A West Indies Gherkin variety with slightly larger fruits and smoother skin. Spineless. Can be eaten with the skin. Pick early, when they are about 2″ long. You can also eat them when they are larger, but the taste then gets a little more tart and acidic (though not unpleasant). The fruits are even better than gourds for drying. Use in ornamental displays.
Care: Space 2-3′ apart in all directions. Cucumbers need heat and well-drained soil: plant in full sun in raised beds or hills. Vining plants can be allowed to sprawl or grown on a trellis.