West Indian Gherkin Seeds
Burr gherkin, gooseberry gourd, maroon cucumber
An heirloom vegetable from Africa that crops abundantly. The fruit is about the size of an egg and is covered in edible 'spikes'. The flavour is similar to a mild cucumber. It is a versatile vegetable that can be cooked like squash, pickled or eaten fresh as a cucumber. It is very hardy, tolerant of humidity and unlikely to be damaged by pests and diseases. It may be prone to self-sowing the following year. Grow it on a trellis, sowing conditions are similar to cucumber or squash. Days to harvest: 75
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