cons? Not one cucumber

Review:

Beautiful large plants. So many flowers. I anticipated a nice crop. Not one single cucumber. Bees loved the flowers but not worth it to plant again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
DA
Location:
Federal Way, WA, United States
Date:
September 5, 2019
          2.0
 
I will try again next year
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Germinate easily from seed

What are the cons? Do not transplant well

Review:

I recommend sowing these seeds in the ground. They do not transplant well and your beautiful plant will die. Like other reviews, I also had a plant that produced male flowers. It then withered away and died.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mike SoCal grower
Location:
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Date:
September 1, 2019
          5.0
 
These will surprise
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? Slow at first

Review:

Like other reviewers, I thought these were a bust. I started under grow lights and moved them outdoors and into tur ground sometime in June next to a trellis. I was excited to see blossoms a few weeks later, but they all seemed to be male blossoms. They attracted deligent bees everyday moving from one flower to the next, but nothing. It’s s now sept 1 and the second cucumber is growing, with anotheron its way. It seems like it’s just getting started. It’s at least 10 feet long. Seems to get to a certain size and end of the summer before it starts to give fruit. Excited to see how big these get. Will definitely grow these again!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Josh
Location:
Deansboro, NY, United States
Date:
August 25, 2019
          5.0
 
Worth the wait
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Great taste. Disease resistant

What are the cons? Takes awhile to get going

Review:

Started these under lights early May in zone 5b. They took awhile to get producing but; once they start they grow fast. Great taste. Very crisp. Tolerate early season cold. Children love them. Will definitely continue to grow for years to come.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 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
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