Jamaican Burr Gherkin

Jamaican Burr

Strangely cute and delicious these spiky miniature cucumbers came to Jamaica via the trans-Atlantic slave trade in the 1500s. They are eaten fresh, pickled, and in Brazil eaten in a stir-fry called “maxixada”. The spikes are actually quite soft and the whole little fruits can be eaten right off the vine.

Plant directly in the ground spaced 6” apart once it’s reliably t-shirt weather and keep the soil moist as they germinate. This vining plant will want a trellis or something to scramble up.