Aka spelled as Nezhinsky, I used the spelling that came with my seed from Ukraine. This heirloom cucumber originated in the city of Nezhin, Chernihiv, Ukraine. A pickling cucumber with firm, crunchy texture. Holds up well in brine and makes perfect pickles and good canning cucumber. Has a long shelf life after picking. Very drought and disease resistant. I was bombarded with them, super productive. Mid season. On average they are 4-5 inches.