My overall Pinetree shopping experience was favorable.
As for the sour gherkin cucumber purchase, my first planting attempt yielded zero plants. I saw no signs of any seed germination. In fairness, the seeds were planted outside and we did have a cool spring. I reordered (Pinetree honorably sent another packet of seeds gratis) and tried again. This was the end of June. This time a couple of seeds did grow but the overall germination % was very low...only two plants from a packet of seeds.
Now that I am harvesting, they sure are a cute little fruit. An interesting novelty.