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Caigua, slipper gourd (Cyclanthera pedata)

Caigua, slipper gourd  (Cyclanthera pedata)
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Item number
CYC01
Seed quantity:
5 Pcs.
Botanical name:
Anguria pedisecta, Cyclanthera pedata, Momordica pedata
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Seeds
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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:
Green, White
Flowering period :
August, July, June, September
Location:
Partially shady, Sun
Lifecycle :
Annual
Winter hardy up to:
0 °C, Not hardy

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
April
Sowing time outdoors:
June, May
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:
August, July, September

Companion planting

Other names

German names:
Inka–Gurke, Kaywa, Korila
English names:
Kaywa, Lady's slipper, Slipper gourd, Sparrow gourd, Stuffing cucumber
French names:
Achocha, Concombre des Andes, Concombre grimpant, Margose lisse
Spanish names:
Achoccha, Achocha, Archucha, Caihua, Jaiba, Pepino, Pepino de rellenar

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