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giant acocha

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Cyclanthera pedata


story: this will be our third year growing acocha at omved gardens. the first year we grew it outside, and the vine struggled. in 2021, it thrived in the glasshouse. the fruits are traditionally eaten after removing the seeds and stuffing them. however, we found it enjoyable to eat raw as well. the seeds are also a really fun shape!

sow: indoors in april. 

requirements: full sun, moist soil, warmth and humidity. 

harvesting: for eating, pick fruits when young and firm. for seed harvesting, leave fruits on the vine until they have started to go soft. each pod will be filled with hard black seeds. 


please remember, we only send out three packs of seed. if you order more than this, you will receive just three packs to begin with. this is to ensure we get plenty of data in return, and to keep our stocks sustainable for years to come.