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Jasonofaskwiff

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Achocha
« : February 02, 2018, 02:03:18 PM »
Anyone tried growing "achocha " apparently a disease &problem free type of cuke/pepper ?? Might give it a go this year if it's worth it

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Re: Achocha
« #1 : February 04, 2018, 09:07:05 AM »
Anyone tried growing "achocha " apparently a disease &problem free type of cuke/pepper ?? Might give it a go this year if it's worth it

hi found this ,  https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/.../acocha-courgettes-cute-little-cousin

https://theunconventionalgardener.com/blog/growing-achocha/



they certainly sound like some thing worth giving ago
« : February 04, 2018, 09:13:32 AM spuds »
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Re: Achocha
« #2 : February 04, 2018, 08:34:55 PM »
Had a read about them on a few sites can be used a few different ways in recipes so i,ve ordered a few seeds already for the plot ..

Jasonofaskwiff

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Re: Achocha
« #3 : February 05, 2018, 09:39:00 PM »
Yep me too going to order the Bolivian giant apparently similar too bell peppers going to put 1 in the tunnel & possibly train a couple up an apple tree figured may as well minimise the shade cast by having 2 crops on it

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Re: Achocha
« #4 : February 05, 2018, 11:07:21 PM »
I just ordered the normal sized ones worth a try to see what they grow like and taste like .. If all goes well and anyone wants to try some i will save some seeds from them looks like they produce plenty of black seeds ..

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Re: Achocha
« #5 : February 10, 2018, 06:05:14 PM »
Very interesting article Spuds never heard of em before, I might give em a try  chrs:-)

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Re: Achocha
« #6 : February 11, 2018, 08:56:29 PM »
Apparently some of them are exploding when ready firing out the seeds away from the parent plant clever 1 supplier recommends eye protection

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Re: Achocha
« #7 : February 11, 2018, 10:05:05 PM »
Apparently some of them are exploding when ready firing out the seeds away from the parent plant clever 1 supplier recommends eye protection

Yes i also read about the exploding ones made me laugh when i read about them  I had visions of the health and safety concious  gardener  wearing eye protection  a hard hat and a stab vest when picking them     ROL :-))it says the seeds can be propelled a considerable distance aswell .   cwl:-]
« : February 11, 2018, 10:15:42 PM scary crow »