Gherkin is commonly known as Cackrey, Maroon Ccucumber, West Indian Gherkin and West Indian Gourd.
It is a thinly stemmed herbaceous vine, which is indigenous to Africa.
Major Gherkin growing countries in the world are Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, New York and United States.
Fruits are the most economically important part of Gherkin cultivation
Gherkins are cultivated mainly in the tropics and subtropics, though it can also succeed in regions of the temperate zone with long, hot summers.
It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 21°C - 28°C.
The plant cannot tolerate frost.
Gherkins prefer a mean annual rainfall in the range 800 - 1,000mm, but tolerates up to 300 - 1,700mm.
Gherkins require a rich, well-drained moisture retentive soil and a warm very sunny position and prefers a pH in the range 6 - 7.5, tolerating 5.5 - 8.3.
Warm, moderate humid conditions are preferable
|Crop Stage||Products||Dosage||Method Of Application||Benefits|
|Basal fertilizer||Geoxol.COM||15 kg / hectare / application with basal fertilizer, if soil organic carbon (more than / equal to 0.5%) and bulk density (less than or equal to 1.6 g / cm3)||Soil Application||Rejuvenates soil for sustainable growth of crops|
|3 weeks after transplanting / sowing||Mycoxol4G||5 g per liter of water||Soil Drenching||Reduces incidence of soil borne diseases, improves availability of phosphorous and other micronutrients|
|Deficiency of Zinc||Nutrin Zn||1 g per liter of water, repeat if required.||Foliar Application||Corrects Zinc deficiency|
|Deficiency of Iron||Nutrin Fe||1 g per liter of water, repeat if required||Foliar Application||Corrects Iron deficiency|
|Vegetative Growth||PeakMAX||2 ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Improves vegetative growth and reduces disease pressure|
|Vegetative Growth||Privid||3ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Promotes vegetative growth|
|Vegetative Growth||Nutrin Combo Liquid||1 ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Optimizes nutritional status|
|Pre-flowering||Amply5||3 ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Triggers flowering|
|Fruit Setting||Silixol OSA||2 ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Improves quality of produce and reduces impact of abiotic stress|
|Fruit development||CalSi-B++||1 g per liter of water||Foliar Application||Corrects nutrient deficiency|
|Fruit development||PeakMAX||2 ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Reduces disease incidence|
|Deficiency of Iron||Nutrin Fe 12%||650 g / hectare / application, if soil Fe (less than 4.5 ppm),repeat application is recommended based on deficiency. Suitable for foliar sprays for crops grown on all types of soil.||Foliar spray||Corrects Iron deficiency|
|Deficiency of Iron||Nutrin Fe EDDHA 6%||2.5-5.0 kg / hectare / application, if soil Fe (less than 4.5 ppm),repeat application is recommended based on deficiency. Suitable for calcerous soils with pH above 7.5||Soil application||Corrects Iron deficiency|
|Deficiency of Boron||Nutrin Boron 20%||650 g / hectare / application, if soil Fe (less than 25 ppm),repeat application is recommended based on deficiency||Foliar spray||Corrects Boron deficiency|
|After 15-20 days of crop establishment||Mycoxol 4G||500 g/hectare/application, if soil pH (less than or equal to 7.5) and availble P (more than 15 kg/ha) - if fertigation is available||Soil application||Reduces incidence of soil borne diseases, improves availability of phosphorous and other micronutrients|
|After 15-20 days of crop establishment||Mycoxol Granules||10-20 Kg/ha/application, depending upon soil properties - if crop is on flood irrigation||Soil application||Reduces incidence of soil borne diseases, improves availability of phosphorous and other micronutrients|
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