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Gherkns (Cornichons) Industry @ a Glance 

  • Gherkins, like other processed vegetables from the group of pickles, are mainly eaten together with meat and meat products, either as a side-dish or in sandwiches.
  • Gherkins are available in different seasonings and sizes and reflect the variations in taste of European consumers.
  • The German "Gurken", for example, are larger in size than the "cornichons" available in France and are also marketed in slices.The seasoning is "sweet-and-sour", whereas the gherkins sold in France usually do not contain any added sugar and are sold whole.
  • There are six different sizes of gherkins available on the market, with the smaller sizes mostly available through retail outlets and the larger used in the food industry and the catering sector.
  • India exported 2,51,182.96 MT of Cucumber & Gherkins, worth Rs. 1,202.40 crores during the year 2014-15 with major destinations being Russia, US, France, Belgium and Spain.


  • Cucurbit Crops
  • Cucumbers
  • Cucumber Types and Terminology


  • Cucurbit - Production Guide
  • Cucumber growing, harvesting, and post harvesting practices
  • Economics of gherkin production
  • Production of Rijk Zwaan Gherkin Varieties
  • Gherkin Contract Farming
  • Nutritional recommendations for
    Cucumber in open fields, tunnels and greenhouse
  • Growing Cucumbers in Greenhouses
  • Greenhouse Cucumber Production
  • Greenhouse conditions on growth and yield of cucumber plant


  • Pickling Cucucmber
  • Preserving Cucumbers
  • Codex Standard for Pickled Cucumbers
  • Gherkin processing in India
  • Pickled Cucumber and Gherkins in Germany
  • United States Standards for Grades of Pickles
  • Processing Machinery
  • Machinery to process
  • Processing, grading Filling machinery
  • Complete Production Line

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Case Study

  • The Indian Gherkin Project
  • Contract Farming of Gherkin in India
  • Turkish Gherkins
  • Indian gherkin growers to reduce pesticide use
  • Spreewald Gurke


  • Gherkins with Vinygar

India Market Scenario

  • Food products of India
  • Production & Exports
  • Exports from India
  • Country wise export data
  • Export Data of pickled cucumber gherkins
  • Export Data of processed gherkins
  • Import Data of gherkins spice flavour
  • Import Data & Prices of gherkin
  • Demand supply gap is leading to increase in exports of gherkins from India

Companies & Products

  • Indian Gherkins exporters association
  • Exporter - India
  • List of Exporters

Global Market Scenario

  • Global Gherkins Market
  • International Marketing
  • Canned fruit & Vegetables in Europe
  • Tiny gherkins in demand
  • Consultant - Market Reports
  • Links to Trade Leads

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