West Indian Gherkin, Burr Gherkin or Burr Cucumber has 1˝” by 2”oval fruit covered with pointed spines that look like large burrs produced on large vines with leaves that resemble watermelon leaves.
The flavor of this gherkin is remarkably similar to that of the garden cucumber.
Originally from Africa, this variety dates back to at least the early 1790s, while gherkins have been used for small pickles and relishes for centuries.
Certified Organic. 60-65 Days
Approx 35 seeds per pack
Outdoor Sowing Recommended.
Plant 6 to 8 seeds per hill (4ft. to 6ft. apart) directly in the garden after soil is warm and all danger of frost is past. When seedlings are 6" tall, select the 3 strongest and pinch or cut out the others. Do not pull, as this disturbs the root structure.
Cucumbers need moisture. Mulch thickly and water well in dry weather. Plant where vines can climb on a trellis or a fence. Pick often, cucumbers left to turn yellow will slow or stop the vine's production.