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Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2007 - 05:27 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Have any of you tried this interesting cucumber-relative with so many names:
Achocha, Korila, Lady's Slipper, etc. (Cyclanthera pedata)?

It is a slow starter, but when it first get started, it delivers hundreds of small pods. I would like suggestions on how to use them.

Potager - Denmark, Zone "7"
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Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2007 - 05:56 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

No I haven't, but it looks very interesting. Do you have them? Can you describe the taste?

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Posted on Wednesday, August 08, 2007 - 01:05 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Seems to me I came across something like this cucmber in my searches for unusual veggies, although the name doesn't sound familiar. Where did you get the seeds?

Stephie - B.C., Zone "8"
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Posted on Wednesday, August 08, 2007 - 05:50 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post


Greg wrote on Tuesday, August 07, 2007 - 04:02 pm:

Do you have them? Can you describe the taste?



Sure. Taste hard to describe in words, but it is something between the pod from sugar snap peas and the Armenian Yard Long cucumber which botanically speaking is a melon. Picture of Armenian Yard Long cucumber here (sorry - text in danish only).



Stephie wrote on Wednesday, August 08, 2007 - 11:11 am:

Seems to me I came across something like this cucmber in my searches for unusual veggies, although the name doesn't sound familiar. Where did you get the seeds?


It is known under SO many names. I got the seeds from HSL, Heritage Seed Library (UK).

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Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 11:21 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

The fruiting body looks like the okra I am trying to grow this year with limited success.

Cyclanthera pedata would be an interesting plant to try next year. I would like to get some seeds in North America. Anyway I will keep looking. It is always interesting to try new vegetables.

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Posted on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 02:33 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Durgan, I still have a few seeds left. If everything else fails, maybe I could send you some.

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Posted on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 03:34 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post


Potager wrote on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 12:39 pm:

If everything else fails, maybe I could send you some



Many Thanks. I would appreciate the seeds. It is highly unlikely, that I will get them anywhere in Canada and probably the US. Certainly I will try them next year. My growing location is probably ideal.

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Posted on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 04:04 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Yes, I thought the same. The only obvious possibility would be the Seed Savers Exchange, I guess but I don't recall having seen it on their list.

To send the seeds, I need your surface mail address. You can tell me in a private message. Or you can use the contact form on my danish website http://www.gourmethaven.dk/artikel/vis.php?id=3

Potager - Denmark, Zone "7"
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Posted on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 04:47 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Achocha seeds are available from Solana Seeds, which, I think is Canadian:

http://www.solanaseeds.netfirms.com/vegetables1.html

Heirloomgrower - Mississippi, Zone "8"

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