Cucumis anguria, commonly known as bur cucumber, bur gherkin, cackrey, gooseberry gourd, maroon cucumber, West Indian gherkin, and West Indian gourd, is a vine that is indigenous to Africa. It is similar and related to the common cucumber and its cultivars are known as gherkins. Cucumis anguria is a thinly stemmed, herbaceous vine scrambling up to 3 meters long. Fruits (45cm 34cm) are longly stalked, and ovoid to oblong. The surface of the fruits have long hairs covering a surface having warts and/or spines; the inner flesh is palid to green.
USDA Zone - 9
Season to Sow - Spring
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