This is a prolific and rampant climber reaching 3-4m so will need supporting with a trellis or a frame. The small, cucumber-like fruits have a fresh flavour, a cross between a minty cucumber and a green pepper. Eat raw or in stir-fries when young; when mature they have tougher skins so stuff with meat, fish, or cheese and then bake, or make an achocha curry. Can also be used pickled or as a base for chutney. The flowers are attractive to pollinating insects. For more information, contact us for a copy of the Achocha Variety Profile from Seed News 25.
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