Cucumis anguria, commonly known as Wild cucumber, cackrey, maroon cucumber, West Indian gherkin, and West Indian gourd, is a vine belonging to Cucumis L. (melon) genus and Cucurbitaceae (Cucumber family).
Super prolific, non-acidic cucumber.
You can expect to get approx. 100 small cucumbers off just the one well looked after vine grown in a large pot.
Best to wait until it grows a few fruit then snap the soft lush ends/tips off the vine.
This little stress makes it fruit and re-shoot again and that extends the harvest time for months plus more than doubling the yield.
It has a mild taste, likened to a cross between a cucumber and a zucchini, with sweet and sour, slightly citrusy notes. Each fruit is filled with numerous tiny, tart edible seeds. As the fruit matures, it develops a strong tart and bitter taste while the outer flesh turns tough, and develops long, rubbery spines that eventually turn into spikes.
You can eat the whole fruit, skin, seeds, flesh, raw, pickled or cooked as a vegetable.
10 seeds per packet