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Cucumis anguria
CUCUMBER-WEST INDIAN BURR-GHERKIN Once known as the Round Prickly Cucumber but now more commonly known as the West India Burr Gherkin. It’s reliable, drought tolerant, heat loving & hardy. For many years the presumed origin of this curious old vegetable was thought to be Jamaica, but in fact, it originated in Africa & was introduced into Jamaica in connection with the slave trade in the seventeenth century. Grows vigorously & produces small, oval-shaped, green plump, spiny fruit. 5 – 7cm. Used fresh in salads, soups, or pickled.  Pick whilst still young.  Does best in warmer weather. Heavy producer.

Sow seeds direct into well-prepared beds with added compost. Soil must be 20°C or above for best germination results. Press 4 seeds into a hole and then later to 2 seedlings. Can be grown on a small trellis.

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Germination Time (Days) 10 – 15
Maturity Time (Days) 55 – 70
Sowing Depth (mm) 20
Plant Spacing (cm) 40 – 60
Row Spacing (cm) 100 – 120
pH 5 – 7.5
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ABSeeds is an Australian owned business trading under the umbrella of Direct Compost Solutions which is owned and managed by Victoria Brun.

We as a company endeavor to provide to the public, Organic, Old Fashioned, Heritage, and Open-pollinated seeds that have not been genetically modified.

We purchased the business in November 2018 and renamed it to ABSeeds (All ‘Bout Seeds) to make the title shorter and represent what we hope to achieve with this business in the years ahead.

Seeds that we can’t grow ourselves we will acquire from people who grow for us, or we may purchase seeds from reputable heritage seed companies.

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