Archive | achocha (Cyclanthera pedata)

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Summer heat and Andean crops

This was a pretty normal year on the coast of Washington.  We had a cool winter, a cool spring, a cool summer, and so far, we’re having a cool fall.  We’re close enough to the ocean that the temperature of the Pacific just off shore is a much better predictor of our temperatures than anything […]

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Achocha: Saving seed

It is easy to save seed from your achocha (Cyclanthera pedata, also commonly known as caigua) plants, although you might wonder at what stage they are ready to harvest.  These instructions will also work for the closely related Cyclanthera brachystachya and probably for other Cyclantheras as well. I had been trying to time things so […]

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Miscellaneous garden update

With daytime temperatures now hitting the 60s reliably, we are starting to see a lot more growth.  Here are updates on a few of the more unusual vegetables that we are growing this year. Achocha plant in mid-June The achocha is finally starting to grow.  It really wants temperatures in the mid-60s to do much […]

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