Joyfirst
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Can gherkins and cucumbers crosspolinate?

I am reading bits online, that says cucumbers and gherkins are not the same, so my question is-can they cross or can I save my seeds?

Joyfirst
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Okey, just did some research and regular cucumbers will not cross with Mexican Sour gherkins or with West India Burr gherkins. I still have a question though - will these two gherkins cross with each other? I would think not, because they look totally different(their leaves and stems), but I would like to know for sure. :D

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will these two gherkins cross with each other?
No.
Gardening at 5000 feet elevation, zone 4/5 Northern Utah, Frost free from May 25 to September 8 +/-

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