Jim W wrote:
I offer this:
Q: What is a midget? A gherkin?
A: When we refer to the terms midget and gherkin, we are referring to small
cucumbers that come from the same plant that produces larger cucumbers,
cucumis sativus. These midgets and gherkins are picked before they have a
chance to grow up to be big ones. However, there is a different species of
cucumber called a gherkin, cucumis anguria. These cucumbers are known as
West Indian or Burr gherkins, and they produce small, exceptionally spiny
fruit that is used for pickling. Mt. Olive, however, does not pickle this
type of gherkin.
Oh ... and thanks for the links. I'm following them now.
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