Commercially introduced by us in the U.S.
Phonetically pronounced: keel-ees
This cucumber hails us from Kilis, a town in South-Central Turkey, on the border with Syria. Productive plants have short vines, and yield small, crunchy fruits with lovely scent and excellent, sweet flavor. Kilis definitely has pickling qualities; however, it is joyful to eat it fresh as well. This is an early variety.