Northern Queensland Permaculture

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West Indian Gherkin

Botanical Information

Botanical Information
Order Cucurbitales
Family Cucurbitaceae
Genus Cucumis
Common Name West Indian Gherkin
Species C. anguria

Maturity days

  • 60

Planting Months

Planting months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
X X X X X

Permaculture uses

Permaculture uses
Usage 1 Usage 2 Usage 3
Pioneer Ground_cover Vegetable

Growing condition comments

Growing Condition Comment
Drought Tolerant
Humidity tolerant Yes
Planting area Ground
Sunlight Full_sun

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Short comments

Herbaceous vine, spiky fruits, taste like cucumbers. Hardy in summer in NQ

General comments

Eaten like regular cucumbers, particularly hardy variety that grows well.

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