Cyclanthera pedata | Stuffing Cucumber | Slipper Gourd | Achocha | 20_Seeds

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These seeds were collected from Cyclanthera pedata, also known as stuffing cucumber, slipper gourd, Achocha, Caihua, Caygua, Cayua, Korila, and Wild Cucumber. This vine likes to live in full sun to partial shade where it can grow to 15 feet long and attracts a wide variety of birds, bees, and butterflies. The fruit is edible and eaten raw when young, or picked when the fruit is older and then cooked and eaten as a vegetable. Normally the black seeds are removed and then the vegetable is stuffed with rice or meat. The fruit has the flavor of a cucumber crossed with a green bean. The young shoots and leaves can be cooked and eaten as a vegetable similar to greens. Some people use the roots to clean their teeth. USDA Hardiness Zones 9 to 11.

Embark on a journey of discovery with Cyclanthera pedata seeds – your key to a world of captivating blooms and unwavering adaptability. With its unique attributes and versatile offerings, this plant stands as a testament to the wonders of the botanical realm.

Blossoms in Delicacy: Envision your garden adorned with the intricate beauty of Cyclanthera pedata blooms. While this plant does not bear traditional blooms, its lush vines and foliage lend an exquisite touch of greenery, creating a serene haven within your outdoor space.

Thriving Across Climates: Cyclanthera pedata adapts effortlessly to various climates, thriving in USDA Hardiness Zones 10 through 11. From subtropical to tropical regions, this plant showcases natures remarkable versatility, adding allure to gardens across different environments.

Edible and Culinary Delights: Beyond its visual charm, Cyclanthera pedata offers a unique culinary experience. Its tender fruits, when harvested at the right stage, become a delightful addition to your dishes, adding a touch of novelty and flavor to your meals.

A Sanctuary for Wildlife: Watch in awe as bees, butterflies, and even ladybugs find solace among the leaves of Cyclanthera pedata. This plant becomes a haven for these vital pollinators and insects, creating a thriving microcosm within your garden.

A Resilient Haven: Embrace the allure of Cyclanthera pedata without concern – this plant is known to be deer resistant. Your garden sanctuary remains untouched, allowing you to enjoy its attributes without the constant worry of browsing deer.

Elevate your landscape with Cyclanthera pedata – where unique features captivate, adaptability shines, and the symphony of life thrives. With these seeds, you are nurturing an ecosystem of versatility, sustenance, and natural vitality that enriches your garden.