Achocha (Cyclanthera pedata)
Lady's slipper, Slipper gourd, Wild cucumber, Achokcha, Caihua, Caygua, Cayua , Korila
C. pedata ~ C. pedata is vigorous, tender, annual climber with divided, mid-green leaves, small, pale green flowes in summer and small, edible, white to pale green, edible pods in late summer.
In the UK, best started indoors a few weeks before the last frost. Move outdoors once danger of frost has passed. May be planted in fertile, moist, well-drained soil in a warm, sunny, sheltered location. Provide support and water in dry periods.
Add to salads, Beds and borders, Containers, Flavouring food and drinks, Greenhouse, Hedging/Screens, Wildlife
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Moist but well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Sun
Tender in frost (H3)
Maintenance hours / year: