West Indian Gherkin Cucumber
65 days. (Cucumis anguria)
Not a true cucumber, these one inch by two inch oval fruit look like large burrs and are produced on vines with leaves that look like watermelon plants. They have been used for centuries to make small pickles and relishes.
Dating back to at least the early 1790s, it is believed that gherkins originated in Africa then were taken to the West Indies during the course of the slave trade. It was then introduced into the U.S., by way of Jamaica, by Minton Collins of Richmond, Virginia.
Grows well in hot, humid weather. Yields better than any other cucumber.
Contains 15 heirloom seeds