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Achocha

Cyclanthera edata
HOW TO GROW ACHOCHA

Like cucumber, start indoors 3–4 weeks before last frost, plant out 1–2 weeks after last frost. Direct seed when soil and day temps are above 70–85˚F at least one week after last frost. Sow in rows or hills thinning to 3-4 plants per hill. Cucumbers are heavy feeders and thrive with ample amounts of well-decayed organic matter. For greenhouse cucumbers, prune to one central leader on a trellis for. Cucumbers prefer an air temperature of at least 70°F during the day, 60°F at night. For field cucumbers, plastic mulch and row covers are commonly used to increase soil and air temperature and ward off insects. Make sure to remove row covers when plants flower to ensure pollination. Soil pH 6.5–7.1. Hardiness zones 10. Annual.

Average 520 seeds per ounce. Usual seed life: 6–10 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 1/2 mile.

Planting Depth 1/2"
Soil Temp. Germ. 68-90˚F
Days to Germ. 4–12
Plant Spacing 8–12”
Row Spacing 5-6’
Days To Maturity 60–70
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained Soil
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Achocha, is a herbaceous vine grown for its edible fruit, which is predominantly used as a vegetable, grows to 10–15’ (4.5m). in the same family as cucumbers and squashes, one of the Lost Crops of the Incas. Smaller than cucumber and hollow, except for the black unusual shaped seeds. Typically, the immature fruits a...
Achocha, is a herbaceous vine grown for its edible fruit, which is predominantly used as a vegetable, grows to 10–15’ (4.5m). in the same family as cucumbers and squashes, one of the Lost Crops of the Incas. Smaller than cucumber and hollow, except for the black unusual shaped seeds. Typically, the immature fruits are eaten cooked, raw in salads, and pickled. The achocha has a subtle flavor similar to other edible cucurbit fruits. The young shoots and leaves may also be eaten as greens. It is also known as caigua, slipper gourd, lady's slipper, sparrow gourd and stuffing cucumber. In Ecuador caygua, caihua, cayua, achojcha, achokcha, achogchain Ecuador. In Chinese: 小雀瓜; pinyin: xiǎoquè guā). Pepino in Colombia. Korila in the Philippines. Olochoto and kichipoktho in Bhutan. Tags: Color: Green, Season: Summer, Certification: Organic.

Domesticated in the Andes and traditionally distributed from Colombia to Bolivia, the caigua is now grown in many parts of Central America and also in parts of the Eastern Hemisphere tropics. For example, caiguas are very popular in northeastern India, Nepal and Bhutan. The Moche culture had a fascination with agriculture and displayed this in their art. Caiguas were often depicted in their ceramics.
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Achocha

Cyclanthera edata
Achocha, is a herbaceous vine grown for its edible fruit, which is predominantly used as a vegetable, grows to 10–15’ (4.5m). in the same family as cucumbers and squashes, one of the Lost Crops of the Incas. Smaller than cucumber and hollow, except for the blac...
Achocha, is a herbaceous vine grown for its edible fruit, which is predominantly used as a vegetable, grows to 10–15’ (4.5m). in the same family as cucumbers and squashes, one of the Lost Crops of the Incas. Smaller than cucumber and hollow, except for the black unusual shaped seeds. Typically, the immature fruits are eaten cooked, raw in salads, and pickled. The achocha has a subtle flavor similar to other edible cucurbit fruits. The young shoots and leaves may also be eaten as greens. It is also known as caigua, slipper gourd, lady's slipper, sparrow gourd and stuffing cucumber. In Ecuador caygua, caihua, cayua, achojcha, achokcha, achogchain Ecuador. In Chinese: 小雀瓜; pinyin: xiǎoquè guā). Pepino in Colombia. Korila in the Philippines. Olochoto and kichipoktho in Bhutan. Tags: Color: Green, Season: Summer, Certification: Organic.

Domesticated in the Andes and traditionally distributed from Colombia to Bolivia, the caigua is now grown in many parts of Central America and also in parts of the Eastern Hemisphere tropics. For example, caiguas are very popular in northeastern India, Nepal and Bhutan. The Moche culture had a fascination with agriculture and displayed this in their art. Caiguas were often depicted in their ceramics.
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HOW TO GROW ACHOCHA

Like cucumber, start indoors 3–4 weeks before last frost, plant out 1–2 weeks after last frost. Direct seed when soil and day temps are above 70–85˚F at least one week after last frost. Sow in rows or hills thinning to 3-4 plants per hill. Cucumbers are heavy feeders and thrive with ample amounts of well-decayed organic matter. For greenhouse cucumbers, prune to one central leader on a trellis for. Cucumbers prefer an air temperature of at least 70°F during the day, 60°F at night. For field cucumbers, plastic mulch and row covers are commonly used to increase soil and air temperature and ward off insects. Make sure to remove row covers when plants flower to ensure pollination. Soil pH 6.5–7.1. Hardiness zones 10. Annual.

Average 520 seeds per ounce. Usual seed life: 6–10 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 1/2 mile.

Planting Depth 1/2"
Soil Temp. Germ. 68-90˚F
Days to Germ. 4–12
Plant Spacing 8–12”
Row Spacing 5-6’
Days To Maturity 60–70
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained Soil

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