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West Indian Burr Gherkin (Cucumis anguria)
West Indian Burr Gherkin (Cucumis anguria): heirloom variety from Africa, very productive and resistant to plant diseases and parasites. Crunchy and fresh when young, whereas it has a slight hint of lemon when ripe.
Sow in spring, it has a climbing habit so it needs support. It doesn't hybridize with common cucumbers. (Cucumis sativus).