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Characteristics: Annual shrub 1.2 m
Seed per packet: Approx 50
An old Mexican heirloom variety producing 5 cm green fruits with sweet crisp flesh which can be used in salads, salsas or cooked.
Very adaptable to most garden soils but prefers a rich well-drained soil in a protected sunny position.
Tropical: Late Summer to Winter
Temperate: Spring to Early Summer
Cool climate: Late Spring to Early Summer
Sow: 5 mm deep
Sow direct or grow in seed raising trays of a quality seed raising mix. Transplant when 5-7cm high.
Plant space: 50 cm
Row Space: 50 cm
Germination: 10-14 days
Maturity: 10-12 weeks