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Very RARE Sikkim Cucumber, Himalayan Mountains Cucumber, Khirai – 10 Seeds

$1.99

Very RARE Sikkim Cucumber, Himalayan Mountains Cucumber, Khirai – 10 Seeds

This is the historic cucumber of Sikkim. This variety of cucumber can reach upto 1 kg in weight. This is a very unique fruit & originate from Sikkim, a landlocked Indian state located in the Himalayan mountains.

It’s beautiful cracked stripes & colour made it very unique from the other variety. This cucumber is very delicious and can be eaten raw or cooked and very popular daily menu in the Indian Himalayas families.

This is NOT a HYBRID Cucumber.

Sir Joseph Hooker first discovered it in the eastern Himalayas in 1848. Here states “So abundant were the fruits, that for days together I saw gnawed fruits lying by the natives’ paths by the thousands, and every man, woman and child seemed engaged throughout the day in devouring them.” …. This is one of the most remarkable varieties of the common Cucumber known, and was first botanically noticed by Sir Joseph Hooker, in 1848.” ^

They are very easy to grow & easy to maintain. Best time to sow them after frost. Seeds need min 20°C to germinate. Soak the seeds in water for a few hours before planting and sow them in a sunny, well-drained position. Germinates in 2 weeks.

^ http://sikhim.blogspot.com.au/2009/12/have-you-eaten-sikkim-cucumber.html

Due to quarantine restrictions, seeds can’t be sent to Tasmania.

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