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West India Burr Gherkins Cucumber (25-35 seeds) (CU107) $2.50
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West India Burr Gherkins Cucumber

         
 
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(Cucumis anguria) 65 days. Not a true cucumber, but used much like it. Will not cross with C. sativus. Very beautiful long vines and hundreds of small tasty fruit. Yields better than any cucumber. These are becoming rare. They do great in hot, humid weather. Introduced to the USA in 1793 from Jamaica; it had been pickled and boiled by the Colonists in Jamaica.

 
West India Burr Gherkins Cucumber
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 7
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

85.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Marsha
Location:
Tucano, FL
Date:
May 16, 2014
          5.0
 
Great cooked
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Practically grows itself

What are the cons? None

Review:

These have naturalized in Brazil, coming up in cow manure. They are always cooked. The spines are scraped from the fruit, which are cut into slices and cooked in coconut milk. Delicious! When the seeds become larger and yellowish, they are past their prime, but animals (chickens,rabbits, pigs, etc.) love them! (I put Florida because the page has no options for overseas reviews- I live in Bahia, Brazil...)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Marsha 16 May 2014

5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bunnyfoofoo9
Location:
Winter Park, FL
Date:
February 4, 2014
          5.0
 
High Yeilding Excellent Flavo
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Grows easy. Likes to climb.

What are the cons? Dies at 35-40 degrees.

Review:

People who say these are too bitter have let them stay on the vine too long. Pick at about 2 inches. If skin is too tough for butter knife to penetrate skin, it is over ripe and should just be used for seeds. You just pop these in your mouth, spikes and all. No need to peeling! Excellent for pickling. Very sweet and refreshing. Spikes on vines and cucumbers keep mammals and birds away. Very disease resistant. Like, if you see leaves with white mold, just pick them off before mold spreads and the vine/veggie should be fine. They grow on a trellis very well. Had cold snap in 2014 January (in zone 9b, 35-40 degrees) and it killed the vine. Loves sun. Don't over water because it draws white mold. Takes a little while to get started, but then climbs like crazy.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Bunnyfoofoo9 4 Feb 2014

4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Okie
Location:
ada, OK
Date:
August 1, 2013
          5.0
 
extremely productive
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Productivity,flavor

What are the cons? none

Review:

Got the seeds from another company and planted one 50 foot row and only four plants came up but them four plant produced so many gherkins we couldn't keep up with picking them and we ran out of people to give them to. Every body just loved them and they made the best pickles iv ever eaten. I will definatly grow them again next year :)they do require a lot of space when grown on the ground they covered a huge area.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Okie 1 Aug 2013

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
South GA grower
Date:
June 22, 2012
          5.0
 
Delicious
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Review:

These gals seem to do a lot better than your standard varieties in the heat and humidity of the deep south. They produce hundreds of fruit. We pick them when they are the size of a small egg and they have great cuke flavor and very few spine problems. Also, they are a great conversation piece for salads.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By South GA grower 22 Jun 2012

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Steffi GA
Date:
September 27, 2011
          5.0
 
Overly Abundant
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Highly recommended for fresh eating and pickling. Here in GA they had like a second growth acceleration starting the end of August; and the little cuties keep on coming. They have a pleasingly mild flavor, which does not ever stress once tummy.

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By Steffi GA 27 Sep 2011

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