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Caigua, slipper gourd (Cyclanthera pedata)

Caigua, slipper gourd  (Cyclanthera pedata)
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Item number
CYC01
Group:
Seeds
Seed quantity:
5
Botanical name:
anguria pedisectacyclanthera pedatamomordica pedata
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Description

Caigua, also called slipper gourd or kaywa, is a very unpretentious old vegetable plant. The small but very numerous fruits can be harvested when they are the size of olives and are often pickled or eaten raw. You can also let them grow until they
are about the size of short cucumbers. Caigua is used in salads, as vegetables or as stuffed gourd, and it is also an ancient Peruvian and Bolivian medicinal plant whose use dates back to the Inca population.

5 cyclanthera seeds
Growing instructions

Annual climbing plant. Prefers a warm sunny position. Sow in spring indoors, preculture starting from April (2 cm sowing depth). Plant out young plantlets as soon as it gets a little warmer, after the last frosts are over. Distance of plants approx. 1-2 m. Give the plants some protection and a climbing frame. Loves loose compost-containing soils.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Cucurbitaceae
Plant height approx.:
500 cm
Flower colour:
GreenWhite
Flowering period :
AugustJulyJuneSeptember
Location:
Partially shadySun
Lifecycle :
Annual
Winter hardy up to:
0 °CNot hardy

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
April
Sowing time outdoors:
JuneMay
Sowing depth:
1 – 2 cm
Best germination temperature :
20 – 25 °C
Germination time in days:
14 – 28
Planting distance approx.:
40 x 40 cm
Main harvest:
AugustJulySeptember

Companion planting

Other names

German names:
inka–gurkekaywakorila
English names:
kaywalady's slipperslipper gourdsparrow gourdstuffing cucumber
French names:
achochaconcombre des andesconcombre grimpantmargose lisse
Spanish names:
achocchaachochaarchuchacaihuajaibapepinopepino de rellenar

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