West indian gherkin
West indian gherkin is a member of the Cucumis family. Its botanical name is Cucumis anguria.
Cucumis anguria, also called the West Indian Gherkin, Burr Gherkin, Burr Cucumber, and locally known as badunga or cohombro, is a vine grown for its fruit used as a vegetable. It is similar and related to the common cucumber (C. sativus) and its cultivars are known as gherkins.
The fruit is typically 4-8 cm in length, 2-4 cm in diameter, and covered with pointed warts. Plants are originally from Africa. They are popular in Brazil, where they are used in the local version of cozido (meat-and-vegetable stew).1an Annual grower, it grows best over the course of a single year. Keep in mind when planning your garden that West indian gherkin is known for growing to a viny habit.
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These plants have been known to grow well alongside West indian gherkin so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with West indian gherkin so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect West indian gherkin plants:
Burr gherkin, Burr cucumber, Badunga, Cohombro