Commercially introduced by us in the U.S.
Phonetically pronounced: chan-gel-kooy (‘g’ as in good)
Once a very popular farmers’ market heirloom, nowadays, Çengelköy is a very rare cucumber due to gentrification and loss of city gardens. This Turkish heirloom produces small, crunchy, and sweet fruits. No need to peel the skin! Best when picked at 4”-5”of length. Small plants keep producing for two months after the first harvest. 65-70 days to maturity.
Packet has 20 seeds
Katherine M. (verified owner) –
Our garden facing the ocean directly at an elevation of 27 ft. Cucurbitaceae plants in general suffered and did not produce abundantly. I do not feel the quality f the seed had anything to do with those results, but cannot say if it would do well in another setting. This was our first year growing in this location. We look forward to future experiements with this seed elsewhere.