Vigorously climbing plant of African origin with gourds that are edible when harvested young.
Type – African
Variety – Itala
Plant group – Pumpkins, Melons, Cucumbers
Seasonal – August, September, October, November, December
Uses – Vegetable
Origin – Traditional South African
Direct plant 2cm deep in groups of 3 seeds, spacing groups 90x90cm in full sun. Protect from strong winds.
Germination: 7 – 10 days at 20°-30° C.
Care: Water medium & Fertilization high.
Good Companions: Herbs, Beans, Maize, Salads.
Bad Companions: Tomatoes, Peppers, Potatoes