Achocha (Lady's Slipper) | Vigorous climber producing small edible pods like okra. The small fruits have a tender, crunchy white flesh with a beany, cucumber flavor. Nice in salads or for stir fries. They can also be made into novelty pickles. Pick fruits young, when still green.Divided foliage and delicate flowers make this plant also a valuable climbing ornamental. Flowers begin to appear in July, pods follow in august. Cultivated in South America at high elevations (up to 2000 m). Grow like cucumbers. Full sun. 90-110 days. Annual in zone 5.
Publisher: Hirt's Gardens
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