Cucumber, West India Burr Gherkin

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65 Days. A super funky cucumber relative great for kids’ gardens, snacking, and pickling! Believed to be native to Africa and introduced to the Caribbean and eventually the U.S. in the 1700s. Pickled and boiled by the colonists in Jamaica, and a favorite of 3rd president Thomas Jefferson who was known to be a lover of pickled gherkins. Very beautiful long vines and hundreds of small tasty fruit. Grows well in hot, humid weather. Yields better than any other cucumber. Will not cross with traditional cucumbers.

  • Full Sun
  • Sprouts in 7-14 Days
  • Seed Depth: 1/2"
  • Ideal Temperature: 70-90 F
  • Plant Spacing: 18-36" 
  • Frost Hardy: No
  • Cucumis anguria

Growing Tips: Needs abundant soil moisture and rich soil. Some afternoon shade is beneficial in hottest summer weather. Trellis growing saves space. Harvest frequently to maintain production.

Availability: In stock
Minimum Seed Count: 25
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