This cucumber is notable for it's very spiky fruit that look quite formidable, but in fact, hide a terrific Gherkin cucumber.
Small fruit in comparison to C.sativus but lots and lots of it.
It has a pleasant and cooling leaf that shares it's fever treating properties with many in the cucumber family.
Every kid should grow a West Indian Gerkin as they do not require a great deal of attention but are so novel and prolific that they will hold their attention all season.
The immature fruit of the West Indian Gherkin is best for pickles but it can be eaten raw or cooked when mature with none of the bitterness suggested by it's look. The seed is rich in oil and has a mild nutty flavour.
20 fresh seeds $3.95