Organic Jamaican Burr Gherkin

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65 days to harvest Cucumis anguria

Tangy, sweet and gloriously crunchy, we love Jamaican Gherkins as juicy 1 to 2-inch fruits. Delectable raw, pickled or cooked like summer squash, Organic Jamaican Burr Gherkin are extremely productive as well as pest and disease resistant, being an entirely separate species from most cucumbers. If you love their tang, go ahead and harvest them larger than 1 inch; if you love a more traditional cucumber flavor, go small.

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40 Seeds $3.79 In stock
80 Seeds $6.50 In stock
160 Seeds $12 In stock

Organic Jamaican Burr Gherkin

65 days to harvest Cucumis anguria

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Tangy, sweet and gloriously crunchy, we love Jamaican Gherkins as juicy 1 to 2-inch fruits. Delectable raw, pickled or cooked like summer squash, Organic Jamaican Burr Gherkin are extremely productive as well as pest and disease resistant, being an entirely separate species from most cucumbers. If you love their tang, go ahead and harvest them larger than 1 inch; if you love a more traditional cucumber flavor, go small.

We could not keep up with harvesting them in the cool summer of 2014 and they produced all the way until the first frost from a June planting. Originating from West Africa and brought to Jamaica, likely braided into the hair of kidnapped slaves, we were given these seeds by Adaptive Seeds and are thrilled how well they produce in the Northeast.

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1 review for Organic Jamaican Burr Gherkin

  1. Bohuslava (Bonnie) McFarland

    We grew these on a trellis. Very vigorous grower. The vines were bejeweled with numerous, delightful cucumbers. Just pluck off the vine, give the skin a little rub, and enjoy. Crispy and juicy.

  2. Heather

    YESSS! They are the cutest little morsels!

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Organic Jamaican Burr Gherkin

Direct Seed (recommended): Sow 2 seeds every 2’ (thin to 1) with at least 36” between rows after last frost. Trellis for easier harvest, straighter fruits & less disease pressure.
Transplant: Sow indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost in peat pots (plant entire pot) or soil blocks to minimally disturb roots when transplanted with above spacing.

Sowing Date: Soil 70 F, late May – early June
Seed Depth: 1/4 inch
Days to Germination: 3 warm – 10 cool
Days to Maturity: 65
Plant spacing after thinning: 2 feet
Height: Full vine2

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