Cucumber, Bolivian (aka Achocha)

Siskiyou Seeds

$ 4.50

Cucumber, Bolivian (aka Achocha) (100 days)

Cyclanthera pedata

An incredibly vigorous growing relative if cucumber that grows 10-12 feet long vines. We obtained seed of this unique cultivar from Dr. Alan "Mushroom" Kapuler of Peace Seeds in Corvallis, OR. Achocha has been cultivated in the Andes for hundreds of years where it is also known as caigua. Not a true cucumber, rather it is more like a distant relative. It has soft, little "thorns" or horns on tyhe fruit. Like cool (not cold) weather. Sprawling vining habit can be trained to climb up a fence or trellis. Traditionally used cut up in soups, or hollowed out, stuffed with cheese, and baked. SSF

Packet: 1 g (~25 seeds)

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