CUCUMBER NATIONAL PICKLER PICKLING CUCUMBERS DOZENS ON EVERY PLANT! $2.80 $2.30

HEIRLOOM NATIONAL PICKLING GHERKINS! SUCCULENT SMALL CUCUMBERS THAT ARE PERFECT TO COOK LIKE ZUCCHINI, PICKLED OR EATEN FRESH ON SALADS! DOZENS ON EVERY VINE! LONG VINE LIFE!

These small and succulent cukes can be pickled, eaten raw, or cooked like zucchini. Try them in the Brazillian stir-fry recipe at the end! These are easy to grow and very prolific with dozens of gherkins on every vine. They can be left to scramble along the ground or grow them up a tee-pee or fence.

Growing gherkins is fun and makes an interesting garden addition for those who love pickles or wish to add interest to soups and stir-fries. They can also be eaten raw like cucumbers. Read about how easy they are to grow and harvest, and try out this recipe for a hot and spicy Brazillian stir-fry, called “Maxixada.”

Hot and Spicy Brazilian Maxixada Recipe
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This dish is eaten over rice or a mixture of rice and beans. Traditionally, it’s cooked with dende oil (red palm oil), but I have substituted olive oil.
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1/4 cup olive oil or mild-flavoured cooking oil
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2 cups onion, chopped
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1.2 KG young, tender gherkins
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1 zucchini peeled and diced
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1 tbsp garlic, minced
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2 cups tomato, chopped
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8 ounces picked cooked crab meat
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1 cup coconut milk
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2 or 3 tbsp chopped Coriander, or to taste
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Zest of half a lime
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Salt and freshly chopped or ground hot pepper to taste (preferably Bahian pimento de cheiro or malagueta)
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Optional garnish: 4 boiled crabs cut in half
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Heat oil in a large sauté pan or skillet and add onion, gherkins and zucchini. Cover and cook 6 minutes over medium heat, then add garlic, tomato, picked crab and coconut milk. Stir and cook uncovered until the tomato is reduced and the sauce turns light orange (about 8 minutes). Add cilantro and lime zest, then season to taste with salt and hot pepper. Once the liquids are well combined and hot (about 5 minutes), serve over rice with hot boiled crabs as a garnish. Serves 4 to 6.
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These seeds are treated, they are coloured pink, do not eat the seeds or use for oil or stock feed. Handle with care.

EACH PLANT GROWS DOZENS OF GHERKINS!

Grow Notes
Plant in well drained, fertile soil in a sunny spot protected from strong winds.

Can be grown on the ground or as a climber on a trellis. A trellis or support structure will help with keeping water on the roots and not the leaves as they are susceptible to Powdery Mildew, so overhead watering should be avoided.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring, after frosts have passed, or early Summer.

Sow at 10mm depth with 40cm plant spacing and 120cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Germination
4- 10 days at 18-35°C

Maturity
55- 60 days.

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Seed Count: 12
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