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Burr Gherkins produce small, spiky fruit with a unique citrusy cucumber flavour. They are hardy plants that produce well even in hot temperatures, making them perfect for those living in warmer climates. Originating in Africa and believed to have traveled to the Caribbean during the slave trade, these gherkins are great for fresh eating when picked young or can be pickled or cooked like squash when more mature. Don't miss out on the opportunity to grow these delicious and versatile gherkins in your own garden. Packet contains ~ 25 seeds.


  • ~65 days to maturity

Burr Gherkin Seeds

  • Start burr gherkin seeds indoors no more than 3-4 weeks earlier than your last frost date. Gherkin plants do not like to become root bound and will suffer from transplanting stress if plants are too large. 

    Bury seeds 1 inch (2.5 cm) deep and cover with soil. Keep moist until germination in ~5-10 days. May take longer with cooler soil temperatures.

    Space plants 3-4 feet (90-120 cm) apart if left to sprawl on the ground, or 1 foot (30 cm) apart with trelising. 

  • Cucumis anguria

    Also known as West Indian burr gherkin, Jamaican burr gherkin, maroon cucumber

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