PlantsCucumbers→Cucumber (Cucumis sativus 'Artist')

Also sold as:
Artist Gherkin
Artist Hybrid

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Uses: Vegetable
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Various insects

Outer skin feels like handling a hedgehog, but the spines are ver

Photo gallery:
Location: Magnolia, TexasDate: 2021-06-16Outer skin feels like handling a hedgehog, but the spines are ver
By kittriana
Give a thumbs up
Location: Magnolia, TexasDate: June 2021Lots of female flowers even from main stem
By kittriana
Give a thumbs up
Location: Magnolia, TexasDate: 2021-06-16Gherkin seeds were labeled Artist Hybrid, fairly uniform in size,
By kittriana
Give a thumbs up
Location: Magnolia, TexasDate: June 2021Airy vine, not as aggressive a grower as many cucumis, still grow
By kittriana
Give a thumbs up

Comments:
Posted by kittriana (Magnolia, Tx - Zone 9a) on Jun 17, 2021 11:01 PM

Artist Hybrid / Gherkin Fine spined gherkins resemble handling a small hedgehog, but the skin is tender, the taste is not bitter -raw or pickled. This fruit is parthenocarpic ( does not require pollination), fairly consistent in size, and is highly resistant to Cucumber Mosaic Virus, with additional resistance to other common cucumber diseases. The vines are indeterminate in length. Seeds will probably NOT come true to the parent plant.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Cucumber sativus Artisan by kittriana Jun 17, 2021 10:46 PM 13

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Cucumbers Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Cucumbers (Cucumis sativus)

« The Cucumbers Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by Fleur569 and is called "Window View of Autumn"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.