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Cucumber, West Indian Gherkin

0.50 LBS

Product Description

West Indian Gherkin Cucumber - 25 seeds per pack.

Catalog # 1434

(Cucumis anguria) (aka Burr Gherkin) A different species than the common cucumber, traditionally used for pickling as the flesh is thin, tough, and seedy. Introduced from Jamaica in 1793. Catalogued by James J. H. Gregory as early as 1875. He describes it as “A very small, elegant, peculiar sort . . . prolific to an extraordinary degree.” Very drought tolerant. 60-65 days.

1" Deep
6-8 Seeds
To 3-4 Plants
Full Sun

Green Thumb Tip
Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after the last frost when soil is warm. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 2-4 weeks before the last frost for an earlier harvest. Benefits from consistent moisture. Provide support for vines to save space.

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