(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.
SEEDS TO HILL
To 3-4 Plants
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. ± 5,600 seeds/oz
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