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West India Burr Gherkins Cucumber
  • West India Burr Gherkins Cucumber
  • West India Burr Gherkins Cucumber
  • West India Burr Gherkins Cucumber
 
  • West India Burr Gherkins Cucumber
  • West India Burr Gherkins Cucumber
  • West India Burr Gherkins Cucumber

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West India Burr Gherkins Cucumber (25-35 seeds) (CU107) $3.00

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West India Burr Gherkins Cucumber

         
 
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(Cucumis anguria) A super funky cucumber relative great for kids’ gardens, snacking and pickling! Believed to be native to Africa, and introduced to the Carribean 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.
 
West India Burr Gherkins Cucumber
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 13
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

84.6% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
GulfCoastBalconyGardener
Location:
Ocean Springs, MS, United States
Date:
July 16, 2019
          5.0
 
DELISH and super cute
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific - great taste

What are the cons? none at all

Review:

Ordered Mexican Gherkins last year but got these by mistake - just finally planted a couple months back and the two seeds have grown like crazy, flowers and fruit all over both vines. I just realized they were this West India type when I was looking at someone else's cucamelon pics, wondered why mine were so bumpy. Googled and found this is the variety I got instead. I ate the first ones today, right off the vine. Best cucumber flavor so far this season - and just placed a new order for the Mexican Gherkins to see what they are like next. I will always have a space for this variety though, super yummy and pretty flowers on the vines that are all up and all over my trellises.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Steve
Location:
Bunn, NC, United States
Date:
June 29, 2019
          5.0
 
Amazing Gherkin
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Amazing growth with no pests

What are the cons? Rampant runners

Review:

I grew this Gherkin because they looked unusual in the picture and I love growing things that are hard to find in grocery stores. I planted a row near my cucumber trellis and in a month they had grown over my 8 foot trellis, across the row into my Okra and Squash, then continued on to climb on my corn. A spectacular vine that produces hundreds of Gherkins that are mild and delicious. As we in NC head into the 100 days of July these vines never wilt or show any signs of stress in the hot humid weather while still pumping out a lot of fruit.The only downside is you will have to prepare a large area for these beasts to spread because they take over a 50 foot swath of garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Belle
Location:
Churchville, PA, United States
Date:
July 16, 2018
          5.0
 
Favorite Crop
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Unique, tasty, versatile

What are the cons? None

Review:

Discovered this crop through Monticello and thought it was just so unique! My first year growing them my garden got flooded and most of my gherkin plants died. I also think I planted out my seedlings too early. (It was a pretty cold spring.) I had two spare plants that produced some last year so I wanted to try again. This year, I did a raised bed. I composted the soil and warmed it ahead of time with plastic covering for several days. Now I’ve got a trellised raised bed producing lots of gherkins. I mostly pickle them and share with folks. They also make a tasty relish. I hand pollinate with a fine paintbrush to help nature along! My kids love searching for the gherkins and eating them pickled.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Todd
Location:
Mansfield, MO, United States
Date:
February 14, 2016
          5.0
 
Unique
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Low insect pressure

What are the cons? None

Review:

I grew a 30' row in AL two years in a row (Hot sandy soil). They are not bothered by cucumber beetles. They are very prolific and taste like fresh crispy mild cuke when eaten young and tender. After maturing, the spines get tough and taste lemon like. Unlike cucumber vines, they do not climb without help but the crop is so prolific that if you do not trellis them or prune the vines, you will step on fruit and vine while attempting to harvest thoroughly.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
TCBittersweet
Location:
San Angelo, TX, United States
Date:
November 19, 2015
          5.0
 
The Amazing Spiky Balls
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific

What are the cons? Sharp/spiky balls

Review:

I grew two of these plants in a large box with a shade cover and they took over the entire box, all the surrounding area and up and over the trellis. They were amazingly prolific, harvesting about 1-2 pounds per week (up to about 3-4 in the heat of the summer). I am still harvesting the gherkins now. I had so many that I gave them away and fermented everything else. I think they are best fermented. I tried them cooked, in salad, dusted with spices...any way possible because I have so many. I have about 12 pint canning jars full in my fridge. It got to the point that I was just throwing them in the composter. I will grow them again next year but I have never gotten any plant to be that prolific in my hot, dry garden. (they were irrigated daily when the temps were 90-110F). The downside is if you do not catch them early, they are not eating quality. They are also very sharp! The bugs only ate a few, but it was a bad grasshopper year (everything was destroyed)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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